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31st May
to 11th June
300 You will earn 300 bronze points for completing this activity.
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Curate and promote an arts exhibition on the gig economy

31st May to 11th June
Assist in the curation and public dissemination of an art exhibition that tells food courier stories through graphic illustrations, comics, video footage and fanzines.

Host Researcher: Dr Ioan-Cosmin Popan

The exhibition ‘Multimodal. Dis-order at work’ will be held between 6-11 June 2022 in the Geoffrey Manton building at Manchester Metropolitan University. It draws insights from the research project ‘Doing gig work: Social implications of platform-based food deliveries’, which investigates the working conditions of platform food couriers (i.e Uber Eats, Deliveroo etc.) in three European cities. The exhibition will showcase artistic outputs including graphic illustrations, comics, video footage and fanzines.

We invite you to be part of the team which organises and promotes this exhibition to the academic community and the public. We are particularly interested in students with a background or interest in arts and/or arts curating.

We will ask you to join us for 3-4 days prior to the exhibition (in late May or early June; dates will be confirmed) for the organisation of the exhibition artifacts and a media training session. This will be followed by six days of effective internship during the period of the exhibition (6-13 June 2022). We will cover your travel and subsistence expenses up to a total of £20/day.

In A Nutshell...

  • Gain hands-on experience ... assisting with organising and promoting a multimedia arts exhibition
  • Collaborate ... with an interdisciplinary team of sociologists, visual anthropologists and artists
  • Acquire ... valuable, professionally relevant experience and skills
  • Receive full training ...... don’t worry if you don’t have experience with curating or promoting an exhibition; we will train you, and you can shadow others who do have experience
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 31/05/22 to 05/06/22
    Offering assistance with risk assessment procedures.
    This will be done prior to the exhibition
  • call_split 31/05/22 to 11/06/22
    Organisation and display of the artistic artifacts
    You will be responsible for the organisation and display of the artistic artifacts prior to the exhibition. Since the exhibition is itinerant, a general sense of the overall layout will be available as guidance.
  • call_split 05/06/22 to 11/06/22
    Offering guidance and assistance to the audience
    This will be done with the help of the fanzines which are available to the public free of charge. These printed brochures contextualise the exhibition within the research project and enable access to additional multimedia online content.
  • call_split 05/06/22 to 11/06/22
    Production of a web article
    You will be responsible for the documentation and production of a short article which reports on the exhibition. You will receive training on how to write for an online audience.