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The Bridge is Hiring

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The Bridge aims to host and facilitate spaces that include and empower individuals who have been historically denied access within mainstream art communities. The arts and adjacent industries have traditionally been exclusionary, and the Operations Manager plays a crucial role in developing and growing our community in ways that extend outside of what has remained tradition.

This position is ideal for someone who is interested in the arts and invested in their own creative community. We’re looking for someone who is excited about building new connections within the Charlotteville arts community and facilitating active community and gallery spaces. A key part to this role is finding someone who has a desire to expand the community in which The Bridge already engages with.

The Operations Manager will also support community and donor relations and guide efficient administrative efforts. This position requires someone who prioritizes planning and time management, is motivated to reach goals and deadlines, and is confident in their organization style.

Application Review Begins September 21st until position is filled

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Unsettling Grounds: Residency
Applications Close September 23rd


Unsettling Grounds pilots an interdisciplinary, project-based artist residency program designed to enable local BIPOC & low-income artists to create high-quality media and performance artworks. The works will be presented and disseminated with the Unsettling Grounds augmented reality mobile app. While there will be an opportunity to exhibit artworks in the physical artist-run galleries of Visible Records and The Bridge, it is the lasting potential of the app and virtual experience of Unsettling Grounds that invites direct comparison with ‘a monument’.


Unsettling Grounds is a hunt for these virtual monuments to recover histories hidden along the Broadway Corridor in Charlottesville, Virginia, a site of culture, industry, revolution and war. It seeks to develop an understanding of “structures” literally and figuratively. What structures of remembrance, forms of storytelling, and frameworks for resistance are already in place? Unsettling Grounds focuses on resistance to capitalism, patriarchy, and racism. Together we will create a tool for understanding how stories, struggles, and common values converged in Albemarle County along with indigenous, immigrant, indentured, and enslaved workers.


Unsettling Grounds is a history visualization project. Given the recent controversies around the removal of Confederate monuments, this timely project offers a blueprint for how communities can use technology and public space for reflection and engagement with histories of social conflict, potentially as a counter-narrative to the Lost Cause mythology.

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Unsettling Grounds is a fiscally sponsored project of The Bridge

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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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