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Open Citizens Events Volunteers Callout

21 September 2017

Ludic Rooms are the Digital Artists in Residence for the Coventry’s 2021 City of Culture bid. We’ve been given the task of demonstrating the creativity and ambition of the city through an exciting public artwork in Coventry. Our solution was to develop with local people, a series of playable, engaging artworks to ‘takeover’ Coventry City Centre for one memorable week from 16 to 22 October. We are looking for a team of energetic and friendly volunteer invigilators to help us present these in public across the city.

About Us

Ludic Rooms is a postdigital arts organisation based at the Canal Basin Coventry, led by a collaborative approach and a passion for creative technology. We work with community organisations, galleries and heritage organisations to create artworks and projects that engage people as creators, not just consumers.

For more information visit ludicrooms.com

Open Citizens: What you’ll be doing

This project relies on putting artworks using technology in public spaces – a risky proposition without the help of volunteer invigilators.  You would be need to do the following:

  • Look after the artworks – checking they work, don’t get stolen or damaged and any simple maintenance, as instructed.
  • Communicate with the public – when necessary, explaining what’s happening, why it’s happening, maybe directing them to other artworks in the vicinity.
  • Document the artworks in use
  • Data collection – keep track of audience numbers and even make observations about how the public interacts with the artworks.

Skills needed

  • Friendliness and an ability to talk to the public
  • Patience and a willingness to see what happens
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting

What you’ll gain

  • Working as part of a team on an ambitious and high profile public art project
  • Experience of invigilating and facilitating the use of artworks
  • Experience of working with the public

How to apply 

Please send a 1 page CV with details of your specific skills and experiences of arts projects, event managements and working with the public to us@ludicrooms.com Please give details of your availability for 16-22 October. Deadline for applying: Monday 2 October 5pm

 

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