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Industry:Art
Type:Contract
Salary or training bursary: £28,000 , Pro-rata for 3 days a week
Contract
Duration:
18 Months
Part-time
Company:LUX
Location:London
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:30/03/2020 - 23:59
Start date:04 May 2020

LUX Curatorial Fellowship

Calling all curators! Join this renowned arts company for an 18-month fellowship programme…

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. Founded in 2002 as a charity and not-for-profit limited company, the organisation builds on a long lineage of predecessors (The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre) which stretch back to the 1960s.

LUX is accepting applications for the LUX Curatorial Fellowship. The LUX Curatorial Fellowship is a new initiative which offers an emergent curator the opportunity to curate the on and offsite LUX London programme over an 18-month period with professional development support from LUX staff. They are looking for a creative, committed individual who is passionate about the work of LUX and sharing it with the widest range of publics. They are interested in your ideas and want to learn from you too so applicants should not feel that they need to solely reflect LUX’s previous work but rather make bold propositions for the future of artists’ moving image practices. In return LUX can offer a supportive, creative work environment, access to our large national and international networks and day to day mentoring support, including ongoing professional development support beyond the contracted period as part of the fellowship alumni.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programming

  • To develop and implement a complete public programme for the 18-month period including exhibitions and events (on and off site)
  • Develop creative outreach strategies for working with the wider park in which LUX is based
  • Effectively manage relationships with exhibiting artists, partners and funders
  • To develop and oversee the exhibition production in collaboration with the artists, technicians, designers, partners, funders and other LUX staff
  • To ensure exhibitions and events are produced to a high standard, on time and on budget
  • To work closely with other LUX staff to link the public programme with other LUX activities particularly distribution/ collection department and LUX Scotland

Fundraising

  • To proactively research and raise funds to support the public programme in collaboration with the LUX Director

Marketing and Audience Development

  • To produce press releases, and texts to deadline, and proactively seek press coverage
  • To develop outreach strategies to increase the number and diversity of visitors to LUX, including but not limited to exhibition tours, artist talks and school visits
  • To contribute to LUX’s social media and digital presence through regular posts on twitter, Instagram, Facebook and on the LUX website
  • To oversee the collection of audience data to support programme assessments

General

  • To promote LUX and its programme at national and international level, attending external events to act as ambassador for the organisation
  • To understand, embrace and promote the ethos of the organisation
  • To nurture LUX’s local, national and international partnerships and seek to develop them further

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrable curatorial experience and practice
  • Experience of organising exhibitions and events
  • Demonstrable interest in contemporary visual arts and artists’ moving image
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Experience of working to and managing budgets
  • Knowledge of marketing, social media and audience development
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of artists, funders, publics
  • Ability to speak and represent the organisation in public
  • Initiative and the ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work well both as part of both a part of a small team and independently
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Commitment to the aims and activities of LUX
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and increasing participation in the arts
  • Knowledge of audio visual technologies (necessary)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (necessary)
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (desirable)
  • Understanding of Google Suite (necessary)
  • Knowledge of Filemaker Pro (desirable)

This opportunity is open to all candidates