Be part of Unearthed Collective

We are looking for researchers to join Unearthed Collective, a new resident-led research group exploring Clapham’s community and history through the lens of arts and creative practice. Unearthed Collective will run alongside our year-long Unearthed: Collective Histories programme, a series of commissions and events uncovering 20th Century histories in the vicinity of Studio Voltaire.

Over the next 12 months, members of the collective meet to discuss ideas, reflect and participate in the programme, culminating in a project for Lambeth Heritage Festival 2023.

What can I expect?

From November 2022, up to ten individuals will work with us for twelve months and be actively engaged in the programme, either in person or online. 

Members of Unearthed Collective will be invited to: attend talks and events, utilise archives for research, take part in oral history workshops and visits, collaborate on projects to investigate local issues, participate in creative workshops, and attend meetings to feedback and reflect on their experiences.

Unearthed Collective will also work with us to shape and develop what the future of our Unearthed: Collective Histories programme might look like, creating direct change in the legacy of the programme. 

Meetings will take place online and in person, one evening a month for twelve months. The first meeting is likely to take place in December 2022. Meetings will last approximately two hours.

Each Unearthed Collective member will be paid £30 for each session they attend. Access costs will be covered. If you have any requirements you would like to discuss that would help facilitate your participation, please let us know in your application. 

Who are we looking for?

We want to reflect the different audiences, communities and perspectives of Clapham. We’d love to hear from people who:

  • Aged over 16 and Live, work or have a strong connection to Clapham
  • Are interested in the arts and have an interest in taking part in a creative project 
  • Are passionate about their community and local history 
  • Have a willingness to share their experiences of our programme and provide critical feedback

We are keen to ensure that our collective draws from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and styles of thinking and working. We strongly welcome expressions of interest from people with Global Majority heritage, those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and those with disabilities. We are looking for a range of voices, ideas, and opinions which bring in different perspectives so we can think alongside each other as we move forward.

How do I apply?

Submit your interest in taking part via an email, video or voice note to participation@studiovoltaire.org. Please use ‘Unearthed Collective’ as the subject line, and include:

  • Information about yourself
  • Your connection to Clapham
  • Why you would like to be part of Unearthed Collective
  • What perspectives you can offer

Join Studio Voltaire’s Board of Trustees

As one of the UK’s leading not–for–profit arts organisations, Studio Voltaire plays a unique role in the UK arts ecology by supporting diverse artistic talent to take risks and realise ambition. We have developed ambitious programmes that support a diversity of contemporary art practice, encouraging access and participation from a wide range of audiences. 

Studio Voltaire has just reopened following a transformative £2.8 million capital project to create more artists’ studios, renovated exhibition space and new public spaces, including a dedicated learning and events space, public garden, café and shop. This is the most ambitious transition in our 27–year history.  

Over the next year, we are looking to appoint a number of new Trustees who will bring a commitment to the organisation’s mission and values, and complement the range of skills and experience of our Board.

Trustees support and help develop a charity’s work by playing important and varied roles, including: supporting Studio Voltaire’s team; giving advice; acting as a critical friend; providing strategic leadership; and advocating for Studio Voltaire through the next stage of our development.

As a Trustee you will help us to:

  • Support emerging and underrepresented artists and practices
  • Increase access and participation within contemporary art practice
  • Encourage change within the arts sector to represent the cultural diversity of London and beyond

You do not need to have any formal qualifications or have had previous experience as a Trustee. We are looking for people who are passionate about contemporary art and the role creativity can play within our lives.

  • At this time, we are particularly keen to recruit people who fulfil any of the following:
  • Are artists
  • Have experience and knowledge of our local communities in South London, or a connection to our local area
  • Have knowledge or experience in income generation, individual giving or corporate sponsorship
  • Have knowledge or experience in retail and e–commerce
  • Have knowledge or experience in equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Have knowledge or experience in communications, marketing or audience development
  • Have knowledge or experience in human resources

We actively welcome applications from people who identify as:

  • Working class or those who experience financial precarity
  • African, East Asian, South Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Caribbean heritage and those belonging to groups who experience racism including people of Romany, Irish Traveller, Central Asian and West Asian heritage
  • Disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse or experience long term health conditions
  • Being under the age of 28
  • Lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex or non-binary

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