Job Title: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager (part time)
Terms: 0.4 fixed term freelance contract for 2 years.
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Closing date: 11th February 2008
Reports to: folly Creative Director, Kathryn Lambert
Number of Job holders: 1
Apply for application pack to: Brigit Colton, folly, 6.4.4 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. 01524 388 550 [log in to unmask] www.folly.co.uk
Principal purpose of the job
To develop, initiate and manage all aspects of folly's unique new project Portable Pixel Playground for 2 years.
folly is a leading digital arts organisation, based in the North West of England. folly's Portable Pixel Playground will be an innovative and physical new play space that is intrinsically digital. The playground will be a modular set of equipment and creative projects for use in public settings such as shopping centres, galleries and schools. The concept is a radical evolutionary development of folly's existing follyplay events which feature laptops, computer kiosks and interactive projections on walls, floors and ceilings. The Pixel Playground will encourage young people to use everyday technologies in new and creative ways, providing them with interactive, physical and hands-on new experiences of art and technology. folly is developing the playground over the next 2 years by working with artists, staff and technologists supported by the funding from The Big Lottery Fund as part of their "Playful Ideas" Programme.
The post is supported by Big Lottery Fund.
Folly is an equal opportunities employer.
***Crumb List members may also be interested in these other folly opportunities:
1. ArtCast: Open Call for Podcastable Art
2. Media Art Residency Opportunity in Valencia, Spain
***1. ArtCast: Open Call for Podcastable Art
folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, is looking for video and audio work for ArtCast, folly's ongoing series of podcasting programmes.
Through ArtCast folly explores the possibilities of the podcasting medium and provides a platform for public access to new and innovative art.
ArtCast launched in October 2007 alongside folly's VELOCITY festival of digital culture, with a series of audio podcasts selected from an international open call. This series is available to download from www.folly.co.uk/artcast and has been described as "outstanding" and "unique" by those who have experienced it. Since folly first started publishing podcastable content, nearly 15000 people have experienced art in this format via www.folly.co.uk
In April 2008 folly will release the second ArtCast series, in collaboration with the moves08 festival - www.movementonscreen.org.uk
Building on moves07's success in positioning itself as a key platform for the industry and audiences interested in screen-based work exploring 'choreographed movement', moves returns for the fourth year in Manchester, Lancaster, Chester and Liverpool.
Taking place 22-26 April 2008, moves08 will showcase a three-day conference focusing on the interaction of choreographed movement and sound in screen-based work, seven international screenings including a North West showcase, a five-day filmmaking lab throughout the North West, a masterclass, live events and installations in Manchester, Lancaster, and Liverpool. A programme of work curated for the BBC Big Screens will also be showing throughout the UK. Through its Discovery strand, moves08 will give a special place to students and emerging artists.
For April's ArtCast series, folly is calling for submissions of existing moving image and audio work, from the broad spectrum of contemporary arts practice. Submissions should address themes and subjects broadly relating to the theme of moves08: the interaction of choreographed movement and sound.
Submissions are welcome from all artists working with film, video, moving image or sound, dancers and choreographers, experimental musicians and composers, writers and performance artists etc, basically anyone who has created work which they consider to be suitable for a video or audio podcast.
folly welcomes submissions from international artists
The deadline for submissions is 29th February 2008
moves08 Festival Director, Pascale Moyse, and Award-winning filmmaker and moves' board member, Rachel Davies, will join folly in the selection of works in early March 2008.
Successful submissions will be published as podcasts from 3rd April 2008
Please note that there is no fee available for selected works.
For more information contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Coordinator on [log in to unmask] or +44 (0)1524 388550
How to submit:
Submissions should be accompanied by a submission form and equal opportunities monitoring form, available to download online at www.folly.co.uk/artcastcall
File Format: OGG
Video Codec: theora, 320 x 240, 480kbps
Audio Codec: vorbis, Stereo, 128 kbps, 44100KHz
Maximum file size 30MB (For video this means a maximum duration of approximately 5 min 30 sec)
Questions about these file requirements can be directed to [log in to unmask]
Please send your submissions by email to [log in to unmask]
Or on disc by post to Jennifer Stoddart, Programme Coordinator
folly, 6.4.4 Alston House
folly is committed to Equal Opportunities in our employment, programme and services
***2. Media Art Residency Opportunity in Valencia, Spain
folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, has been invited to select artists for the Forja Digital Artists in Residency Program in Valencia, Spain. Information about the residency scheme, accommodation and facilities on offer is available at www.grupoforja.es/residencia/residences.htm
If you would like to be considered by folly for a residency in September to December 2008, please submit a proposal to [log in to unmask]
Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 15th February 2008