Deptford X is pleased to offer paid opportunities for 6 artists to develop 1:1 participatory art projects through Voluntary Services Lewisham’s (VSL) Telephone Befriending Scheme. Deadline: 10th June 2020, 10am.
Artists will be paired with a service user living in the Lewisham area who has been identified, or identified themselves, as an isolated, lonely or vulnerable person. Through a series of telephone conversations, the artist will work with the service user to imaginatively explore a creative idea or develop a creative project.
The outcomes of each artist’s and participant pairing’s 1:1 project will be presented during the next Deptford X festival.
There is an artist fee of £400.
Deadline: 10th June 2020, 10am
We are particularly keen to support applicants who are resident in the borough of Lewisham and have been part of the Deptford X Fringe in the past.
Deptford X specifically welcomes applications from artists with experience of participatory working and working with vulnerable people.
Valid DBS checks are preferable but not essential.
Projects should be imaginative and use available materials or props.
Projects must not flout any lockdown rules or put either the artist or service user at any risk.
You will be asked to complete a simple application form with the following questions:
What is your idea for a 1:1 participatory art project through VSL’s Telephone Befriending Scheme?
What is your experience of participatory working and working with vulnerable people?
How might you your work translate into a festival format in the future?
All applicants will be asked to upload a copy of their CV.
Please Note: Projects will be expected to take place from: Mid-June, mid-July and mid-August, you will be able to make a selection on your application form, for when you would like to start if chosen.
Application forms can be found at: www.deptfordx.org/artist-on-the-phone
Type: offering / offering
Deadline: Friday 30 July 2021 at 00:00h