Photography Educational Workshop Volunteer for Brighton Photo Biennial – deadline to apply Monday 19 September

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The role

Volunteers will work alongside an experienced artist facilitator to plan and deliver photography-based workshops with school students aged 14-18:

1. Participate in a series of artist led training sessions during which they will learn the skills needed to lead workshops
2. Work in pairs or small groups (as part of the training sessions) to research, plan and prepare for leading a practical or discussion based photography workshop
3. Lead (in a pair or small group) photography-based workshops in either a gallery setting, or a workshop setting. You will be supported by the artist through this process.

Time commitment

Training and planning sessions:

Friday 23rd September, 10am-1pm – Introduction
Wednesday 28th September, 10am-3pm – approaches to gallery education
Wednesday 5th October, 10am-4pm – explore the Biennial exhibitions
Wednesday 12th October, 10am-4pm – groups trial their workshop plans in Biennial exhibition venues
Friday 14th October, 10am-3pm – Final planning, and trouble shooting for workshops
Wednesday 19th October, 10am-1pm – One to one sessions (at slots throughout the morning).

Making it Happen Event:

Friday 21st October, 9am – 5pm (approx. times).

Applicants need to be able to attend all dates.

Person requirements

Not just open to photographers! – This opportunity is open to all University of Brighton students who would like to gain practical work experience in the field of community arts or education.

Volunteers must have:

– Basic knowledge and understanding of photography and photographic processes (note: you don’t have to be a photographer, just have basic knowledge of how to use a camera, and/or visual tools such as composition, framing etc.)
– An interest in working with community arts/arts education
– An open-minded and hands on approach to art & design
– A willingness to work in an educational setting (gallery or workshop based).

About Photoworks

Photoworks commissions new photography, produces exhibitions and events including the Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB) an international festival of photography, publishes books and an annual magazine. A registered charity, we are hosted by the University of Brighton. Our office is at Edward Street. Brighton Photo Biennial is an international festival of photography that takes place in and around Brighton every two years. BPB 16 takes place this October. Whilst the programme is being kept under wraps until it is announced in July, it will feature new commissions by a range of emerging and established international artists.

The project

Learning & participation is a core activity for Photoworks, and a big part of the BPB programme. Our participatory projects are developed collaboratively and involve small local communities alongside national/international initiatives. For BPB 16 we will be presenting a range of opportunities for people to get involved. As part of this, we are delivering a one-day conference style event for school students called Making it Happen. Up to 90 young people aged 14–18 will come to the Sallis Benney Theatre and hear from inspiring photographers from a range of backgrounds about their work and career paths. Following this, the young people (in small groups) will visit BPB exhibitions in the city and take part in a series of workshops led by student volunteers. These may be critical and purely discussion based, or they could be practical, hands on workshops.

How to apply

Applications from University of Brighton students must go through the Active Student Volunteering Service. Please contact us to apply: Deadline to apply is Monday 19 September.


Image: Creative Commons License Natalia Medd via Compfight

Kat Saunders • 05/09/2016

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