The Crichton Carbon Centre is looking to appoint an experienced curator-producer. This is a fixed term part-time contract to support a programme of artistsʼ residencies with sustainable food producing communities.
Four creative practitioners will be selected for residencies based on their interest, proposals and portfolio of previous work. Prior to each residency, they will spend some time in discussion with scientists (including some or all of soil scientists, food scientists, meteorologists and land economists) and government policy makers. This will provide an opportunity to develop their understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change and the roles played by different approaches to food production.
The curator-producer will manage all aspects of the project including:
- Researching and presenting a long list of creative practitioners for consideration and inviting their expressions of interest; shortlisting; sending a residency brief to shortlisted candidates and inviting submissions; arranging meetings/interviews and managing the selection process; overseeing the commissioning and contracting of the artistsʼ residencies based on their interests, proposals and portfolios of work; monitoring stage payment of fees and expenses.
- Identifying a range of different types of food producing communities, exploring their interest in the project, selecting from a shortlist and then working with them to support the creative practitioners in their residencies.
- Organising knowledge exchange events with scientists and Scottish Government policy makers, providing creative practitioners with timely and relevant information that will inform their residencies.
- Establishing/developing an understanding of the aims and objectives of the project with all stakeholders (food producers, creative practitioners, funders, partners) and managing the relationships with and between them in order to exploit the benefits of collaboration as fully as possible during the project.
- Writing up both periods of residency, presenting the outputs and outcomes of the project back to the participating communities.
- Curating an exhibition of work from the residencies online and onsite, a suitable venue for the onsite will be determined.
- Publishing feature length articles in relevant community and academic journals exploring the dynamics of the project, the residencies themselves and art/making that results from them.
- Manage the project to time and budget in consultation with the Crichton Carbon Centreʼs Creative Practice Lead, reporting progress to Creative Scotland and other stakeholders as required.