Arts Foundation and Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance Seeking Emerging Digital Artist

CHATHAM – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance have teamed up to offer one emerging digital artist the chance of a lifetime.

The nonprofit groups are seeking a digital storyteller to serve as an artist in residence, and who will be responsible for telling the narrative of Cape fishermen through still photography and videography, while blending two industries vital to the Cape’s economy – fishing and the arts.

“Similar to our local artists, the stories of our hardworking local fishermen are often unknown,” said Julie Wake, AFCC Executive Director. “Yet, like the arts, we know how important this industry is to our economy. It’s a wonderful and innovative way to partner with another nonprofit.”

The Alliance also noticed a lack of visual art when talking about this age-old profession.

“We’ve been ramping up our presence on social media lately and we realized videography really is a fun, and engaging way to share what it’s like out on the water and to document fishermen’s lives, and to connect them with the public who don’t see that side of the fishing industry,” said Ellie Leaning, CCCFA Development Assistant. “

The year-long, part-time position will include a stipend, and the Fishermen’s Alliance will provide work space and access to its membership network.

Work for the emerging digital artist will include compiling the Fishermen’s Alliance’s existing library of videos and photographs, and of course shooting original footage, conducting interviews and capturing still images while out on the water.

To apply click here, the deadline to submit an application is June 30.


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