Opportunities

FRESH FOCUS at Stills

FRESH FOCUS at Stills is a new community for graduate photographers where they can seek peer criticism and support for their creative endeavours. The aim of the group is simple - to bring fresh practitioners together in a focused and supportive environment with the intention of fuelling critical engagement, promoting good working practices and connecting them to the wider photographic community.

The group meets twice a month at Stills (one weekday evening and one weekend) for a critique of work in development. Stills also supports the group to develop a programme of talks, critiques with guest speakers, pop-up exhibitions and participation in a range of events.

You should consider joining if you are:

  • In the early stages of your photographic career 
  • Making concept-driven thematic bodies of work 
  • Familiar with providing and receive critical feedback on such work 
  • Motivated to attend two critiques each month with new work to show 
  • Driven to develop your professional practice

Membership is for three years from the date of joining and members are expected to attend at least one critique meet-up per month to maintain their place in the group.

 
If you are interested in joining the group simply fill in the form below and we'll get back in touch within a week. If you have any questions you can email nic.rue@stills.org.

Follow the group on Instagram @FreshFocusatStills

Proposals

Stills has a gallery space in which it presents four exhibitions a year. The research and development towards our exhibition programme is delivered by a specialist team of staff up to three years in advance of each project.

We receive numerous requests for feedback on work and proposals for exhibitions at Stills but, due to limitations on staff time, we are only able to respond if we are interested in requesting more information.

If you would like to make us aware of your work or an exhibition proposal, please email to: ben.harman@stills.org We recognize that this is an important way for us to learn about work that we may not be aware of.

Volunteer Opportunities

Stills is seeking volunteers who are passionate about photography and contemporary art. We are looking for individuals to invigilate our upcoming exhibition, AMBIT 12 April - 2 June 2019.

Stills is open seven days a week, providing the public with an opportunity to engage with our exhibitions and events. Your role as an invigilator would be to welcome people into Stills and act as a first point of contact, providing information about the exhibition and Stills varied programme of activity.

What are we looking for?

 - We ask that you can commit up to 2,5 hours a week for the duration of the exhibition. The weekly rota will remain the same for the duration.

- Good customer service skills.

- A passion for photography and contemporary art that can be passed on to our audience.

- You must be available for training on Tuesday, 9 April 5pm -7pm.  

You will be given full training for the role and Stills’ volunteers are encouraged to join in with our programme, events and make use of our facilities.

Important dates

Duration of volunteering opportunity: 11 April - 2 June 2019

Deadline for application: Thursday, 28 March 2019, 6pm

Training Day: Tuesday 9 April 2019, 5pm - 7pm

TO APPLY please fill in the Application Form in this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UpwH-Vvrq63O0iOxnr-xCbrm4ofV6IOaIWXIVAmzP3w/edit