Through a partnership with High Ground News, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative has created a Creatives in Research program and is soliciting applications for the three-month program.
The Creatives in Research cohort formally complements High Ground News’ upcoming On The Ground reporting period in the Madison Heights community. Between April and July, High Ground News journalists will operate an embedded newsroom in the community and work with residents to produce written articles, photo essays and video essays about the challenges and strengths of the neighborhood, which is bounded by Poplar and Union avenues, McNeil Street and Interstate-240. The key artery of Madison Heights is the Cleveland and Madison Street intersection.
During the same time period, the Creatives in Research cohort will engage the Madison Heights community to develop up to three community-informed art pieces or pop-up performances. According the the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, the purpose of the CiR program is to collaboratively work with residents to research, investigate, learn define the physical, physiological, and anthropological boundaries of the neighborhood.
The creatives in research will be compensated $600 per month during this research phase to work alongside journalists from High Ground News. Wonder / Cowork / Create, a coworking hub in the Edge District at 340 Monroe Avenue, will help facilitate the progress of these projects and provide a work/meeting space for the creative researchers.
Madison Heights is the 11th focus neighborhood for High Ground News’ embedded coverage. Read past On The Ground articles here.
Nominations for the Creatives in Research cohort will close April 1. Further details about the nomination process and the Creatives in Research program can be found here.