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Trellis Art Programme Assistant

Opportunity closes: 31st Mar 2023
Type: Fixed-Term Job
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: anewdirection.org.uk
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UCL is a radically different university. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, we were the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. Today UCL has over 40,000 students and 13,000 staff and is one of the world’s top 10 universities.

UCL East wants to be embedded in the local, east London community, and has been working for 10 years to build relationships and collaborations here.

This role will work with the Cultural and Community Engagement Team and the freelance Trellis Curator to support the Trellis programme. Trellis is a multistage art commissioning programme that aims to bring together artists, UCL researchers and local east London communities to co-create work together.

The programme began in 2018, when the first cohort of artists and researchers came together at a matchmaking event. Now on the fourth Trellis, we have worked with over one hundred artists and researchers, and many local community individuals and organisations through a process which has so far led to 15 art commissions in three exhibitions.

Trellis is part of a wider scheme of cultural and community engagement work happening around the new UCL East campus, which aims to build a culture of mutual benefit, collaboration and exchange between UCL staff and students and our local communities.

Main purpose of the role: To support the effective delivery of Trellis, working with the community engagement team and the participants of the programme. You will be a key part of the programme team alongside the Project Manager and the Curator.

About STEP:

STEP is a training programme for young East Londoners local to the Olympic Park, who are ready to bring ideas, creative energy and perspectives to the creative and cultural sector.

You must be;

  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Resident of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest and have attended school or college in these boroughs

Through STEP, you’ll get paid London Living Wage over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches and build on your network across different organisations or departments. You’ll complete a work-based placement, grow as part of a peer network, take part in regular professional development workshops, and get a budget to produce a collaborative project. We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our community after the programme.

How To Apply

Complete our STEP application form by 10am on Friday 31 March, you can upload video or audio responses.

Application: https://www.anewdirection.org.uk/training-cpd/step-7