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Applications open for creative practitioner to produce new campaign materials for Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance is looking for a creative practitioner to lead a piece of work in collaboration with partner organisations to enhance public understanding of men’s violence against women and girls.

Using Zero Tolerance’s 1992 slogans, and posters as a starting point, the artist practitioner will create new visual materials, taking on board intersectional practice.  This will involve working with a number of different partner organisations to support the research and delivery of the work.

Franki Raffles (1955-1994) was the photographer who created the initial 1992 campaign. Her genius was the ability to take a complex subject matter and through her powerful photography communicate it in a way which was simple, effective and easily understood by a very broad range of people. This commission may suit a photographer, but we are open to other forms of artistic expression such as film making, and other visual arts.

We are looking for work which

Takes inspiration from the original Zero Tolerance campaign and the work of Franki Raffles.

Involves a number of stakeholders from a variety of different organisations, who will support the research and promotion of the project.

Is bold, uncompromising and accessible to a broad range of people.

Communicates difficult messages about violence against women and girls in a way which is simple, creative and relevant.


Between 4-6 pieces of creative campaign materials, on a number of different topics and themes including men’s violence against women with learning disabilities, BME women, gender based violence in LGBT communities and commercial sexual exploitation.

These will be developed in partnership with specialist organisations working with these communities, and on these issues, and led by Zero Tolerance.

This will be delivered by the end of 2017, with a launch exhibition organised by Zero Tolerance towards the end of the year.

An ideal candidate will

  • Have an excellent understanding of feminism, and men’s violence against women and girls, including an interest in intersectional practice.
  • Have experience of community- based arts work.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of campaigning, particularly awareness raising.
  • Be committed to the aims and ethos of Zero Tolerance.
  • Be able to work with a diverse range of people, as well as independently.


£6,650 total, paid in 2 installments over the course of the year. This covers all costs including expenses, travel and materials. Zero Tolerance will organise and cover the costs of exhibiting the campaign material. To express your interest in this commission please send a short CV – including examples of your previous work – along with a cover letter which details

  • Why you are interested in the commission – including the skills and experience that you would bring.
  • How you would approach producing the work. What sort of things would be important to consider while undertaking work like this?
  • Any initial ideas you have and what you would propose to create, based on your understanding of Zero Tolerance’s previous campaign materials. http://www.frankirafflesarchive.org/projects/zero-tolerance/

Deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday the 24th February.

Application by email to info@zerotolerance.org.uk




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