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Job Title

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from PHOTOGRAPHERS: CULTURE SHIFTS, Fee. Individual project fees range from £3,000 to £2,000, with compatible personal expenses allowances.

Closing Date

20h June 2016

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from PHOTOGRAPHERS:  CULTURE SHIFTS

Culture Shifts is happy to consider expressions of interest from Photographers wishing to work on this exciting programme.  You can apply to work on one or more of the 6 projects outlined below.

FEES:

The total Photographers Fees available for Culture Shifts projects currently being recruited is £11,600, plus personal expenses of £1,590. Individual project fees range from £3,000 to £2,000, with compatible personal expenses allowances.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a letter of interest, no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining why you are interested in Culture Shifts, describing your interest in socially engaged practice, and listing which project/s you wish to take part in, along with a CV and email to ceri@openeye.org.uk by Monday June 20th.

Unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback on all expressions of interest, but we will contact, by June 27th, photographers we have short-listed to arrange interviews.

 

CULTURE SHIFTS OVERVIEW

Culture Shifts is a process-led social engagement photography project delivered by partners based in each of the Liverpool City Region local authority areas. The programme will involve:

In 2016:

  • Photographer/s-in-Residence Programme – photographer/s working with a specific community group in each area to create photo stories that are relevant to that community.
  • The design and construction of a digital platform developed by Red Ninja to showcase photo stories made during 2016.
  • A training programme led by Redeye Photography Network for key community activists or ‘animators’ to share skills in creating photo stories.
  • A sharing lab for participant learning between projects.

In 2017:

  • The launch of the Photostories digital platform.
  • 6 exhibitions in public galleries – 1 in each local authority area – which may include works from other areas.
  • Photostories brochures.
  • A culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery with selected works from each area.

 

The Culture Shifts lead partners include Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and key arts development staff from Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, the Wirral and St Helen’s borough council’s and Heart of Glass (Creative People and Places) in St Helens.

Culture Shifts exhibition venues include: The Atkinson (Sefton), Kirkby Art Gallery (Knowsley), The Brindley (Halton), The Williamson (Wirral), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool) and World of Glass (St Helens).

The programme will be supported by a Culture Shifts Creative Producer, as well as a management and marketing team drawn from lead partners and delivery teams specific to each project.

 

THE ROLE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Culture Shifts’ is informed by research into ‘identity’ and how people currently share interests, observations and key moments using photographs on social media. It refers to changing notions of ‘community’ in the digital age – recognising that we are as familiar with communities united by interests as those united by geography, class or cultural heritage. By exploring the creation and editing of photo stories / collections through the Culture Shifts programme we hope to better reflect  the diverse ‘identities’ of people in Liverpool City Region.

 The Culture Shifts programme is keen to work with the best photographer/s interested in exploring the power of photography with a diverse range of people, developing photo stories that are meaningful to them and creatively exciting.

We recognise that photographers will have established different processes for engaging with communities, which may range from the co-authoring of the projects (including creating work in dialogue with communities), and / or supporting participants in creating photo stories themselves and supporting the editing process – or a mixture of all of these. We also expect the photographer will work with the curator and participants to discuss selection of their work for physical and digital exhibition.

 

There are a number of photography collections based in participating venues – (including Open Eye Gallery’s archive of 1,600 photographs including works by many significant photographers) which may be of interest to photographers as material.

The Culture Shifts management group is keen to ensure the photographers practice is well supported through the programme, evaluation and marketing.

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS FEE

The photographers fee allows for approximately half time spent in development / thinking time and half time engagement with the participants/communities. It is costed at an indicative rate of £200-250 per day, negotiable. There is a fixed personal / travel expenses allocation per project.

 

Call for Expressions of Interest from Photographers, or artists using photography, on 1 or more of the following projects:

 

  • Culture Shifts – Sefton

 

Fee: £3,000, Expenses: £450

Sefton invites a photographer to work with young people, supported by professionals working with youth groups, and arts professionals from the local authority.

The arts team work out of the Atkinson Museum and Gallery, which has rich collections, which may be of interest to the photographer.

Photo stories made from this project will be shown at the Atkinson in 2017 as well as a selection showing on the digital platform and at the culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

  • Culture Shifts – Knowsley

Fee: £2,000, Expenses: £250

Knowsley invites a photographer to work with the local residents of Northwood, a community in Kirby. The photographer will be supported by Knowsley B.C. arts team plus professionals working together to support a broader community engagement project called ‘The Northwood Big Local Project”.

The arts team work across two arts venues, including the Kirby Gallery where the resulting photo stories will be exhibited in 2017, as well as a selection showcasing on the digital platform and in the culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

  • Culture Shifts – Wirral

Fee: £2,000, Expenses: £250

The Wirral invites a photographer to work with two groups, focusing on women, reflecting the differing communities living within the Borough. The photographer will be supported by Wirral Museum Service.

The work that results from this project will be shown in 2017 at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead, possibly alongside artefacts and paintings related to the subject from the Museums’ collections, as well as on the Culture Shifts digital platform and at the culminating Culture Shifts exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

  • Culture Shifts – Halton

 

Fee: £2,600, Expenses: £390

2016: The Photographer will be working with people facing health challenges. The two key areas identified by Halton Clinical Commissioning group are people living with respiratory and cardiac conditions, and we welcome innovative approaches to exploring these issues. The photographer and participants will be supported by Halton B.C. Arts Development Officer and Halton Clinical Commissioning group.  Local resources that are also available to explore include the Catalyst Museum and ICI photographic archive.

A selection of photo stories produced will be shown in The Brindley Arts Centre gallery, as well as on the Culture Shifts digital platform and at a culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

  • Culture Shifts – Liverpool, Social Housing

 

Fee: £2,000 Expenses: £250

Open Eye Gallery is pleased to invite interest from photographers interested in working in domestic settings.

The photographer will be invited to work with people living in social housing in Liverpool with the expectation that some work made during the collaboration will be showcased in situ, as well as working with participants to make a selection of photo stories for the Digital Platform and the Culture Shifts culminating exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

Three other Culture Shifts residencies will be part of this programme but have not gone to open recruitment, including:

 

Culture Shifts – Liverpool, People Living with Dementia

 

Working with Open Eye Gallery, photographer Tadhg Devlin has begun a collaboration with NHS MerseyCare and people living with dementia which includes developing a newspaper publication and a planned public event with discussions and exhibitions which will take place in the autumn 2016.

Photo stories from this project will also feature on the Culture Shifts digital platform and the culminating Culture shifts Local exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

Culture Shifts – Liverpool, Culture Shifts Global

 

Open Eye Gallery is inviting a photographer from China to work in the city in the autumn 2016 and to make work which will be exhibited at Open Eye Gallery in a Culture Shifts Global exhibition in spring 2017, as well as photo stories from this project will also feature on the Culture Shifts digital platform and the culminating Culture shifts Local exhibition at Open Eye Gallery, autumn 2017.

 

Culture Shifts – St Helens

 Culture Shifts St Helens brings together a partnership of Heart of Glass, St Helens B.C. and The World of Glass in the commissioning of photographer Stephen King. King will work with men and women from across St Helens that have spent their working lives at Alexandra Park, the former Headquarters of Pilkington’s Glass. This new body of work will capture their personal stories and experiences, as well as the curious and iconic landmark site itself to create a social history of this significant era of St Helens past, its present and future.

 

The local exhibition partner for the photo stories will be The World of Glass, and a selection will also be shown via the digital platform and at the culmination Culture Shifts exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

 

Job Title

Retail & Events Officer, Fee. £13,500-£16,500

Closing Date

Monday 20 June 2016, 12 noon

Open Eye Gallery is developing as a learning organisation and offers opportunities for self- development. This role has been created to support Open Eye Gallery’s income generation through retail and commercial outlets. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help develop, implement and manage income generating activities alongside Open Eye Gallery’s small team. The gallery houses a modest retail space, which links up to an e-commerce platform (online shop launching 2016) and regularly hosts public events.

Along with co-ordinating a wide range of events with the Open Eye Gallery team, you will be responsible for providing a positive first experience of Open Eye Gallery by welcoming and engaging visitors as well as supervising placements and volunteers as required.

The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of retail and sales with excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast passed environment.

Please download the following documents to apply and send completed applications to jobs@openeye.org.uk

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Title

Creative Producer, Culture Shifts, Fixed Fee. £20,000 (approx £33,00 pro rata)

Closing Date

Monday 20 June 2016, 12 noon

Culture Shifts is a process-led social engagement photography project delivered by partners based in each of the Liverpool City Region local authority areas.

The Creative Producer is expected to play a key role in developing and producing exciting and critically engaged artistic programmes.

The Creative Producer will work closely with lead, Open Eye Gallery, to co-ordinate the management group of 7 partners delivering Culture Shifts. The Creative Producer will be responsible for producing the central shared programme of activity, as well as providing support for the individual delivery partners to share resources and learning where relevant across the 6 City Region areas.

Individual projects will be delivered by partners, with input from the Creative Producer at key stages only.

The Creative Producer role is part time over 19 months from July 2016 to early 2018. Working days will be flexible and negotiated with programme management group, with some fixed dates – such as exhibition launches during 2017.

Please download the following documents to apply and send completed applications to ceri@openeye.org.uk

Job Description

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Title

Evaluation Consultant, Culture Shifts, Fee. £2,000 inclusive

Closing Date

Monday 20 June 2016, 12 noon

Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery wishes to appoint an Evaluation Consultant to create an evaluation framework for the Culture Shifts programme and to provide support in pulling together the evaluation document at the end of the project. Culture Shifts involves 7 partners across Liverpool City Region and we wish to ensure the process of engaging with an evaluation consultant enhances the evaluation skills of the participating organisations.

Culture Shifts will see 7 photographers-in-residence working with communities in the 6 local authority areas during 2016. The photographers will develop ‘photo stories’ with participants for exhibition on a bespoke digital platform called PhotoStories and in exhibitions during 2017. There will be a programme developing skills in creating photostories for key local people called ‘train the animators’, with the aim of cascading skills more widely and encouraging others to create photo stories for the digital platform.

Please download the following documents to apply and send completed applications to ceri@openeye.org.uk

Job Description

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Title

Front of House Volunteer

Closing Date

Open Call

Volunteers are an important and valued part of Open Eye Gallery’s team. We want to ensure volunteering helps you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be, and most of all that you enjoy the experience.

We are looking for volunteers to work during our events. You will be responsible for helping to set up the events, welcoming visitors and staffing the reception desk.

Food and travel will be reimbursed upto £7.50 per day.

Please download the following documents to apply and send completed applications to ceri@openeye.org.uk

Role Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Job Title

Guest Retailer

Closing Date

Open Call

We are inviting independent retailers, designers, illustrators and makers to submit pop-up shop proposals for our small, but perfectly formed gallery gift shop. We support local and regional artists/makers/creative entrepreneurs by offering a platform for promotion and sales. During 2014/2015 the gallery welcomed over 56,000 people to our exhibitions, we continually strive to offer our visitors something unique from our gallery shop.

We are looking for design conscious products to sell in our shop: books, stationary, homewear, gifts and everything in between! Your merchandise should sit well alongside our contemporary publications, cameras and photography accessories.

Download our Guest Retailer Pack

Please submit your proposals with a link to your website and images of your products together with pricing information to info@openeye.org.uk