Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action
Pedagogy Toolkit Commission
Seeking Graphic Designer
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Final Delivery Deadline: 18 March 2024
The Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action (NAARCA) is a 3-year project that brings together Cove Park (Scotland), Saari Residence (Finland), Artica Svalbard (Norway), Art Hub Copenhagen (Denmark), Baltic Art Center (Sweden), Skaftfell Art Center (Iceland), Narsaq International Research Station (Greenland) to collaborate on research, institutional change and public education around climate action.
The education and engagement strand of this project focuses on creating a pedagogical toolkit that can be used by schools, community groups, and parents to run creative workshops that seek to inform, inspire and engage children and young people in topics surrounding climate change while addressing important issues such as climate anxiety, adaptation and empowerment.
NAARCA are pleased to announce a new opportunity for a freelance Graphic Designer to develop and design the digital toolkit.
NAARCA’s Pedagogy committee includes Artica Svalbard (Norway), Cove Park (Scotland), Skaftfell Art Center (Iceland), and Narsaq International Research Station (Greenland). Over the course of the year, in partnership with freelance artists, we have developed and delivered five creative workshops related to issues around the environment including sustainability, climate change, and climate anxiety. Visit our NAARCA News section to learn more about our pedagogy activities. Once delivered and evaluated, we created workshop guidelines so that the same workshop can be ‘tested’ and delivered at another NAARCA partner organisation through their respective engagement activities with young people. The process of testing the workshops has allowed us to assess and amend the instructions accordingly so they can be delivered across different countries and geographical contexts. Our aim is to ensure that the guidelines are easy to understand and do not require prior knowledge or experience to deliver the workshops successfully.
The toolkit will be a digital resource pack created to support educators and families with practical resources and creative workshop curricula as a means of engaging young people in climate action. Along with materials lists and workshop instructions, the toolkit should also provide insight into the leading artist’s practice and how it relates to the climate emergency.
The toolkit will be publicly available to download from our NAARCA.art website and will be shared with participating schools, colleges, community groups or home educators.
The toolkit should be accessible and include images, diagrams or embedded video where appropriate and use visual tools to help to clarify information and ensure instructions are as clear as possible. The overall look should be clear and concise.
Each of the five workshops will include:
- Artist background
- Workshop summary
- Materials list
- Detailed explanations / videos demonstrations or diagrams
- Links to videos or resources
- Lesson plan
- Possible adaptations for various group demographics, session length and environmental context
- Accessibility notes and guidelines
- Sample risk assessment
- Evaluation tools
To extend the life of the toolkit and to enable each residency centre to continue to develop it in the future, we would like the designer to create a template and a set of guidelines to allow it to be used again in the future. This should allow staff members with some relevant design experience to be able to add new workshops to the toolkit. The template should be editable with Adobe Creative Suite or in Canva.
What we are looking for:
- A proven track record of graphic design and information layout
- Ability to export files for web or print
- An understanding of delivering creative workshops for children and young people and the resources they require
- Excellent writing and clear communication style in English
- An understanding of climate change and its effects on Nordic regions
- A competency to design with mindfulness of digital accessibility issues
£5,000 GBP paid in instalments.
The Graphic Designer will work with NAARCA’s Pedagogy committee and Cove Park’s Curator of Engagement, Emma Henderson, to collate the workshop curricula provided by the artists and design a digital toolkit for public distribution. The expected timeline is to publish by 18 March 2024.
How to Apply
To apply, please follow this link to our application form on JotForm.
In your application, please include:
- Your CV
- Portfolio (PDF or online link) with samples of both graphic design and information layout work.
- A cover letter explaining how your experience relates to this project and what you would bring to it.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the post is filled. Our first review of applications will begin 27 November 2023.
We will accept submissions in audio or video formats if this is preferable to a written application. Please send any audio or video submissions via email to Alex Marrs, Cove Park’s Programme & Communications Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a disability, please let us know if there are any adjustments to the application process that would be of assistance to you.