Arts SU are delighted to be partnering with the Royal Academy of Arts to offer twelve first and second year students a unique training opportunity that will see them programme two high profile events as part of the RA two hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations.
In the heart of Piccadilly, the Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s leading arts institutions, dedicated to the making, exhibiting and debating of art. The RA has a diverse programme of exhibitions in 2017 and 2018 including ‘Dali / Duchamp’, ‘The Great Spectacle: 250 years of the Summer Exhibition’, ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ and ‘Tacita Dean’.
Since being founded in 1768, the RA has been a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. For their anniversary in 2018 they are opening up the RA as never before. The redevelopment of the RA site will reveal and celebrate the living academy, previously unseen by the public, and will be free for all to explore.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Creative Programme consists of two lively, free, public events co-curated and developed with a group of University of the Arts Students, which gives new insight into the Collections and architecture through contemporary artistic practices.
These two events are:
Sat 30 Jun – Sun 1 July 2018 – weekend RA Arts Festival
Sat 8 December 2018 – RA 250 Late
A group of 12 UAL Student Curators will take on a project lasting 13 months, from November 2017 to December 2018.
The UAL Student Curators will have an active role in programming and delivering two large scale public events; RA Arts Festival and RA 250 Late with support of RA staff members and the RA Lates and Special Events Creative Programmer.
The UAL Student Curators will be required to attend a series of 12 Development Sessions at the Royal Academy of Arts, consisting of practical activities, workshops and presentations.
These are to develop skills in:
The UAL Student Curators will gain:
Session 1- Introduction to Creative Programming
Session 2- RA Late debrief and Introduction to RA Arts Festival
Session 3- RA Arts Festival site visit and review of participant briefs
Session 4- RA Arts Festival programme and logistics complete
Session 5- RA Arts Festival prep meeting
Session 6- TBC
Session 7- RA Arts Festival debrief and Introduction to RA 250 Late
Session 8- RA 250 Late programming development
Session 9- RA 250 Late programming development
Session 10- RA 250 Late event planning session
Session 11- RA 250 Late final check in
Session 12- Review / Debrief
The RA will pay a project fee of:
£225 incl VAT for the RA Arts Festival (paid in July 2018)
£225 incl VAT for the RA 250 Late (paid in December 2018)
This fee will be paid upon satisfactory completion of the events and regular attendance at the Development Sessions. Non-attendance may result in a reduction of your overall project fee.
In order to be selected for this role you must be available to attend a group recruitment session on Friday 27 October, 10am – 4pm.
Applicants must be enrolled on a UAL course for the full duration of the opportunity, November 2017 to December 2018.