call for collective members

Heya! We’re looking for people to join myriad collective and help us organise exhibitions, performances, workshops and other delightful shenanigans celebrating and nurturing trans & gender diverse creativity and community.

Anyone who is trans or gender diverse (TGD) is welcome to apply. So that we can make myriad more diverse and representative, we’re especially prioritising people who can bring perspectives, identities, experiences and skills that the current collective members don’t have: trans women; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander sistergirls, brotherboys, and TGD people; TGD people assigned male at birth; TGD people with disabilities; TGD residents of regional Victoria; and TGD people aged under 25 or over 40.

There’s a bit about the existing collective members below, as well as some of the roles we’re looking to fill, but get in touch if you have any questions or ideas outside of what we’ve written up coz it’s all flexible. And please share this around!

CURRENT COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

darcy t gunk is a white non-binary trans person who makes music and visual art. They are a founding member of myriad collective, and contribute skills in grant-writing, collective organising, project management, exhibition curation, and facilitation.

Jinghua (fka Lia Incognita) is a gender-fluid writer and myriad’s other co-founder. After cutting eir teeth on QTPOC arts and activism in the Kulin nations, Jinghua is now based in Shanghai and remotely helping out with myriad communications, finances and project management.

Zakaria is a migrant QTPOC. Zakaria has background in theatre production, events management and an all-round stage techie. Zaky is into arts activism, talking about feelings and hanging out with his cat, Tom Dylan.

Zoe Birkinshaw is a 29 year old trans person living in Melbourne’s West. Zoe has been involved in a number of LGBTI community projects, and has been working in the LGBTI youth sector since 2012. Zoe has a strong working knowledge of 80s pop music, and their pronoun is they.

HOW WE WORK

We make big decisions by consensus but also work on our own areas fairly autonomously, bouncing ideas off each other now and then and checking in by email. There’ll be some meetings in person (in Melbourne) and some by Skype.

ROLES NEEDED SOON

Grants/sponsorship and finances:
budgeting, grant applications and acquittals, exploring other funding sources, chasing up payments

Partnerships and community outreach:
contacting groups with similar ideas and aims, helping make
myriad more inclusive

Media/communications/promotion:
getting the word out about myriad to radio and press, across social media, and event listings

Selection panel:
curatorial/programing advice for which artists and performers we should include

Artist liaison:
supporting artists and performers, confirming their needs, making sure content is appropriate

Venue liaison:
scouting out venues, getting quotes, making bookings, checking in on equipment requirements

Collective admin: organising meetings, taking minutes

ROLES NEEDED FOR FUTURE EVENTS

Auslan interpreters (paid role)
Grievance officer
Front of house manager
Sound tech and DJ
Lighting tech

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

Drop us a line at collectivemyriad@gmail.com with a bit about yourself, what area you’d be interested in, why you want to join the collective and why you’d be great at it. Also please let us know what kind of time commitment you can make!

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