10 March 2021
Location – Central and West Integration Network, Garnethill, Glasgow (Will include remote working) Dates – Running from April 12th to end of June 2021 (Approx 2.5 months). 1 day a week, but able to work flexibly with prior agreement.
Salary - £1,750 (£25/hr x 10 days of working in total) + £1,100 Material Costs (Workshops + Ar/st) Deadline to apply - Friday 19th March, 10am
A Thread is a Journey - To develop a series of creative and collaborative workshops and/or ac/vi/es with service users at Central and West Integration Network (CWIN) exploring themes of pattern and textiles. Inspired by textiles from the many different cultures of people they work with, the group wishes to develop their own patterns and fabric designs. The structure of the project and ac/vi/es will need to be developed with CWIN and can be flexible over the 2.5 months (e.g. one workshop a week to full week of engagements). You will be working with adult participants (18+) and they will have a range of English language levels. There will need to be consideration for language and accessibility when creating workshops and activities and you will need to work with CWIN and GSA to develop a suitable programme. We hope this opportunity will provide a platform for self expression, creativity and an opportunity for both participants and the creative to learn and share new skills and experiences.
The key aims of the project will be facilitating new cultural experiences and opportunities to learn and develop creative skills through designing and creating artifacts /artworks. The outputs of the project are open and flexible, could be an object/s, a publication etc., but it will be necessary that
the outputs are created in collaboration with participants and can be exhibited at the end of the project for Refugee Week (14th - 21st June). We have budgeted to cover costs of printing fabric at GSA’s Centre for Advanced Textiles and CWIN has team members who can support with sewing. The exhibition or final event will need to adapt to current Covid restrictions, potentially exploring online or outdoor formats. You will need to be able to demonstrate the impact of the project and provide documentation of the process.
This residency is funded by CWIN, GSA Exhibitions and GSA Community Engagement. You will be supported by all three during the project and delivery of final exhibition.
Central and West Integration Network Profile
Central and West Integration Network was established in September 2009 and became registered as a Scottish Charity in 2011. We aim to build a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community. We do so especially by building the strengths of groups within and across communities, and whenever possible by bringing together people from different communities, including the majority community, for common action and activities.
Website - https://www.cwin.org.uk/
With changes to Covid-19 restrictions being unknown, we want to ensure that this project can be adaptable and can continue if restrictions continue through the year. This project will need to follow the current Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of the participants, the creative and the CWIN team. The creative will be supported with this by being provided with protective equipment and support on how to plan and deliver the ac/vi/es safely, whether remotely or in-person, including risk assessments.
If restrictions are s/ll high and in-person ac/vi/es are not allowed, we will use activity packs as a key way of engaging with participants. Using CWIN’s food delivery service on Fridays, the activity packs can be delivered to participants and be supported through Zoom sessions, videos or other forms of interaction. If restrictions are lowered there may be opportunity to hold sessions outdoors or at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre where CWIN is based. We welcome any thoughts or ideas on how to deliver activities remotely through engaging and meaningful approaches.
Ideal Candidate Requirements:
• GSA graduate from any creative background/discipline
• Based in Glasgow, UK
• Experience in the following would be advantageous, but is not a requirement: • Lived experience or experience working with refugees and asylum seekers
• Planning and running workshops
• Experience working with people with a range of English Language levels
What to submit in your Application:
- Cover letter and CV
- Examples of previous work (max. 4 examples)
- Project Proposal – 500 words maximum inc. es/mated break down of material costs - Files must be submitted as PDF or Word documents
We are looking for project proposals that demonstrate how you will creatively engage with your participants to develop and encourage creativity and skill development. You must outline what the potential outputs will be and how the proposal can be adapted to suit changing Covid-19 restrictions, in line with the adaptations we outlined above.
Deadline for Applications – Friday 19th March, 10am
Please submit your submissions to Harriet Simms, Community Engagement Officer, via email with subject line ‘CWIN Creative Project’. Email - email@example.com
We will hold interviews via Zoom with selected applicants before appointing the role. We are planning to hold interviews during w/c 22nd March. Timings will be confirmed on offer of an interview. If you have any questions, please contact Harriet via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0141 566 1306.