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Opportunities 2019


Call for: Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians and the Public [closed]
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51zero/festival is back this year from 25th October to 17th November in Rochester and Canterbury. Imagining the two towns as ‘galleries’, public venues and outdoor spaces as interlinked ‘exhibition rooms’, the festival aims to be accessible to everyone.

The festival’s programme will showcase artists and practitioners that are among the best and most representative working in film and contemporary art alongside new talent, presenting local, national and international visual artists and filmmakers whose production is between contemporary art and cinema. Together, with moving image, the festival also presents live music, performance, sculpture, talks and participatory projects.

One of this year’s themes is the idea of rebirth, renewal and starting again. Resident artist David Goldenberg will introduce Granulation, a collective public installation, encouraging contributions to a collaborative artwork and a discussion on art in response to the festival program. Goldenberg aims to use exhibited artworks and festival activities to construct formal ideas of how art takes place today, exploring how these ideas could be unfixed and reconstituted to develop new languages of art, in particular, a new language of art for Medway.

We invite contributions from artists, filmmakers, musicians and the general public; submitted work will become an integral part of 51zero festival 2019 and inform the Granulation project.

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part-time Freelance Communications Manager [closed]

51zero delivers a biennial festival that showcases international visual artists and filmmakers whose film, video and digital art production is between contemporary art and cinema. Established practitioners are exhibited alongside new talent, in alternative venues, public settings and gallery spaces, collaborating with the community to bridge the gap between the art and people, contributing to the cultural landscape of Kent. 51zero partners with cultural organisations in the UK and overseas to create opportunities for expanded moving image practice and promote young emerging talent, delivering exchange projects and touring programmes.

51zero have a successful track record of working with young people, engaging students and graduates in activities meaningful for their professional development.

51zero is based in Rochester and is embedded in the area; it takes its name from the geographical coordinates of Medway.

The next festival takes place in October/November 2019. www.51zero.org

Purpose of job


We are looking for an experienced Communications Manager that will play a leading role in developing and implementing 51zero’s marketing and communication strategy in order to meet 51zero’s objectives of increasing participation, visitor figures to our events and widening audiences. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining 51zeros’ profile in the media, including regional and national outlets 
increasing our relationships with press, funders, partners and audiences and for creating and implementing press and marketing plans, developing 51zero online presence, social media and digital content, encouraging more visitors to Medway for our cultural activities.



Tasks and responsibilities 

– Lead the development and practical implementation of 51zero communications strategy, covering all communications including press and marketing.



– Attract media contacts – TV, radio, national, local press, engage and oversee press, organise and manage launch, relationship building and press events including invitation lists and mailings, helping to develop new alliances.

– Create a manageable system for our contact database, including input of new contacts and streamlining existing contacts
. Manage our database, adhering to privacy and data protection
.

– Produce and oversee copy for press release, printed materials (leaflets, posters, signage, programme notes, etc.), listings, advertising (What’s on, etc), e-communications campaigns (e.g. Mailchimp), 51zero website and communications with funders, partners and audiences. Oversee distribution.

– Develop 51zero information on key external 
websites (including a-n, Arts Council, Visit Kent, and more).

– Engage with followers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels and develop wider social media presence (e.g. Instagram, LinkedIn, etc), responding to digital trends.

– Develop sponsorship, partnerships and deliver a marketing strategy for tickets sale.

– Communicate our press ensuring it is articulated appropriately for our funders, partners peers and audiences.

– Establish and develop links within local community – including universities, schools, tourist sector and other relevant groups, to reach new audiences.

– Act as point of contact for press and as an ambassador for 51zero at all times.

– Maximise any opportunities that arise to promote 51zero programmes and be proactive in increasing and widening engagement.

– Organise and maintain press archive and digital image archive – including 
records of artists, photographer credits and press 
coverage. Ensure 
adherence to copyright. 


– Undertake tasks as may be required by the team, supporting the organisation through any challenges that may arise during the course of the role.

Person Specification – 
knowledge, skills and experience

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills and relationship management.


– Experience of working within contemporary moving image and visual arts in a similar role at a senior level, briefing and influencing a range of press and media
 and liaising with external partners and organisations.

– A portfolio of networks and press contacts within visual arts and ability to develop new connections.



– A high level of accuracy and attention to detail proof reading and collating information.

– Exceptional IT, database management, and archiving skills.


– Expert at producing reports.



– Proficient at working to plans and timescales as well as setting strategic long-term plans and goals.

– Experience of working within a small organisation, confident working independently and as part of a team, and with a proactive attitude.

– Excellent time and project management skills and the ability to juggle and prioritise a range of competing demands.

– Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

– Understanding 
of the aims and objectives of 51zero; knowledge of the Medway area is desirable.


– Knowledge of current audience data monitoring and data protection legislation.

– Commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity.

– A positive team player; dynamic, flexible and adaptable, creative and innovative, with initiative and personal 
leadership.

Agreement

This position has a fee of £10xh and above depending on experience for 16 days; sustenance is provided. We anticipate that the fee will cover the equivalent of 1 day per week over 4 months (July-November) but it is subject to review if more days are required.

The Communications Manager will join our small team at our office in Rochester historic centre, 5 min walk from Rochester train station.

Days can be flexible but we expect on site press management during festival dates (October/Nov 2019), which include 2 weekends during this period.

Must be registered as self-employed HMRC.

Apply

Deadline: 24:00, Sunday 07 July 2019

Interviews: 10 July 2019 (with some flexibility) held at 51zero office in Rochester.

To apply, please send a CV and a short bullet point proposal outlining a plan for the 2019 festival communications strategy.

Email CV + proposal to projectmanager@51zero.org

Questions to mgramegna@51zero.org

Call for Volunteers

51zero are currently recruiting young people, college or university students, recent graduates and emerging artists for their events taking place this October as part of 51zero/festival, with preparations occurring in the upcoming summer months. Volunteers are required from June to October with a possible extension into 2020/2021 that may translate into paid positions.

51zero/festival is a cross-border digital arts project run by 51zero linking Medway and Kent with Europe, showcasing artists’ films, videos and digital art, promoting artistic synergies between diverse artists and art forms.

Participants would

– Challenged with co-curation and co-production of events and be working with professional practitioners for each skill required in every aspect of exhibition, production and management.
– Be invited to submit work to the programme, which will be exhibited in prestigious venues, alongside established artists and musicians.
 – Have the opportunity to create a soundtrack or sound-art piece to accompany a programme of selected artists’ short films. The full list of short films titles and Vimeo links will be released to those interested in participating alongside the details for participation. The programme will present an eclectic mix of films from established and emerging artists (e.g. Semiconductor, Alix Delmas).

Working with 51zero you will gain work experience and benefit from regular mentoring as well as having a space to test ideas, experiment and present new work in a professional environment.

Please register your interest by emailing Rose at projectmanager@51zero.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.



 

Past Opportunities


Opportunities 2017

LOCATE

Locatea consideration of languages perceptible in Contemporary Art of the Moving Image is a project in collaboration with University of Kent and takes place from July 2017 in Medway, Kent and cross-border.

For more information contact us here.

 

Call for Volunteers
51zero are currently recruiting young people, college or university students, recent graduates and emerging artists for their events taking place this October as part of 51zero/festival, with preparations occurring in the upcoming summer months. Volunteers are required from June to October with a possible extension into 2018/2019 that may translate into paid positions.

51zero/festival is a cross-border digital arts project run by 51zero linking Medway and Kent with Europe, showcasing artists’ films, videos and digital art, promoting artistic synergies between diverse artists and art forms.

Participants would:
– Challenged with co-curation and co-production of events and be working with professional practitioners for each skill required in every aspect of exhibition, production and management.
– Be invited to submit work to the programme, which will be exhibited in prestigious venues, alongside established artists and musicians.
 – Have the opportunity to create a soundtrack or sound-art piece to accompany a programme of selected artists’ short films. The full list of short films titles and Vimeo links will be released to those interested in participating alongside the details for participation. The programme will present an eclectic mix of films from established and emerging artists (e.g. Semiconductor, Alix Delmas).

Working with 51zero you will gain work experience and benefit from regular mentoring as well as having a space to test ideas, experiment and present new work in a professional environment.

Please register your interest by emailing Rose at projectmanager@51zero.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

WETLANDS

 

Wetlands – a project in collaboration with University of Kent, takes place from the 14th to the 20th June 2015 in Medway and Kent. Participation opportunities available, contact info@51zero.org.

 

 

Workshop34 Event 1st & 2nd December 2014

 

At 51zero voyager we are pleased to be partnering with Creative Success Kent in an ambitious 2 day pop up cinema event at Workshop34 in Sittingbourne on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December. 51zero Voyager will be showing films on the Tuesday, but YOU CAN GET INVOLVED on Monday 1st to help us develop the cinema and sign up for a 45 minute creative support session.

The event is free. For further information email us at onto@elwickbouette.org.uk

Sittingbourne film flyer

 

There are many ways to get involved with this year’s festival.  See below for details:

Volunteering for Festival 2014
We need volunteers to help steward the forthcoming 51zero Festival 2014 (October 10/11/12th 2014) across different venues in Rochester and Chatham. Please contact info@51zero.org to get involved.

Open Projector Night
Gallery Space, Sun Pier House, Sunday 12th October, 4.30 – 7.30pm 
Calling all filmmakers, artists and moving-image enthusiasts! 51zero Festival is seeking short films for an open-projector evening at Sun Pier House on Sunday 12th October – the closing event of the 2014 festival.

Submission details: The preferred video format is MPEG4 (H.264 encoding) the same as used on YouTube and Vimeo streaming sites but .mov is also fine.  Submission before the event is now closed.  Please bring your film on a USB stick at 4pm for it to be loaded into the playlist.

Amy Dickson, Film & Stitch – Workshop 

Pop Creative Space, Chatham, Sunday 12th October, 11am-2pm  [RSVP here]

Amy Dickson’s ‘Film and Stitch’ workshop invites participants of all ages to combine textile and film-strip to create their own moving-images, in the spirit of experimental animator Len Lye. Age 12+