Strike A Light are seeking an artist to create a ZINE sharing the story of the making of and impact of our new show I stand for what I stand on.
🔥 Create a Zine 🔥 £1500 set fee 🔥 Immediate start
I stand for what I stand on is a live show performed by four young climate activists from Gloucester and a global digital cast. It is touring nationally in October/ November 2021. The show is performed directly to each audience member through headphones with original sound and digital design. Drawing on autobiographical experiences, a love of Harry Styles and Abba, an extraordinary understanding of the climate crisis and using cardboard protest signs,
I stand for what I stand on shares the young international cast’s thoughts and fears about the impending climate crisis and explores the reality of being a teenager and growing up in the shadow of the climate emergency.
Why a zine?
At Strike a Light we are thinking about how we evaluate our work and want to think about how we embed artists in that process. We want to have something that we can share with others that charts the process and tells the story of a project from an artist’s perspective.
What are we looking for?
An experienced zine maker, who can work independently and ideally has some knowledge of the climate emergency and why young people are rising up and speaking out.
We would like someone to attend some rehearsals as an onlooker, attend the show, speak to the cast, speak to some audience members and create a zine that we can share with funders, arts organisations and the public that tells the story of how this show was made and what impact it has had.
When is this happening?
We are looking for someone to make an immediate start! Rehearsals are taking place 6, 7, 8 October with the tour taking place throughout October (You will need to attend some of the rehearsals and one performance on the tour).
The number 1 thing people wanted was a chance to share practice, learn about each other’s projects and meet others who are co-creating. Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and Strike A Light invite you to do just that.
The event will be an opportunity to:
Find out who else is actively working on co-creation in the South West
Hear about different projects
Have more in depth conversations sharing what’s worked and what hasn’t
Develop the ideas suggested at the last event for what a SW network could look like
This online event is for anyone who is already working with co-created practice, free to attend and will be captioned.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Artistic Directors of the Future to host the second instalment of the Up Next arts leadership programme – a scheme designed to hand over power and resources to visionary people of colour within established theatre organisations.
Under the scheme, one successful applicant will get a 1 year, 4 day/week placement with Strike A Light in the role of Executive Director. This will include mentoring, training and support from Strike A Light and the ADF network.
This is a paid placement, at a rate of £35,000 per year pro rata.
be from a Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Native American, Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latinx or Mixed-Race background
Up Next is designed to hand over power and resources to visionary people of colour within established theatre organisations. The initiative is a catalyst for progressive change within organisations that participate in the programme and supports the diversity of their workforce.
This no hand-holding initiative presents a one of a kind opportunity for ADF members to take the keys, take the budgets, take the space and change the game.
Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) launched this revolutionary leadership programme in 2017, in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Bush Theatre and supported by the Arts Council England Sustained Theatre Fund.
The initiative saw five ADF members from culturally diverse backgrounds take up positions of leadership – bringing change to tomorrow’s arts and cultural landscape.
“I would never have this job if it wasn’t for ADF. There were times when I really couldn’t continue theatre and it was the great community I had through ADF that made me feel there was still a place for me in this industry. I only got this job, partly through my relationship with BAC, and the Up Next programme.” – Tarek Iskander, Battersea Arts Centre Artistic Director and Up Next 2017 participant
This year, Up Next will offer a one-off opportunity to a candidate who will bring their perspective and lived experience as a person of colour to Strike A Light and share new ideas and strategies to shape the organisation.
The main goal of the placement is that, by the end of the year, the Up Next candidate will have gained valuable experience that can support them to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and confidence to step into a senior leadership role within the cultural sector.
About the placement
The scheme will offer one person a one-year placement with Strike A Light in Gloucester in the role of Executive Director.
The Executive Director is a key part of the Strike A Light team, working alongside the Co-Artistic Directors to lead the organisation. The role is one that holds, shapes, supports and drives the entire organisation.
Primary purpose: with the Artistic Directors, to drive the strategic and creative direction of the organisation, leading on planning, finance and organisational development of Strike A Light.
For this placement, Strike A Light are looking for someone to join the team who is excited about the organisation’s work, who understands the principles underpinning it and who wants to bring new ideas and ways of working to the organisation.
The placement will be best-suited to someone who enjoys being the go-to person in a team, and who has a broad range of experience in different areas and job roles in the arts.
About Strike A Light
As a small charity, Strike A Light has been punching above its weight in terms of national profile and innovative thinking which is influencing the industry.
We believe that for the arts industry to change, the leadership needs to change – and that artists and communities need to be at the heart of developing cultural programmes. We use 7 Key principles for creating cultural events and these inform the whole organisation and its decision making.
The programme is NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS.
Key dates: 5 July 2021: Applications open 20 Sep 2021, 9am: Applications close Week commencing 4 October 2021: Interviews Oct/Nov 2021: Up Next Executive Director 12 month p/t contract
How to apply
You must be a member of ADFto apply. It’s completely free to join.
Arts Council Funding Advice Sessions with Ruth Kapadia
We’re really pleased that Ruth from Arts Council England will be carrying on being in Gloucester to give face to face advice on your project and Arts Council funding. We’ve had a great response so far. Just drop in 10am-4pm on any of the dates below, to Blackfriars Enterprise Hub, 10 Commercial Road, Gloucester (next to Gloucester Bike Project).
All sessions are currently POSTPONED due to Covid-19. We hope sessions will be able to take place again soon but currently there are no dates confirmed.