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What is the Solar Flares: Deaf Heritage project?
The Solar Flares: Deaf Heritage project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Over a 3-year period we will research, create and share 8 digital art projects exploring deaf heritage in Scotland.
This year we are looking to work with 2 people exploring 3 topics: Deaf Clubs, Technology and Young Deaf people.
What will happen if I am selected?
There are 4 parts:
Part 1 – Research
You will research and develop an idea for a story or theme working with Trudi Collier about Deaf Clubs, technology or deaf young people.
If you are selected, you can pick one of these subjects or a combination. For example, you might want to do your project about Deaf Clubs or you might want to make a project about technology and young deaf people.
We want you to meet people and organisations, find out about the history, the people, the institutions, the stories, the culture and issues. Then come up with an idea for a digital project.
Part 2 – Create project plan
With your idea you will create a project plan answering a number of questions. What is your project going to be about? How are you going to make your project? How are you going to share your project?
Part 3 – Make the project, you will be supported every step of the way.
Part 4 – Share the project within Scotland (deaf and hearing communities) and across the world.
How do I apply?
To apply, please fill in the application form and email it to – firstname.lastname@example.org
We also welcome applications delivered in BSL video (see application form, for more information).
How long is the project?
The project will start on 6th Nov 2020 until 31st March 2021
What is a digital artist?
A digital artist is someone that uses digital technology to tell stories. This can be in any digital format using a camera, video camera, animation/digital illustration, designing posters or other digital art.
I am not sure if I am a deaf digital artist with the right skills?
We want to attract a wide range of people. This includes people that work professionally with digital technology, people that use digital technology as a hobby or people that are just starting using digital technology. If you are unsure if you have the right skills do not hesitate to contact Trudi, email@example.com
I am not self – employed (do my own tax), can I still apply?
No, due to regulations we can only pay people that are self-employed (do their own tax).
What is a digital project?
It can be many things. It can be a digital photo exhibition, a short film or documentary, animation, digital design like a poster or it can be a mix of things. It can include one person or an entire community. We are open to suggestions and exploring ideas.
Do I have to make my project about all the topics: deaf clubs, technology, young deaf people?
It is up to you. You can make it about one of these topics or combine 2 or even 3 together.
Can 2 people apply together?
Yes, you can work as part of a team but you will have to split the fee, £1000 each not £2000
I do not want to apply but I have a story or an idea I would like to share?
We would love to hear from you, please email Trudi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Covid-19 impact on the project?
There are likely to be restrictions in place due to the pandemic. These might be restrictions in relation to movement or meeting people. We will be monitoring the situation and adhering to government guidelines. However, we also believe that there are ways to be creative using digital technology to connect and communicate within the restrictions.