#ArtNotAds: we’re looking for a new Arts Coordinator!

Adblock Bristol is looking for an Arts Coordinator to manage our community arts billboard, and work with our Arts group to develop projects that showcase arts instead of corporate advertising. This is a voluntary role.

Above: Artwork by Fokawolf, installation on our community arts billboards in St Werburgh’s

UPDATE: The deadline to apply to be Adblock’s Arts Coordinator has passed, but, we’re always on the lookout for new arts projects! Get in touch if you’d like to get involved or have ideas we can help you develop: adblockbristol[at]gmail.com or on Twitter.

Burg Arts is back!

The Burg Arts project is a community arts billboard in St Werburghs.  From 2010 – 2013, the site featured an incredible series of artworks organised by local artists and in 2018, Adblock Bristol re-launched the project, working with local groups such as the St Werburghs Neighbourhood Association and St Werburghs City Farm. The Burg Arts project puts public space that would otherwise be given over to more corporate advertising to better use, by showing the work of local artists across different disciplines. Rather than ads for big brands, we can celebrate our communities and things we care about.

Now that we’re seeing fewer covid restrictions on in-person activities, the board is up and running again and we’re looking for a dedicated Arts Coordinator to manage the project. This includes: working with our Arts group to install new artworks every 2 – 3 months; liaising with artists to develop new artworks; ordering prints and arranging installation days.

#ArtNotAds

We strongly believe in our right to public space and that our communities are stronger without the invasion of corporate messaging. As well as the arts board, we’re constantly seeing new opportunities for arts projects across Bristol and we’re looking for someone who wants to work with us to celebrate art, instead of ads, across the city.

If you can spare 1.5-5 hours per week, and are interested in community activism, art, subvertising, street art and the right to public space, then get in touch!

See the Job Description for full details of what we’re looking for and what we can offer you: Arts Coordinator, Adblock Bristol (voluntary role).

Time commitment: 1.5-5 hours per week, which can be distributed to suit you. The work could be done on evenings and weekends if preferred.

Duration: We’re looking for someone who could take on the role for 8 – 12 months minimum.

How to apply: Please email adblockbristol@gmail.com with your CV and a brief covering letter or email describing why you want this role and outlining how your skills and experience match the job description, by 30th March 2022, 11:59pm.

–> Read more about Adblock Bristol in two recent articles: Positive News: Back to the drawing board: the movement to reclaim cities from ad hoardings and Huck Magazine: The activists fighting to block advertising in UK cities. For more about the problems with advertising, read Adfree Cities’ FAQs.

Above: Photography by Colin Moody featured on the Burg Arts board

Artwork by Camille Aboudaram
Artwork by Matt Bonner, August 2020

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