We have a great opportunity to share from our friends at Total Theatre Magazine.
Are you interested in any of the following: archiving processes, arts journalism, theatre and performance, writing and editing specialist arts magazines and blogs, cultural heritage? Would you be interested in volunteering (part-time) or undertaking a short full-time work experience placement with Total Theatre Magazine in 2018?
Total Theatre Magazine is putting together a small team of volunteers to work on an exciting new project – the Total Theatre Archive. Phase one of this project has started, and are now recruiting volunteers & student placements to work with them (number of days to be agreed between Total Theatre Magazine and the volunteer). Start dates to be agreed with the volunteers, are from April 2018 onwards.
Volunteers will be paid in travel and lunch expenses. Some of the work will be administrative but there will also be the opportunity to see performance work and write about it, and to be involved in the process of archiving Total Theatre’s print magazines, and creating content for their websites.
Total Theatre Magazine has, for over 30 years, celebrated and supported theatre and performance in the UK – in particular, forms given little attention by mainstream media, libraries, or archives, such as experimental theatre, physical and visual theatre, street theatre and outdoor arts, contemporary circus, puppetry and animation, performance art, hybrid performance, feminist and queer/LGBT theatre. The print magazine encompassed 100 issues over the course of 25 years. Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Our Heritage fund this archive will be preserved for everyone to engage with, all content provided free to view. The new Total Theatre Archive website to be launched early in 2019. The current site can be viewed here: www.totaltheatre.org.uk
Editor Dorothy Max Prior and Web Editor John Ellingsworth will be working with members of the magazine’s editorial team and volunteers to scan, upload and tag content, creating a fully searchable website that will be a valuable resource for scholars, journalists, artists, students, and anybody interested in Britain’s alternative theatre and performance history. Once the website is built, Total Theatre Magazine will be working with writers, editors and leading arts professionals to create new content that will reflect upon and interact with the archive.
Supporters of this project include Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, and us!
Contact editor Dorothy Max Prior by email to email@example.com to express interest in this role and to find out more.