Managing and re-evaluating BFMAF’s current public programme work;
Developing fluid longer term partnerships with local groups, histories and contemporary conversations;
Researching models of collaborative commissioning for place specific artistic projects, with an emphasis on value of experience for the artist and collaborators rather than quantity;
Participating in stakeholder meetings in Berwick;
Identifying and applying for funding opportunities – with the support of BFMAF’s Director and Deputy Director – to sustain the work and deepen its potentials.
An inspiration for the Public Programmer role is research commissioned by Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival with Louise Shelley and Ed Webb-Ingall. They consulted with 15 Berwick based community groups on potentials of working together with artists and the Festival informed by ideas of ‘the commons’. Suggestions included an annual artist commission working with a grassroots organisation and creating a Public Programme Cluster in Berwick.
The Public Programmer can refresh these conversations (and create new ones) by sketching possibilities and priorities, based on mutual interest and their own experience.
More information The role will also include some off-site work. You will have responsibility for overseeing the work of practitioners engaged in the public programme’s production and delivery. You will also work closely with Programmers Alice Miller & Myriam Mouflih; Festival Manager and Communications Manager – Hamish Young & Reba Martin on production and communication of programmes; and Deputy Director, Elisa Kay to support fundraising and strategic development of the public programme.