RADMIN - In Your Livelihood
RADMIN – In Your Livelihood – A Five Week Program
An opportunity to get out of your own patterns (circles, grids, lines) and into different ones.
RADMIN – In Your Livelihood is a guided and coached creative program. It takes 4 hours per week, and is designed to equip you for active livelihood manoeuvres in complex times and emerging situations (now!).
RADMIN will take its practitioners off the page and beyond the screen. Activities could include code-breaking, faith-based operations, ghostly encounters, caretaking, incendiary moments, special delivery systems, trap door operations, identity loss and restoration. Its radical and delicate proposal is to reconsider administration as not just an infernal condition of life – a response to the endless stream of outside demands – but also a site for action and intervention, wild experiments, new connections and meaningful work.
This programme is for individuals and organisations.
What to be ready for during RADMIN:
- It happening all over the world, but you are not required to leave your own neighbourhoods.
- No online group video calls - we will connect in other ways.
- To commit to 4 hours per week over 5 weeks.
- A few fixed encounters, but RADMIN will work with individual scheduling needs.
- Uncommon prompts, exercises and predicaments.
- An unfolding set of personal, possibly cosmic activities.
- Solidarity and solitude, imagination and obstacles, patience and persistence.
- Each activity to be a functional surprise and an tactile exploration.
- Uncanny program contributions from indoor/outdoor survival guide Heath Bunting, artist, farmer and boxing coach Grace Gamage and musician/artist Áine O'Dwyer.
- Access to RADMIN facilitators Chiz Williams and Kate Rich each week, with additional pre- and post- production meetings (45 mins) to help guide you through the RADMIN program.
- Bring your own conundrums, blindspots and concerns to work on during RADMIN.
- A lot to share and much to keep close.
This is a chance to employ the senses and mobilise your wits and whereabouts. RADMIN can help to alter ideas of self-determination, activate foreign or buried intellects and enter unexpected 'things' in your diary.
Applications: We invite applications from anyone keen on RADMIN, including artists, agitators, community organisers, freelancers, small business operators, bookkeepers and educators, as well as those who slip or blur between these occupations. Small delegations from organisations and collectives are particularly welcome to apply and do RADMIN together.
Time commitment: 4 hours per week, in your own time, over 5 weeks from January 16th to February 20th, 2024. Plus pre- and post- production meetings (45 minutes duration) between each participating entity and the RADMIN team (by arrangement).
Cost: Individuals - £185 for self-funded participants, £275 for those with access to workplace professional development funds. Organisations - £325 for small delegations (2-5 people) from an organisation or collective. If applying as a small delegation, please nominate one person who will be your single point of contact for RADMIN. Large groups of over 5 people: price by negotiation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment in your local currency is possible. No one turned away for lack of funds.
How to apply: Send a maximum of one A4 page summarising your practice of organising and your interest in RADMIN. Please also state your payment level (£185 self-funded individual / £275 workplace sponsored individual / £325 small delegation). Email your application to: email@example.com. UPDATED Application deadline: December 20th 2023, midnight. Early applications also welcome. We will endeavour to get back to all applicants within 7 days.
It began at Bristol's Cube Cinema in 2019, as an invitation to all administrators (by which we mean everyone) to venture off grid and into new ways of thinking about admin. To date RADMIN has appeared in the shape of a festival (2019), a reader (2020), and several other reductions and reorientations. Its radical and delicate proposal is to reconsider administration as not just an infernal condition of life – a response to the endless stream of outside demands – but also a site for action and intervention, wild experiments, new connections and meaningful work.
For testimonals from RADMIN past events, see here.
Organisers: The thinking behind RADMIN merges influences and experiences from sport art, street art, net.art, trade art, systems thinking, DIY, survival skills, event coordination, tour management, accounts management, cinema operations, grant writing, social clubs, arts mentoring, feminist economics and (feral) business coaching. It is organised by Kate Rich & Chiz Williams whose paths have crossed at the edges of art and culture for the past 20 years, in places including the Cube Cinema Ltd, and at the RADMIN events to date.