Creative Exchange

The Legal Bridge

Are you an early – mid career artist or creative professional? Do you find legal matters difficult to get your head around? Get involved!

This is a paid opportunity. Deadline to register your interest: 12 January 2022.

Creative Exchange

The Legal Bridge

Are you an early – mid career artist or creative professional? Do you find legal matters difficult to get your head around? Get involved!

This is a paid opportunity. Deadline to register your interest: 12 January 2022.

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Creative Exchange

The Legal Bridge

Are you an early – mid career artist or creative professional? Do you find legal matters difficult to get your head around? Get involved!

This is a paid opportunity. Deadline to register your interest: 12 January 2022.

What is the Legal Bridge?

The Legal Bridge is a project focused on skills and knowledge exchange between artists, creatives and lawyers. A simple tool will be created to help artists and creatives upskill and build a foundation of knowledge in legal matters, relevant to their creative practice and work (i.e., IP, GDPR, business growth, investment, and more).

The Legal Bridge tool and legal content will be developed by law students from qLegal and overseen by practicing lawyers, in consultation with freelance artists and creative professionals- to uncover what creatives and artists don’t know and need to know about legal issues that are relevant and important to them. Design thinking processes will be used to uncover where their gaps in understanding might be and to develop a prototype to address these. The tool could be a game, a dictionary, a map, a film or something completely unexpected, but it must be something artists and creatives are happy to engage with and learn from.  

This project is being delivered in partnership with qLegal and ArtULTRA, as part of Culture Mile’s Creative Exchange Programme, supported by founding partner Bloomberg L.P.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for early to mid-career artists and creatives (18 years +) across all disciplines (e.g. visual arts, performing arts, film, photography, design etc.) who want to take part in the Legal Bridge to share their first-hand experience of legal needs and challenges. No prior legal knowledge or understanding is needed .  We invite artists and creatives of any ability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender, and socio-economic background to apply. Artists and creatives taking part will be paid for their time and input.

When is it?

We are looking for artists and creatives who can commit to at least two or ideally all of the following sessions:

Interactive Design Workshop
Saturday 29 January (full day)
Introducing the Design Thinking process and first consultation with artists and creatives.

Q&A and Consultation
Tuesday 8 February
6 – 7.30pm
Law students undertake further research and test prototypes with artists and creatives.

Q&A and Consultation
Tuesday 22 February
6 - 7.30pm
Law students undertake further research and test prototypes with artists and creatives.

Q&A and Consultation
Tuesday 8 March
6 – 7.30pm
Law students undertake further research and test prototypes with artists and creatives.

Pitch-day event
Saturday 26 March (1/2 day, OPTIONAL)
Expert panel will select the winning prototype.

Where is it?

Meetings will take place in Central London or online.  It may be possible to participate remotely even if the meeting is in person.

 

What is the fee?

Artists and Creatives will be offered the following fees for participating in the sessions:

  • Interactive Design Workshop (full day): £250
  • Consultation (1.5 hour sessions): £100 each
  • Pitch Day (optional): a contribution of £50 towards expenses can be made if you would like to attend the pitch day

How do I apply?

Please upload a written or filmed expression of interest (EOI)  here  - outlining why you want to be involved in this project, along with your artist statement or a brief description of your creative practice. Please be in touch if you have any access requirements for completing the application.

Your EOI and artist statement should, in total, be no longer than 2 x A4 pages or a 3-minute video. Files must not exceed 1MB.  Deadline is 12 noon on 12 January 2022. Please include which dates you are currently available and whether you would be able to attend in person or remotely.

 We will inform you if your application has been successful by 18 January.

* Please note that selection for the pilot will not be a judgement on your artistic or creative practice. Selection will be based on the information you share in your EOI alongside the make-up of the cohort, with regards to achieving a range of experience and creative disciplines within the group. We are looking for a minimum of 8 artists or creatives to participate.

Please upload your EOI to www.airtable.com/shrc0nGPsKGuG2zfM.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about getting involved, please contact Elizabeth at Culture Mile (elizabeth.mischler@cityoflondon.gov.uk) or Alice at info@artultra.net.