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Rife Content Creators @ Watershed 2020

Rife Resident Editors

This Autumn we are inviting four Resident Editors aged between 16-30-years-old to join Rife.

As a Resident Editor you will share your specialist knowledge with a multi-disciplinary team of young creatives to help make their ideas happen. Young creatives will develop ideas in response to the themes of climate and/or community. 

The specialisms Resident Editors could share are not fixed, but should complement Rife’s output so far. Specialisms could range from poetry to local news investigation, to writing personal essays, to filmmaking, to photography. 

Recruitment of the young creatives will take place in Autumn 2021. Editorial content will be developed and published in a staggered format between January and July 2022. We will discuss the detail of this with you and work out a timeframe that is productive for everyone involved. 

We can offer a flat fee of £1600, in addition to an individual bursary of up to £500 to support the development and sustainability of your own practice.  

How to apply 

If you are interested in applying, please send either 1-2 sides of A4 OR a video or audio file (max 10mins in length) to telling us: 

  •  A short description of your practice 
  • Why you would like to undertake this role at Rife and what experience you bring 
  • Any relevant links (optional) 
  • Your name 
  • Your postcode 
  • Your email 
  • Your phone number 

"Women, those from minority ethnic groups, and those from working-class backgrounds are significantly underrepresented in the Creative Industries" (Giles et al, 2020; DCMS, 2019).

"Even when minority groups are successful in ‘getting in’ to the industry, they face substantial barriers to ‘getting on’. We see evidence of pay gaps and a lack of diverse talent in senior creative roles" (Directors UK, 2018).

We encourage applications from people that are underrepresented in the creative and culture sector (for example you are from a community that experiences racism, or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equalities Act in 2010), or you did not go to University or you had free school meals as a child).

Ask us questions if you need to.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and work to accommodate all access requirements. We will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can.

Contact us on if writing or recordings are not your thing, please don’t be afraid to do this, we are really happy to discuss alternatives that would work better for you. 

Further information 

This opportunity is part of The Future is Collective, a new Watershed development programme made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The programme will propel community and climate activism by offering support and development to freelance creatives who will make new work and amplify ideas. It will support editors and young creatives through Rife, plus creative practitioners through the Pervasive Media Studio and BFI Film Hub SW.  

The programme aims to re-energise our devastated cultural ecology by offering professional development to creatives, whilst re-configuring networks and engaging audiences with new works. We believe supporting and nurturing freelancers at this critical time, is crucial to the future of the creative sector. 

For further information about the role, please download the Resident Editor brief below.

Closing Date: Monday, 27 September 2021 - 10:00