Artist for Participatory Arts Project with Red Bridge Arts

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Call out for Artist for Participatory Arts Project
Red Bridge Arts

Red Bridge Arts is looking for an experienced artist to collaborate on I See You Like This, a participatory arts project for children and their grown ups. Project runs September 2021, Central Belt.

I See you Like This by Jessica Wilson
Produced by Red Bridge Arts

I See You Like This is a participatory project for children and their grown ups, created by Australian artist Jessica Wilson. Red Bridge Arts is producing it in Scotland under license, with Jessica’s support.

With our ever-growing appetite to document our lives through photos and selfies, children are so often the reluctant subjects of their parent’s cameras; asked to smile, look natural, look that way, and come in closer. I See you Like This turns the camera back and allows children to see their parents as subjects through the lens of their own imaginations.

Children are given permission to observe and portray their parent, while parents are able to experience being ‘seen’ by their child. Each child artist chooses an object, which best represents this adult subject, before art directing a creative portrait directly onto their parent’s face! Each artwork is captured by a professional photographer in a special studio and can be shared in different formats.

Who are we looking for?
Red Bridge Arts is looking for an experienced artist to work on the project, collaborating with the Red Bridge team and the project’s photographer, to create a playful and supportive environment for our participants.

We would like to hear from you if you have:
• experience of working with young people in participatory arts settings
• arts experience in one (or more) of the following areas:
costume design, theatre design, visual arts, performance
• an openness to children’s ideas and find children’s ideas inspiring
• an ability to work to a tight schedule but keep a sense of fun
• a bit of bravery in technical invention
• an enjoyment for the subversive
• the ability to be supportive of adult and child

Where and When
The project will take place in the Central Belt. The Artist must be available in September – you will be required between 10 and 15 days over the period, exact dates to be agreed in consultation with the team. Fee offered is £200 per day. Access to own transport is desirable but not essential.

Interested?
If you think you fit the bill and would like to work with us please get in touch by emailing hello@redbridgearts.co.uk Please send a CV and up to 3 visual examples of your work with a short letter/email (no more than 2 sides of A4) on what draws you to the project and how you meet the criteria

Location: East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh City, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Lothian

For further information, please contact hello@redbridgearts.co.uk (Jennifer Cummins), or visit https://redbridgearts.co.uk

The deadline is Monday 02 August 2021 at 17:00.

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