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Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office (TACO!) is an artist-led space for research, production, and exchange located in Thamesmead, SE London.  TACO! is engaged with its local context and centres the work and role of artists  in all the work it undertakes, supporting a dialogue between artists, audiences, community and place.

TACO!’s activities are experimental and collaborative. Invited artists are supported to research, develop and realise projects over a dedicated period of time. This research informs a public programme that includes exhibitions, events,  discussions, workshops, screenings, publishing, and co-authored participatory projects with local people and groups.  Projects initiated by artists vary in duration. We set an open timeframe with no set expectations on outcomes.  

TACO!  currently comprises of a gallery, bookshop and broadcast studio.  All of these platforms provide opportunities for artists to present and distribute work.

RTM.FM is run as a community radio station providng a platform for  people to broadcast their own content.  We also run training workshops in audio production and broadcasting. We are open to ︎proposals for broadcast shows. 

The bookshop provides a platform for independent publications, zines, vinyl and artist materials produced by publishers, small press, groups, galleries, and artist practitioners.  The Bookshop is open during exhibition periods, and available online.  We are open to submissions and proposals for both. Please read our guidelines ︎before sending us your titles, or email us with your enquiry -  info@taco.org.uk

The gallery programme is curated by TACO!  and is not open to submissions or proposals. 

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TACO! is a non-for profit arts organisation. 100% of the money we
fundraise and earn through the sales of items in our shop, goes towards furthering the work we do with artists and audiences. We're entirely dependent on the generosity of the people we meet and the partners we work with. 


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TACO! is steered by a board of trustees and advisors. This fine group of people help shape TACO!  and support it in the realisation of its work. Current members of the board include...

Kate Forde
Belinda Johnson
Rima Patel 
Amanda Carmichel 
Vijay Raman 
Holly Willats
Kirsty Ogg
Tapiwa Dingwiza

Taco! is led and run by artists and producers...

Mat Jenner
Natasha Bird
Flo Lines


 


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RTM RADIO


 RTM.FM is a radio station developed and managed by TACO! as a platform for community produced culture, debate, art and music. The station provides opportunities for  people to produce and distribute their own content and learn  skills in broadcasting, production, and presenting.

TACO! manages the broadcast studio, coordinates the RTM community, supports the delivery of the station and ensures access for people to make and broadcast their own content. In addition to managing the studio set up, taco! also programmes arts content on the station’s broadcast schedule.

The station’s broadcast content and public facing activities are developed in collaboration with the wider community. Decisions on station policy, broadcast scheduling, submitted content, public events, training and budgets are made collectivly.  

To represent the interests of the RTM community an RTM committee member attends the decision making meetings of the board of directors of TACO!

The station is open to proposals for shows and regular broadcast content. If you would like to get involved then send us your proposals here.

The station takes its name in homage to the original RTM, which was started in 1978, one of the first community radio stations in the country. The project was initated by TACO! through the commissioning of an artist project by Sam Skinner in 2018. 

You can listen to documentry made by the artist about the histroy of radio in Thamesmead here






ASSISTANT Producer


TACO! is seeking a part time,  freelance assistant producer to help with the realisation of a project by artist Holly Graham. 

The Assistant Project Producer will work closely with artist Holly Graham to research, develop and deliver a commissioned project titled -  Action: A History of Community Led Anti-Racism in Thamesmead.

The project tells the story of how people responded to racism in Thamesmead, specifically in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

We’re looking for a great communicator who can work independently, is creative, driven and highly organised, with a passion for broadcasting, arts, culture, and people.  This opportunity is open to 18-25 yr olds of Black British, Caribbean, or African cultural heritage who live in Thamesmead, or the surrounding area of SE London. 

Please note this is currently a fixed term  14 day freelance contract to be realised over a 6 month period. The position is focused on gaining experirence in Arts and Cultural production so no prior experience is neccesary.

︎Download the Job Description︎

We love a chat and are up for a conversation about the role should you want to talk about it before applying.  Do drop us a line - info@taco.org.uk and we’ll fill you in as much as we can. 

We want to have a diversity of voices helping to shape TACO! , and for our activity to speak to our locality. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have knowledge and networks in Thamesmead and the surrounding area, and from diverse people who identify as Black British,  African , Afro -Caribbean, and from those who identfy as LGBTQ.  

︎Download the Job Description︎ 

Deadline for applications 22nd Oct.  Please read the job description ︎ for further information on how to apply.


This opportunity has been funded by the Black Culture Collective and Arts Council England.









































TACO!                                                                                                                                                               
30 Poplar Place
Thamesmead 
London
SE28 8BA                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ︎      ︎       ︎       ︎