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OPPORTUNITY

*Deadline Approaching* Call for proposals: Lancashire Digital Engagement Commission


Deadline:
Mon Feb 02, 2009 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online, is seeking to engage an artist in innovative creative consultation activity in the county of Lancashire.

folly wishes to strengthen our offer of high quality digital arts provision in Lancashire. To achieve this, thanks to a grant from Lancashire County Council , folly is offering a £3500 GBP artist's commission to develop and deliver a project for and with the people of Lancashire in Spring 2009. This “Digital Engagement Commission” will question the role of digital arts and its meaning and benefits for audiences in Lancashire - people who live or work in the county, visitors, and those who have an interest in engaging with it virtually.

For the full brief and details of how to apply visit folly's website at http://www.folly.co.uk/node/1343

Deadline for Submissions: 2nd February 2009, 12 noon GMT


OPPORTUNITY

Lancashire Digital Engagement Commission (UK)


Deadline:
Mon Feb 02, 2009 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call for proposals: Lancashire Digital Engagement Commission (UK)

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online, seeks to engage an artist in innovative creative consultation activity in the county of Lancashire.

folly wishes strengthen our offer of high quality digital arts provision in Lancashire. To achieve this, thanks to a grant from Lancashire County Council (LCC), folly is offering a £3500 artist's commission to develop and deliver a project for and with the people of Lancashire in Spring 2009. This “Digital Engagement Commission” will question the role of digital arts and its meaning and benefits for audiences in Lancashire - people who live or work in the county, visitors and those who have an interest in engaging with it virtually.

full information is at http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities
Deadline for Submissions: 12 noon GMT 2nd February 2009

Project outline and background information

According to Lancashire County Council's Cultural Strategy (http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/pdf/pid1002/culturalstrategy.pdf), “Lancashire is a county of great diversity, both in its environment and its communities. It boasts beautiful and dramatic rural landscapes and has a rich built heritage embedded in its cities, towns and villages. It is also home to 1.1 million people who provide its energy, innovation and spirit of enterprise.”

Lancashire is situated between the conurbation of Manchester and Liverpool to the South, Cumbria and the Lake District National Park to the North and the Yorkshire Dales to the East.

folly's programme of digital arts activities includes a broad range of projects using new and emergent technologies in creative ways. folly supports work that enriches lives and encourages people to engage with digital arts and cultural activity through projects that place great emphasis on process, production and participation.

Specialists in the creative use of technology and arts participation online, folly is interested in how society makes sense of the world through art and technology. folly works across sectors and challenges traditional arts values by acting as facilitators of engaging and rich experiences, enabling artists and audiences to rethink content, value and meaning of the arts. folly believes in the power of networks and communal thinking and takes a collaborative approach to developing projects.

With this in mind the commissioned artist will undertake innovative consultation with the people of Lancashire, questioning the role of digital arts and its meaning and benefits for them. The artist will reach these people physically at sessions held at a maximum of five libraries in Lancashire county, developing appropriate sessions in liaison with LCC Libraries and Information Services and folly.

The artist will make the consultation process publicly visible in an engaging and creative online platform. The participatory consultation activities should take the form of both unique and engaging physical sessions and virtual engagement via the publicly accessible online platform. This platform could be developed especially by the artist or could make use of existing social networks. Any software developed for the project would be licensed under the latest general public license and any other works developed as part of the project would be licensed under creative commons attributions share alike.

Expected outcomes of this commission:

* A series of unique artist led sessions with various groups, taking place across the county of Lancashire at a maximum of five libraries The location of the libraries will be identified by LCC. The sessions should:
o offer a variety of audiences the chance to experience and find out more about digital art and what new technologies can offer them creatively
o allow participants to have their say about what digital arts provision would be most meaningful/relevant/interesting to them
o build a sense of ownership and encourage the development of audience-led ideas which have a real chance of happening in the future

* An online platform for continued public engagement with the project and questions/issues it raises. This platform will:
o make the whole consultation process visible in an easily accessible and understandable way
o allow for ongoing engagement with the questions and issues raised through the project, for both attendees of physical sessions and new virtual participants from across the county.

* The findings of the commissioned artist's activities are intended to inform folly's methodology for future delivery in Lancashire.

* Artistic outcomes and ideas generated through the artist's engagement with people in Lancashire and online are hoped to actively feed into folly's artistic programme for 2009 and beyond.

The fee available for this project is £3500 ex VAT, with an additional £1000 available for travel, accommodation and other expenses.

The successful applicant will need to be available to attend physical sessions throughout the county of Lancashire in February, March and April 2009, as well as being available to engage virtually with audiences throughout the project's life. It is anticipated that the online platform will remain live beyond the project's physical life, continuing to develop and grow through input from it's users.

In addition to the stated fee, folly will host the web presence and moderate user-generated content if required. folly also has some technical equipment which can be made available for the physical sessions and a body of web-based and physical projects which can be drawn from and used/discussed throughout the consultation process if appropriate. The artist and project will be supported by folly's artistic programming and technical staff.

Deadline for applications: 2nd February 2009

Applications should include a recent CV, evidence of previous relevant work, a proposal of how you intend to achieve the outcomes stated above and an indication of how you anticipate spending the £3500 budget. Please also include a completed equal opportunities monitoring form, available to download from the folly website at http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities.

folly is committed to Equal Opportunities in our employment, programme and services.

For an informal discussion or any questions please contact Jennifer Stoddart, Projects Manager on jennifer.stoddart 'at' folly.co.uk or phone 01524 388550 during office hours.

For information on folly's full programme of digital arts activities in the Northwest and online explore www.folly.co.uk

Applications should be sent by email to Wendy Rogerson, folly Administrator - wendy.rogerson 'at' folly.co.uk - by 12 noon GMT on Monday 2nd February 2009.


EVENT

New ArtCast podcasts from folly and Art Locates Me


Dates:
Thu Dec 04, 2008 00:00 - Thu Dec 04, 2008

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online, has released a new series of ArtCast, this time in association with Art Locates Me. Experience these podcasts now at www.folly.co.uk/ArtCast.

ArtCast is folly’s ongoing series of podcasting programmes - a platform for public access to new, innovative sound & video art.

Art Locates Me is a digital art and media project producing and distributing work made by young people from Cumbria.

Art Locates Me aims to increase opportunities for young people to participate in digital arts activities in Cumbria, develop the role of the arts in the personal and social development of young people and raise the profile of digital arts activities in the region.

Collaborating artists work with the young people to teach digital arts skills; including film making, photography, music production, VJing, animation, interactive art and graphic design. This results in a wide range of work which we will be showcasing in this series of ArtCast.

This is a series of six videos. Starting on 4th December 2008, a new video will be released every Thursday - three in December and three in the New Year.

For more information about Art Locates Me and to view more work made by young people from Cumbria visit www.art.locates.me.uk


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Northwest (UK) based creative web developer for exhibition website


Deadline:
Mon Dec 01, 2008 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lanternhouse International and folly are looking for a web developer to work in partnership with digital artist Sumit Sarkar, to develop an engaging microsite for Ananta, his ground-breaking new exhibition. The Ananta experience comprises of digital animations and sculptures, a radical re-imagining of the Hindu gods.

Ananta will be open to the public at Lanternhouse in Ulverston, Cumbria from 14th January to 14th March 2009, and will then tour nationally. The website should go live at the beginning of January 2009.

It is intended that the website will be a source of rich experiences for national and international audiences, as well as being an information portal about the exhibition. The web developer will be expected to, in partnership with Sumit, develop creative interactive content and design a site which is able to host contextual texts, still and moving images, visitor information etc, all easily navigable by a variety of potential audiences. The site will be hosted by Lanternhouse as an extension of their existing web presence at www.lanternhouse.org.

Expressions of interest and any questions should be sent in the first instance to Jennifer Stoddart, Projects Manager, folly by email at jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk, or call 01524 388550 during normal office hours.

Expressions of interest must include a cv, links to previous projects and an indication of expected costs (to be negotiated with Lanternhouse).

The successful applicant will be contracted by Lanternhouse to develop and implement the site throughout December 2008, and should be available to visit the artist and Lanternhouse in Ulverston throughout that time.

Sumit Sarkar is in residence at Lanternhouse between November 07 and January 09. This digital artists residency programme is a dynamic partnership between Lanternhouse and folly, forged to encourage and foster the development of internationally significant digital artists.

Sumit Sarkar is a Northwest based visual artist, whose character based artwork takes the form of digital paintings, canvas paintings, digital sculpture, and aerosol art. The content of work ranges from the fantastical characters of Sumit’s KrikSix world, to his modern interpretation of the Hindu gods. Sumit also works as a designer, illustrator and workshop leader, and is involved in various live art events around the UK.

www.kriksix.com

Lanternhouse International is The National Creation Centre, an inspirational and unique artist-designed resource in South Lakeland, which offers space and accommodation for the development of new work/cultural forms/performance projects.

www.lanternhouse.org

folly is a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online. Specialists in the creative use of technology and arts participation online, folly seeks to explore how society makes sense of the world through art and technology.

www.folly.co.uk


JOB

Vacancies at folly, Lancaster, UK


Deadline:
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:33

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

folly is recruiting for two positions within a small but highly motivated and innovative team.

You will be working with us to continue to develop leading programmes of activity and projects that consistently punch above their weight.

We are looking for professional self organisers as follows:

1. Project Coordinator for Portable Pixel Playground
2. Technical Developer

Both of these posts will be P/T and initially offered as a 6 month contract. Both posts will be based in our Lancaster office.

For further information and job descriptions/person specifications please visit http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities

Deadline for applications is Monday 1st December

Interviews planned for week of 15th December

Applications by e-mail only to wendy.rogerson 'at' folly.co.uk

Application should include:

* Current CV
* Letter of application outlining individual strengths, relevant work experience, online links to existing work, references
* A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

All applicants will need to provide evidence of right to work if shortlisted for interview.

folly is committed to Equal Opportunities in our employment, programme and services and has Investors In People status.

Portable Pixel Playground is funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Playful Ideas programme