Real Tees Valley Hartlepool Commission

Artist Brief

This opportunity is open to recently graduated and early career artists with an interest in filmmaking and narrative storytelling. The work will be undertaken with groups of young people aged 14-26 across the Tees Valley who reflect the diverse makeup of the area and will focus on the themes of PLACE and CULTURE. All those involved will have support and mentoring from a nationally renowned lead artist and Tees Valley Arts throughout the process and all necessary filmmaking kit will be provided.

Real Tees Valley and Creative Hartlepool

We are now seeking expressions of interest for the Hartlepool Great Place project which will initially work with a group of girls/young women from The Annexe Community Centre (Wharton Trust) based in the Dyke House area. Fundraising is underway to add a second group of young Syrian refugees, to create two contrasting stories about growing up in Hartlepool and their relationship with the place.

We invite first stage expressions of interest which should include a statement about your practice, details of previous experience in a related area and an outline of how you would approach the brief. This should be no more than 3 sides of A4 in total. Please include details of your availability between November 2018 and March 2019.

The overall budget for this commission will be £5,000 which includes fees, travel & subsistence and material (payment schedule to be agreed). There is potential for an additional £5,000 to work with the second group of Syrian refugees.

Artists must be Alumni of The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Arts and Design) or have a connection to Hartlepool.

If you wish to discuss any details of this opportunity please contact by email Miki Rogers, Curator Great Place Tees Valley at Tees Valley Arts projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk or call 01642 264 654.

Please email your expressions of interest by 5pm on 15th November 2018 to applications@teesvalleyarts.org.uk

Opportunity Summary

Duration: Please see the brief
Total Fees: £5,000 including all fees, travel & subsistence and materials.

Key Themes

  • Work around the themes of Place and Culture, telling those stories through the voices of our young people:
    – What do our local towns and localities mean to young people?
    – What do young people engage with locally?
    – How do they entertain themselves?
    – What do they enjoy?
  • To engage with story-telling ideas, characterisation, storyboarding and planning.
  • Work with a lead artist and Tees Valley Arts to attend mentoring and group sessions.
  • Co-produce a film about culture in the tees valley as seen by young people.

Key Dates

15th November 2018 at 5pm: Deadline for expression of interest.
23th November 2018: Artists notified of selection after consultation with community groups.

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