Call for Participants: Radio Arts Catalyst - The School of Broadcasting

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:30

Arts Catalyst is excited to launch an opportunity to participate in the School of Broadcasting - a new initiative bringing together practitioners, community organisations and individuals who are interested in exploring the possibilities of broadcasting as a collective practice.

Application deadline: 29 October 2020, 5pm
 
Radio Arts Catalyst is a new initiative and web platform. It explores radio as a site for artistic encounters and as a critical space in which to collectively address current social, political and environmental challenges that are happening on a hyperlocal (South Yorkshire) and a global scale. 
 
The School of Broadcasting is an audio-centric space for listening, mapping and transmitting, bringing together practitioners, community organisations and individuals who are interested in exploring the possibilities of broadcasting as a collective practice. During this six-month peer-led process, the first cohort of participants will be organised into two distinct groups under the guidance of mentoring artists Evan Ifekoya and Resolve Collective
 
These artists will each offer different sonic routes for participants to explore on the airwaves, through a collective process of  learning, organising and creating. 
 
No prior broadcasting experience  is required, and participants will receive full practical and technical support from the mentoring artists and Arts Catalyst’s podcast producer. 
 
Applicants should ideally be available to attend four sessions overall, taking place online once a month between November 2020 and February 2021, and culminating with a collectively produced sound piece by each group that will be presented on the Radio Arts Catalyst website between March and June 2021.
 
PARTNERS
 
As part of the School of Broadcasting, Arts Catalyst is collaborating with partner organisations: SADACCA, Migration Matters FestivalSheffield Hallam University School of Architecture and the School of Arts, Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC), University of Derby
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
We encourage applications from people aged 18+ living in South Yorkshire, and would particularly welcome applications from South Yorkshire-based community organisers, activists, cultural practitioners and students, with a small allocation of places available for those interested from the rest of the UK. We welcome applications from all sectors of society, particularly from people from underrepresented backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQI+. 
 
In order to sign up please send us an expression of interest (300 words max) outlining:
  • your areas of interest and why you want to be involved
  • details about your artistic, social and/or cultural practice (if relevant)
  • the group you would like to join, as well as your second preference (- group descriptions are included in the full opportunity description linked below)
Send your expression of interest - along with a completed equal opportunities form, downloadable here - to admin@artscatalyst.org by 29 October 2020 at 5pm. 

DOWNLOAD THE FULL OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION HERE

 
SUPPORT
 
This project is made possible through funding from Arts Council England with Art Fund.
 
Main image: graphic design by An Endless Supply.