The Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana in collaboration with The Line and the artist Serge Attukwei Clottey is looking for two artist facilitators to deliver workshop sessions to 6 primary schools in Accra.
Longitudinal Dialogues Project
As part of parallel projects in London and Accra, The Line in collaboration with the Foundation for Contemporary Art – Ghana has developed a series of workshops inspired by Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey’s work.
The workshops are building on connections that have been established between schools in London and Accra through Totally Thames’ Story of Water programme and form part of The Line’s ongoing collaborative project Longitudinal Dialogues.
Through the workshops, pupils in six primary schools in Newham and Accra will develop wearable artworks reusing everyday recyclable objects. The pupils and their artworks will be part of a participatory processional performance in May 2022, to mark the launch of Serge Attukwei Clottey’s new sculpture on The Line.
The commission of this new work, and accompanying programme with 6 primary schools in London and 6 primary schools in Accra, will present urgent and innovative responses to global issues including migration, water supply and climate change – engaging the young people who have the agency to engender positive change in the future.
Before creating their artworks, pupils will have explored key topics using lesson plans and resources prepared by The Line, including the role of oceans in our lives, recycling, plastic pollution and sustainability, complemented by bespoke ‘info burst’ videos made by ARUP.
Artist Facilitator Role
To support the project, FCA-Ghana is looking for two artist facilitators to deliver pre-planned sessions for students in six primary schools in Accra to support pupils to make their artworks. The facilitators’ role will include collaborating with the schools and facilitators in Newham.
Project will be managed by FCA-Ghana and The Line in London.
*Each Accra-based facilitator will deliver sessions at 3 schools
FCA-Ghana is looking for:
- Artists available to work in Accra
- An experienced artist facilitator, with proven track record of delivering creative and engaging visual arts workshops with children in primary school
- Understanding of the barriers to participation in the arts and brings experience of supporting diverse audiences
- Excited about working collaboratively
- Interested in sustainability
- Organised, motivated and able to keep to deadlines
- Ready to work flexibly and according to Covid-secure practice
March to May, 2022
Fee and breakdown:
Day rate @GHS 1,068 per day: 6.5 days in total
1 day planning and online meeting with facilitators in London
4 ½ days delivery in total, each facilitator will work with 3 schools.
½ day to attend processional performance
½ day end of project evaluation
How to Apply
Please send your CV(not more than 2 pages) and short cover letter (500 words max) describing previous experience working with primary school children and collaborating with other artists.(PDF file)
Email your application by midnight on Friday, 11th March 2022 to email@example.com.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.