Job Description: Curation Fellowship
Dates: 24 May - 13 August 2021
Fee: £1728 (based on £9/hour, 8 hours/day)
Hours: Part time, 2 days per week
Location: Scotland (working remotely)
Level: No previous curation experience required.
Note: These paid Fellowships are aimed specifically at those who are marginalised due to race, gender, sexuality, age, class, or disability, and we encourage applications from those who identify as such.
With the support of Screen Scotland, Aya Films have created five film Curation Fellowships. Each Fellowship participant will undertake a 12-week course online, aimed at providing them with all they need to know for implementing their own film screening event. During the 12 weeks, they will work as a cohort and receive mentoring from professional film curators.
The Fellowships will be hosted through Curate-It, a new online curatorial learning app (mobile and desktop). Curate-It is an eight-step interactive programme through which participants will learn about film theory, film curation and the practical and logistical elements needed to create film events. The eight steps - Watch-it, Analyse-it, Curate-it, Finance-it, Market-it, Execute-it, Evaluate-it and Screen-it - consist of written information, activities, tailored reading lists and videos featuring industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience. At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to implement their own online screenings and events on Curate-It’s own video on demand (VOD) platform.
Note: Participants in this Fellowship will be gaining early access to the Curate-It app and will be paid to undertake the course and implement their events. Curate-It will then be rolled out more widely and will be available to the public on the app store from August 2021.
The role does not require any previous experience in film. Participants will work remotely, but all candidates must be based in Scotland. Curate-It has been developed with the aim of democratising access to film curation by moving curatorial learning to the digital space. These paid Fellowships are aimed specifically at those who are marginalised due to race, gender, sexuality, age, class, or disability, and we encourage applications from those who identify as such.
The programme is aimed at beginners or those with intermediate knowledge of film curation. At the end you will be able to:
Critically analyse films you want to curate
Understand the theories and practices of film curation
Negotiate rights to films
Develop marketing strategies
Create budgets and funding applications
Implement screenings and events
Monitor and evaluate events
Screen events online and/or in real life
To apply for this Fellowship, please send an expression of interest in one of the follow ways:
1) Complete the Google Form, here.
2) Send a video of no longer than 5 minutes answering the questions below, to [email protected]
3) Send an application via WhatsApp on text message to (07971740678) answering the questions below.
Tell us why you are interested in undertaking Curate-It
Please also complete our equalities monitoring form here. This information obtained from this will be kept confidential and will not personally attributable. It will be used for monitoring and reporting purposes only, and stored anonymously in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Please apply by 5pm on Thursday 22 April 2021.
Informal interviews will be held during the week commencing 3 May 2021.
If you have any specific access requirements for the interview please let us know in your application.