Part Time lecturer
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University – September 2014 – Present (2 years 2 months) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Part Time Lecturer in the Film and TV Department, specialising in Drama, Acting, Devising, Documentary Filming.
Research Fellow-Social Inclusion
De Montfort University (DMU) – July 2014 – Present (2 years 4 months) LEICESTER
Visiting Fellow in Social Inclusion. I deliver Lectures plus I lead undergraduate students in ‘field work’ which involves shadowing me as I create a large scale Community Drama called Leicester: A Drama in the Making. It explores the multi-cultural complexities and tensions of the City’s centre and was commissioned by the University, Leicester City Council, Arts Council England and local Arts charities. A work in progress premiered earlier this year at DMU’s Connections Festival.
Director of Writing and Story Telling Project in Scottish Prisons. MY LIFE-A DRAMA
Fife College and Creative Scotland – January 2014 – Present (2 years 10 months)Scotland
MY LIFE – A DRAMA is a series of story telling and writing workshops in Scottish prison. In which participants devise and direct a professional theatre play.
Artlink Central – May 2013 – Present (3 years 6 months)Stirling, Scotland
Artlink Central are an arts agency working across Central Scotland, engaging artists in communities. Established in 1988, the charity is based in Stirling, with a focus on developing evidence-based practice in the following areas:
· Arts and Health
· Arts and Disability
· Arts in Prisons
· Arts and Young People
The Grassmarket Project – January 1989 – Present (27 years 10 months)Edinburgh, London, Denmark
The Grassmarket Project is a theatre company where the issues of social exclusion and social justice were crucial to the artistic process and its product. It aims to achieve a particularly raw kind of authenticity, where people spoke their own truths in their own voices.
Span, Scottish Prison Network – June 2015 – August 2015 (3 months)Stirling
The SPAN mentoring scheme is a continuing professional development programme for artists who are working in criminal justice and artists who are new to the field. We aim to find placements for mentees who will identify personal learning goals to discuss with mentors, who have considerable experience in the field. This is a pilot scheme and we are very much learning as we are doing and developing a robust learning model for artists. Jeremy Weller’s wide ranging experience in the arts and criminal justice field is a valuable asset. SPAN will learn from Jeremy Weller’s approach and are grateful he has agreed to share his skills with the project. We appreciate Jeremy’s open attitude and flexibility to SPAN’s mentoring programme.
Danish Film Institute – 2008 – July 2014 (6 years) Copenhagen
The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is Denmark’s national agency for film and cinema culture. The organisation supports the development, production and distribution of films and run the national archives.The DFI commissioned Jeremy Weller in the development of the films Limboland and, currently Here & Now.
Theatre Summer Programme Director
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) – May 2011 – September 2011 (5 months)Bronx, New York
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Zentropa – 2009 – 2010 (1 year)Copenhagen
Zentropa was founded in 1992 as a result of the co-operation between director Lars von Trier and producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen on the feature film “Europa”. Zentropa has produced more than 100 international and Scandinavian quality features, co-produc- tions, and low budget films. Zentropa is now the largest film production company in Scandinavia. A position it has maintained since 1994.
Commissioned Writer / Director
Betty Nansen Teatret – 1996 – 2005 (9 years)Copenhagen
Award winning theater known for presenting reinterpreted classics and the biggest stars in history, dating back to the 1800s, where the scene opened on Frederiksberg Alle under the name Odéon. For theater includes C:NTACT, an independent foundation that drives artistic projects for young people with different cultural and social backgrounds.
The New School – April 2000 – December 2000 (9 months)New York, Pristina Kosovo
The New School is a legendary university in New York City, now comprising seven academic divisions. Founded in 1919 by a group of progressive educators, The New School aspired to be everything the “old school” was not—open to dissenting opinions and the avant-garde in scholarship and the arts.
Jeremy Weller was comissioned by the School’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), to work in Kosovo with teenage boys who had been held in Serbian prisons, to reaseach the possibility of peace and reconciliation with their neighbours.
Commissioned Writer / Director
Police Athletic League (PAL) NYC – May 1999 – September 1999 (5 months)New York
PAL is New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organization that operates head start/day care, after-school, evening teen, summer day camp, youth employment, truancy prevention, juvenile justice and re-entry, city-wide sports, play streets and part-time centers, food service, and adventure learning programs for pre-school kids, children and adolescents ages 3 to 19. Jeremy Weller worked as a writer and director in residence.
Commissioned Writer / Director
Kammerspiele – May 1993 – August 1996 (3 years 4 months)Munich
Since the 1920s the Kammerspiele has been one of the most important German language theatres, presenting premieres of works including those by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Frank Wedekind, and Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht, Bruno Hübner, Axel von Ambesser, Fritz Kortner, Peter Stein, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Robert Wilson, George Tabori, Erwin Faber, Max Schreck and many others. Jeremy Weller worked with local social work organisations and over 100 second-generation immigrant young people who had been in trouble with the police to devise and present an original play.