Film/Media Opportunity

 

A current postgraduate Law student here at University of Kent needs support with a short project she is working on that involves vlogs, podcasts and video shoots.

The v-log, or podcast, or video would be a way to lead people to go to the blog. It does not have to be very technical or graphic, but professional and well projected would be great.

If any student would be interested in working with Beattie to produce this project, please use her contact details below for more information.

bww3@kent.ac.uk

Film Project in Local Community

A local primary school to the University is working on a 2 week project to film high quality online safety videos, created by the school’s children. The videos will be submitted to the local council to hopefully be used to educate children and parents about their safety.

The project begins Monday 9th October.

If you are interested, please contact arts@kent.ac.uk

Channel 4 Work Experience – Applications now open!

Channel 4 are now recruiting for their cohort of Work Experience!

The Work Experience will take place from the 23rd– 27th October, and will be available in teams such as Film4, Corporate Relations, Online and more!

Please note this opportunity is only for those who are 18+ and applications close on the 25th September and cannot be accepted after this date.

For more information: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-experience

 

Apply now for the V&A Theatre and Performance Volunteer Opportunity now 2017/2018

The V&A Department of Theatre and Performance contains the UK’s National Collection of Performing Arts. The collections are vast, covering all areas of live performance – from theatre, opera and ballet, to music hall and musical theatre, circus, puppetry, and rock and pop.

· Departmental activity is divided into collections work (based at Blythe House, Olympia) and exhibitions, events and publications (based at V&A South Kensington).

· Exhibitions-based work includes the development of temporary displays in the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the V&A and a broad programme of special exhibitions, both at the V&A and on tour, and running various special performance-related events.

Voluntary Work Experience Placements and Training

· The Exhibitions side of the Department offers a small number of volunteer and graduate placements for career development, training and research.

· Placements are available in the following areas: Research and interpretation, Exhibition development and Performance events and programming.

· Volunteers have access to professional development training and experience, both at the V&A and at other relevant institutions and organisations in London, such as theatres, museums and other arts institutions.

· Work is varied and rewarding, and allows volunteers to contribute to the work of one of the UK’s flagship cultural institutions.

· The next placements will start on 2 October 2017 and run for approximately six months.(Please note that different projects require different time commitments).

Applications – If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application form overleaf and then send this to t.applications@vam.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 17 September 2017.

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Arts Success in Employability Points Scheme

Students from the School of Arts were winners at the University’s annual Employability Points Rewards night on Tuesday 6th June.  The scheme, pioneered at the University of Kent, allows students to claim points and rewards for their extra-curricular activities and is registering a higher number of students actively logging points and applying for rewards than ever before. These rewards include paid internships, project placements, work experience, training, vouchers and much more, offered by businesses and organisations, including many exciting opportunities in the arts.

One of the winning students was first-year Drama student Aleksander Angelov, who won the prize for the Highest Scoring Student Studying a Creative Degree. Aleksander has earned a remarkable 1,695 points in his first year.

He has immersed himself in University life, attending an impressive amount of Employability Festival Events with the Careers and Employability Service, as well as in-sessional English seminars with Kent’s Centre for English and World Languages, for which he became Course Rep. He has continued to improve his employability and skills through completing the Careers and Employability Award on Moodle and the Hub’s Enterprise Skills Award Module. He is the co-founder and President of the Bulgarian Society, as well as a member of the Homeless Outreach Society and T24 Drama Society. His award was presented by Dalia Halpern-Matthews, Chief Executive of Nucleus Arts.

Second-year student Jose Miguel Santos (Drama & English and American Literature) was the Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities and received his award from Colin Carmichael, Chief Executive of Canterbury City Council. Miguel has managed to obtain an outstanding 2,310 points whilst at the University of Kent. He has worked as a School of Arts mentor, regularly attended Careers and Employability service skills workshops, completed a range of Study Plus courses, acted as a Kent Student Certificate of Volunteering Champion, a Kent Buddy and a Student Trainer, delivering training sessions to student volunteers. His commitment to volunteering has led to being nominated the Kent Union Volunteer of the Month multiple times, as a result of undertaking various projects, including the Community Clean Up, a Canterbury Food Bank collection, a Shoebox Appeal, Age UK Christmas Tree project, to name a few. Notably, he was also involved with successfully writing a funding bid for the construction of an all-weather sports pitch for adults with learning difficulties. Miguel has successfully claimed four three-week professional placements across the summer as a result of his participation in the scheme.

To find out more about the University of Kent’s Employability Points scheme click here.

Canterbury Shakespeare Festival 2017 Acting Auditions

CSF is proud to be hosting auditions for its third year of Shakespeare productions. Come along to the University of Kent to get involved. You will not need to prepare anything, just bring comfortable clothes and water.

Auditions will be held in hourly slots. There will be four slots on Friday 7th April, starting at 18.00, 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00 hrs. They will continue through Saturday from 12.00 – 16.00 hrs, with recalls being held both on the Saturday and the Sunday (12.00 – 16.00hrs). You will be contacted separately via email if you are required for any recalls.

Unfortunately, you must be 18 or over to audition for the festival.

The shows will run between Friday 4th August and Sunday 20th August (inclusive), beginning with the first full-scale production on the Friday.

Here is a list of the productions:
‘Julius Caesar’, directed by Elliot Huxtable – full-scale production
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by Stephanie Randlesome and Luke Anthony – full-scale production
‘Othello’, directed by Tom Houlton – full-scale production
‘Cymbeline’, directed by Elizabeth Mae Hagen – full-scale production
‘Shakespeare’s Thatcher’, written & directed by Ciaran Barata-Hynes – experimental production (NO AUDITION)
‘Claudius’, adapted & directed by Ollie Graveson & Aimee Vient – experimental production

Audition Locations:
Friday 7th April 18.00-22.00 – Cornwallis Building; Seminar Rooms 5-9.
Saturday 8th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.
Sunday 9th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.

There will be memebers of the CSF team around to show you where you to go. There will also be signs up to help you locate us.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s auditions. It promises to be our best year yet!

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Opportunities at the Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival are looking for submissions for works of Dance and Performance for their Made in Kent Competition, offering dance companies and artists the opportunity to perform in the popular Festival venue of St Mary’s Studio Theatre as part of the 2017 Canterbury Festival.

More information on the dance competition can be found here.

More information on the performance competition can be found here.

The Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition 2017 has also just launched so now is the time to release that inner poet and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and send in your poems, limericks, ballads, odes, haikus, whatever! More information.

Finally, the Festival are also currently looking for volunteers! 

By volunteering with the Festival, individuals will

  • gain experience of customer care and events management
  • meet new people and be part of a friendly team
  • feel a sense of achievement
  • be supporting the arts in Canterbury
  • enjoy high quality performances (although often it is not possible to see the whole show)

As the public face of the Canterbury Festival, volunteers provide a customer friendly service for the audience.  Volunteers have the chance to experience different roles within the festival.  The Festival will seek to give you the support you require, and training where appropriate and in return ask for 100% attendance and involvement.  It is a mutual commitment.

For enquiries please contact Mark Burford, Business Manager at mark@canterburyfestival.co.uk.

‘The Big Questions’ Work Experience Opportunity

The Big Questions

Broadcasting from CANTERBURY

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY

The Big Questions will be in Canterbury on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of March and we would like to invite you to gain valuable work experience with us.

The Big Questions is the BBC’s flagship live religious, ethical and moral debate programme. It is hosted by the experienced television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell, and airs live on Sunday mornings from 10am-11am and from locations all around the country. The show addresses tricky moral questions facing the nation today, consulting front row experts and a select studio audience. Beliefs, informed opinions and personal stories are all aired during three lively debates.

If you’d like to apply for the chance to do work experience on this show, please send your CV to audiencetbq@mentorn.tv

Editors and Sound Recordist Needed

A postgraduate Film with Practice student is looking for editors that would like to be involved in a short film project that will be filmed Late Apr/ Early May and potentially submitted to festivals.

The film is a drama that deals with the inner thoughts and trickery of its central protagonist as he tries to conquer his mental health. It is around 10-15 minutes and you will be working with content that is filmed in Paris and England. 

There is also potentially an opening for a sound recordist (for boom work only) which will be required to be on-set for filming.

For further details about these enquiries, please contact gk245@kent.ac.uk