Southwark Council is offering a number of paid roles to help shape their work with residents, creative practitioners and community organisations to co-create a sustainable vision for Black Culture in Southwark.
The purpose of the Black Culture Conversation is to understand how Southwark Council could best offer support in the following three areas:
- Premises and Infrastructure: They want to understand the needs of organisations and buildings that already give a physical home to Black culture in Southwark.
- Skills, Organisational Development and Networking: They want to explore how partnership opportunities and collaborative skills development opportunities could benefit networks and the non-building-based cultural infrastructure of the borough’s Black cultural sector.
- Visibility and Celebration Campaigns: They want to hear how specific public realm projects or themed celebration moments can improve visibility and showcasing opportunities to existing organisations, individuals and communities.
The first stage of the Black Culture Conversation will focus on governance, planning and project management. It will include overseeing and allocating the tasks required to achieve the project outcomes, including a final report of the findings from the public conversation.
They are recruiting a collective of individuals and organisations to lead the conversation. All of these are paid roles. Working in collaboration, they will ensure that all relevant voices are heard and represented.
You can apply to undertake one or several of the roles. You must be over 18 to apply. All they ask is that you are clear about what you are applying for and confident that you have the availability to deliver the work within the timeframe.
Southwark Council is committed to widening access to culture and we strive to work with people who reflect our local communities and audiences and express or support creativity that is relevant to contemporary multi-cultural London.
They encourage applications from people who are underrepresented in the creative and cultural sector and/or face discrimination, including people who experience racism, identify as working class, identify as having a disability or are from the LGBTQ+ community.
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Apply to be a member of the Steering Group (PDF, 160kb)
Deadline: 9 October 2023
Apply to be a Project Delivery Partner (PDF, 271kb)
Deadline: 30 October 2023
Apply to be the Project Management Organisation (PDF, 159kb)(organisations only)
Deadline: 30 October 2023
The second stage of the Black Culture Conversation is when local residents and those who work in the creative sector in Southwark will be invited to share their views and ideas.
Volunteer to share your views on how we can best support and celebrate Black Culture in Southwark by attending one of the public meetings, taking part in a focus group, an informal ‘fireside’ conversation, or completing the online survey.
Sign up below to keep up-to-date with the latest on this conversation and to receive invitations to share your views from January 2024 onwards.
Anyone can sign up to be involved in the engagement activity; there is no age limit.