The Norfolk Black & POC Creatives Network is extremely pleased to offer members the opportunity to work with Genevieve Rudd on the Yarmouth Springs Eternal project this Spring/Summer.
The project is created by Genevieve Rudd. While we are very happy to support applicants in any way we can, if you have any specific questions about the project please contact Genevieve directly.
Project Assistant (Deadline – 5th February 2021 – 5PM)
Conference Exhibition Artist (Deadline – 5th February 2021 – 5PM)
About Yarmouth Springs Eternal:
Yarmouth Springs Eternal is a community arts, nature and walking project, led by artist Genevieve Rudd in partnership with originalprojects; in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The project will run from the Spring Equinox to the Summer Solstice in 2021. It will include a series of artist-led community walks/workshops, a public exhibition, two public walks/ workshops, a one-day conference, and an arts and nature resource pack.
The overall ethos of Yarmouth Springs Eternal project is about connecting with nature and seasons, even in ‘overlooked’ spaces; the importance of this relationship on our wellbeing, the feeling of wholeness and the “awe” of being part of something bigger. The project has grown out of the Spring 2020 lockdown experience. It’s also underpinned by the inequality of access to green space in the UK.
The community walks/workshop audience is adults who have been identified by recent research to have less access to nature yet are more likely to be affected by climate crisis and COVID-19/lockdown. Adults will be referred from Herring House Trust homeless charity and GYROS migrant support agency, or other local groups.
Yarmouth Springs Eternal is funded by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Arts Council England, East Anglia Art Fund, Norfolk County Council, and Better Together Norfolk.
What Does The Network Do?
The aim of the network is provide a supportive community for all Black and POC artists & creatives in Norfolk, allowing participants to to meet others, collaborate, share resources and discuss what the community needs to grow and thrive. The network is being created by Sascha Goslin, a freelance Creative Producer based in Norwich, however it’s exact form will be shaped according to the desires and needs of the members. If there is something you would like to see happen as part of the network then please join the first meeting or send Sascha an email.
What is the plan for the network at the moment?
Sascha will spend the next couple of months establishing the network through regular meetings. She will also be building connections between the network members with local arts organisations in Norfolk and researching case studies to develop a report to help increase inclusion and representation locally.
Like anything, one individual can’t change things over night, but Sascha hopes that through working and advocating together as a network we can ensure Norfolk’s artistic programme becomes more inclusive and representative.
I want to join to network and meet with others, but I don’t want to take part in the case study, etc.
That’s fine! The case study is completely optional. All members will be invited to take part, but you won’t have to. If you want to take part but are worried about having to take out some of your day for the case study interview then we have some funds reserved to pay freelance/self-employed/etc participants.
Who can join the network?
The network is open to all Black and POC creatives and artists who live or work in Norfolk.
I’ve joined the Network but want to leave. How do I do that?
Just send Sascha a quick email to let her know you want leave and she’ll make sure your details are removed from the Members Mailing List. If you decide to rejoin get in touch any time.
The Network is being set up up as part of a Creative Individuals Norfolk project supported by Norfolk & Norwich Festival.