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Job: Archivist to work on the Feeney Archive Project with Artist, Vanley Burke / deadline: 6 April 2021

The appointed Archivist will lead on the first stage of the Feeney Archive Project with Vanley Burke, which we anticipate taking place in the physical space of the archive in May 2021 (although this start date is dependent on safety regulations and work permitted within Covid-19 regulations).

The content and timescale of the work required will be decided through initial conversations between the appointed Archivist and Vanley Burke in advance of physical archival work. Art360 has recommended that an archive appraisal is an essential first step to the project. The Archivist will specify their day rate for the work required following the setting out of initial plans.

Whilst the Archivist will lead on the delivery of the required work, wherever helpful, Art360 will offer support with the planning of archival work, as well as guidance and mentorship throughout the duration of the project.

In 2020 Art360 was thrilled to receive support from the Birmingham-based John Feeney Charitable Trust to support Vanley Burke in the organisation of the Artist’s extensive and extraordinary archive of photographic prints, negatives, research material, correspondence and ephemera.

This exciting project will take place in Birmingham in the context of the private space of the Artist. The overall project will involve several independent specialists, who will carry out work at different intervals over an 8 to 12-month period, and will involve some of the following activities: an archive appraisal, inventory-building, digitisation of materials, a Curatorial Residency (appointed through open call) and the production of a documentary film exploring Vanley Burke’s legacy.

See more and apply here

Please send a CV and cover letter of no more than 500 words to contact@art360foundation.org.uk.

Deadline is 6 April 2021.

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