Resources for artists
Useful information for artists and creative practitioners about funding, grants, residencies, fellowships, open calls, work opportunities and wellbeing.
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Interfaces Monthly: Open Call **
Interfaces Monthly is a get-together for people working at the junction of art and technology, organised by the Barbican and The Trampery. A monthly platform for ideas and exchange, each event includes selected artworks, presentations and discussions in an informal social setting with a low-priced bar.
Reads DACS advice for creatives on what you need to know before signing a contract.
Ardagh Young Creatives x Design Can → 10 June
Speed mentoring at the Design Museum for 14 – 21-year-olds. Join the Ardagh Young Creatives and Design Can for an inspiring afternoon of speed networking with professionals working across different design fields. This is an opportunity for young people to ask the burning questions about what it’s really like to work within design and find out more about creative career paths.
Mind the Gap: Designing residencies for everyone – London Conference 6-9 September
The conference will bring the international artist residency community together in the UK for the very first time, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Res Artis and 50 years of Acme. This year’s event will help chart a future for impactful residency opportunities, with a focus on optimism and practical working solutions for issues facing the sector.
Easy-read sample artist contract
a contract for artists that was accessible, easy to read, and free of jargon.
(Team) Work in Practice
Jerwood Arts launched (Team) Work in Practice, a free toolkit and workshops programme to drive socio-economic inclusivity in the arts.
Create South East
Create South East helps creative businesses develop the skills to secure investment and grow. It is tailored to the needs of different creative disciplines, their respective markets, governance and distribution models.
MAMA Youth Training
MAMA Youth offers a series of training programmes throughout the year that equip young people with the skills to become work ready and gain employment within the broadcast and media industries.
Arts & Health Hub Peer Groups Sessions
The group is open to artists from all backgrounds and experiences and is a place to share thoughts, ideas and works in a non-judgemental and open environment. The group is inclusive, built on the notion of sharing, not competing.
How to write & illustrate a children’s picture book → various courses
Learn how to bring new worlds to life on the page as you create stories and characters that capture the imaginations and hearts of young readers.
i-Portunus: International programme for Artists, creators and cultural professionals
i-Portunus is a scheme funded by the European Commission that supports the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals, implemented by consortia of cultural organisations. It funds short-term mobilities for individuals to go abroad or for hosts to attract international talent.
Artadmin Creative Support Sessions
Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one support service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career
Lakeside darkroom: Female Technician Training
Lakeside darkroom offers affordable training for female photography technicians.
Lakeside darkroom: Saturday photography affordable workshops
Lakeside darkroom offers affordable film processing, printing and technical advice workshops on Saturdays.
The Design Museum: Entrepreneurs Hub
A programme to help emerging entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses. Join free online introductory sessions open to all aspiring designers.
Mother House Studios
Mother House Studios’ new site in Catford is seeking new artists who self-identify as women or queer. The space is open every day with the option of integrated childcare provision three days a week.
Whether you’re a craft maker, artisan, designer or someone who works with them, Craft Toolkit can help you to plan for the future and grow your business.
Through simple bitesize exercises, you can learn all of these skills and begin your own business plan.
Auto Italia Virtual Reality Workshops for young people
The Artist Support Centre
The Artist Support Centre guides artists on their path into the creative working world.
The Supporting Act Foundation
The Supporting Act Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation which provides grants and bursaries to artists at the beginning of their careers, with a particular focus on marginalised groups and community-centred initiatives.
Artsadmin: Creative Support Sessions → ongoing
Artsadmin offers a unique and free one-to-one support service to UK-based artists working in contemporary performance, at any stage of their career
Crafts Council: How to price your work
Pricing your work properly will ensure that you can make a viable living from your practice. Crafts Council provides a simple formula for pricing your work and explains all of the factors to consider when doing so.
New artists’ surgeries at Shubbak
Shubbak are inviting Arab/SWANA artists and creatives working in the UK, the Arab region or internationally to meet the organisations’ joint CEO Alia Alzougbi for 30-minute-long surgeries.
Gallery Climate Coalition
The goal of GCC is to facilitate the decarbonisation of the visual art sector and promote zero-waste practices.
Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts course
Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts course blends new design principles and an innovative approach to process, together with material knowledge and craft skills developed through hands-on making: rich and varied range of subjects including cultural, ethical and environmental issues.
Kew’s Youth Forum is looking for some new members for 2022
The Youth Forum is a group of young people who meet every month to create and run bespoke learning events and campaigns for Kew. They work with scientists, artists and learning specialists to create activities and events to engage diverse audiences in Kew’s collections and scientific work. It is completely free to join. We can reimburse for travel and provide drinks and snacks during the session.
ARC Getaways → rolling
ARC Getaways can be used for research and development processes, rehearsals, writing or thinking time.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England. Since 1994, Arts Council England has been responsible for distributing lottery funding. This investment has helped to transform the building stock of arts organisations and to create much additional high-quality arts activity.
Artquest Outpost Online → ongoing
Free one-to-one remote advice sessions for London based artists from Artquest staff and freelance artist-career specialists.
Sara Dziadik (artist, producer, Access Support Worker) is offering advice and access support on funding applications. Email email@example.com for more information.
Derbyshire Artist Resident Program
DARP is an open system for living and practising together, welcoming practitioners from all walks of life with a need to develop their practice in an environment that encourages independence through communal living. This place provides time and space for artists to work autonomously on their practices and projects, whilst also benefiting from communal living, opportunities for collaboration, skill-sharing, and proximity to the natural world.
Artsadmin Guide to Touring Across Europe for UK Performing Artists
A simple, practical guide to support and empower UK-based individual artists and small companies working in theatre, dance and live art to continue to tour work across Europe.
Anti-Racist Art Education Curriculum Checklist
The NSEAD ARAE Curriculum Checklist will help art educators critically review and revise their art, craft and design curriculums.
SPACE Advice Bureau
A SPACE Artist Initiatives programme, providing free advice and guidance to all members of the SPACE community. Launched during the pandemic in 2020 in response to your requests and suggestions in the Tenant Survey, this programme includes one-to-one mentoring, webinars, coaching and peer-to-peer sessions to support you in developing your artist practice.
Balance: toolkit for creatives
Created in partnership with the Creative Industries Federation and Mindapples, and funded by Arts Council England, the Balance toolkit is a free resource of mental health talks and business-focused training for creatives.
This is Wyld offers grant application writing and access support
If you have an idea for a project and are interested in getting funding for that project email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jamie Wyld, director of This is Wyld, has worked as an access support worker to help artists write grant applications since 2013. Arts Council England will pay for an access support worker to help write your grant application.
Crafts Council Spring-back talks
Ten free lunchtime talks held on Zoom will cover essential marketing advice for makers who want to spring back from the last year and grasp all the new opportunities available to them. Speakers will be led by the Crafts Council team and include expert speakers and contributors.
RE—SET—GO is an accessible, hands-on, paid workplace experience and mentoring programme for 19-25-year-olds or new practices and start-ups, established with the mission of diversifying architecture practices. New dates have been released for 1-to-1 mentoring sessions and “CV surgeries” through a series of free, regular and bookable slots with London Practice Forum architecture practices.
Crafts Council Brexit Advice
Resources and advice for craft businesses, makers and galleries following the UK leaving the EU
Brexit Guidance for Artists and Arts Organisers
The a-n has been collating useful information to serve as guidance to creatives as the UK exits the European Union, access it here.
Agency that researches, compiles and offers advice to artists. Artquest have adapted their website to focus on support available during the current pandemic.
Artists’ Union England rates of pay guidelines, designed to help artists’ and their employers to determine fair remuneration for artists’ labour.
Working Safely Online
Guidance to support anyone working online: a general guide to meeting online, and how to make the space as welcoming and safe as possible; and online safeguarding if you are working with vulnerable participants or groups.
Disability Arts Online
Offering one-hour advice sessions to disabled artists to help fill ACE emergency funds and free access support to make the application.
If you would like to utilise either of these options please contact email@example.com
Arts Council England The Digital Culture Network
Provides practical support to the arts and culture sector, helping you to explore and harness the benefits of technology to achieve your goals, find new ways to reach and engage audiences, and develop sustainable business models.
UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List
A very thorough list of most mutual support and funding opportunities for UK artists available at the moment.
UK Artist Grant Writing Support
Network created to provide in-kind support to artists requiring help with emergency grant applications.
Useful professional advice for freelancers and the self-employed during the pandemic.
The Creative Industries Federation
Sector-specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by unions and sector support organisations. You are advised to contact these organisations directly for specialist advice.
Coastal Currents: Black and ethnic local artists & creatives listing → ongoing
Enter your details into a comprehensive and accessible register of Black and Ethnic Artists living in the area (from Rye to Eastbourne).
Artist Menteeship Masterclasses
Ceri Hand’s masterclasses: Artist’s statements, Online Marketing for Artists, Pricing & Selling Your Work, Copyright for Artists
Arts Emergency Free Mentorships
Arts Emergency provides 16-25-year-olds with free mentoring, advice, guidance and opportunities to help them embark on higher education and careers.
Funding, grants, scholarships, fellowships
Wheatley Fellowship 2023–24 → 18 June
Birmingham School of Art and Eastside Projects invite applications from visual artists for an Incidental Artists placement in Birmingham supported by the Wheatley Fine Art Fellowship.
Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art → 26 June
Each Fellowship provides up to £16,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within Kingston School of Art and the wider University departments, to support a practice-based, innovative research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.
The New Museum School Advanced Programme → 27 June
The New Museum School Advanced Programme and the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies offers fully funded studentships for people from underrepresented backgrounds in PGDip and MA pathways in Socially Engaged Practice and Museum Studies.
British Design Fund
The British Design Fund 5 is currently open to new applications and are seeking to invest between £150,000 and £200,000 into eligible businesses that meet their criteria. Supporting enterprise and innovation in the UK, the Fund works with extraordinary entrepreneurs to scale their products, accelerate growth and build long-term value – both for investors and business owners.
Funding opportunities for Scotland-based artists
The White Pube Creatives Grant → rolling monthly
The White Pube Creatives Grant is a one-off £500 grant to be given out to a different working-class creative practitioner based in the UK once every month. This grant has been set up to support creatives of all ages who are early in their careers and would benefit from this no-strings-attached financial support to help them in whatever they like – be that money to cover time to make, or fund materials, equipment, research, subscriptions, development, travel, or even rent and bills.
National Lottery Project Grants → reopened
National Lottery Project Grants is Arts Council England open access programme for arts, libraries and museums projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations. You can apply for up to £30,000 and get your decision within 8 weeks.
Digital Artists Grant → rolling monthly
No-strings-attached financial support to help digital artists of all ages who are in the early stages of their careers. They can spend the grant on whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses. The Digital Artists Grant (DAG) is offered by The Moniker Foundation in collaboration with our partners, Creative Debuts.
Migrant Artist Fund → ongoing
The Becoming British Lottery recognises the financial burden of migrant artists to make work in the UK. The lottery is specifically to cover the costs of visas/citizenship paperwork for working in the UK. It is a random draw of multiples of £200 every 3 months. It is non-taxable as it is a random prize, not a competition and is not ‘talent based’. To be eligible you must: Work or have worked in the arts industry (the widest definition is applicable here as we are aware individuals define their practice in a number of ways); Have costs relating to a Visa / Citizenship application within the UK.
#CIRCAECONOMY Scholarship Programme → Apply after being granted a place in the course
CIRCA and Goldsmiths, University of London, launched a scholarship programme for postgraduate arts education for students with non-traditional educational backgrounds, alongside those with undergraduate degrees. Two scholarships worth a total of £30,000 will be awarded to students to complete the MA Art & Ecology and MFA Curating degree programmes.
Annuity Freedom micro-grants to improve your site’s discoverability (SEO) and cash grants → on a rolling basis
– Artists https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/artists/
– Black or Minority business owners https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/black-grants/
– Women who own businesses https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/women-grant/
Black Artists Grant → ongoing
The Black Artists Grant is £500 given out monthly to three black artists in the UK. The BAG is no-strings-attached financial support to help the selected artist in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses. This is specifically for Black artists; not politically black, not POC or BAME.
M&C Saatchi Saturday School → various dates, check the calendar
Teaching communities the basics of business.
Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 Opportunities → various deadlines
Job opportunities for outstanding artists, curators, producers and creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds
Help Musicians’ Financial Hardship fund → ongoing
National Lottery Project Grants
For individuals, organisations, museums and libraries.
The Dancers’ Hardship Fund → ongoing
For professional dancers.
Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund → Various deadlines
For small businesses with fixed property costs.
Artists’ Union England Solidarity Fund will give a limited number of small grants of £100 to members in hardship.
South East Creatives Grants
Top-up Grants for sole traders or companies trading in the creative, cultural or digital sector.
a-n financial support
To help support artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by Coronavirus Covid-19, a-n has announced three programmes of financial support for both artists and arts organisers
Government support for self-employed workers → updated
Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Self-employment and Universal Credit
Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work.
Provide grants and support for women on low incomes due to reduction in working hours, fluctuating income etc.
ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency open call → 10 July **
A career development opportunity for an artist to be based within one of our studio communities in North London. The artist in residence will receive six months of rent-free studio space, peer-to-peer support, training opportunities and guidance to deliver our Young Artists programme.
The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent 2023 → 4 June
Now in its third edition, TNT 23 offers each finalist a bursary of £1,500, a year-long mentorship with a photographer or industry professional, the chance to work with the creative team at An Endless Supply on a bespoke exhibition website, and see your work at large-scale on a billboard in London and your hometown, supported by our partner Jack Arts, part of BUILDHOLLYWOOD.
Residency 11:11 London Residency (for artists based outside of London) → 4 June **
11:11’s London residency is a one-month residency set in Residency 11:11 founders Alex Bell and Giulia Shah’s home in London. For a duration of one month the residency aims to connect its guests to the city’s artistic landscape, encouraging practitioners to explore local discourses and collaborations. The residency is housed in an informal and homely shared flat with Residency 11:11 founders Alex and Giulia.
FABRIC: International Collaboration Residency → 5 June **
FABRIC will offer one residency to an artist/collective interested in collaboration, co-creation and/or research with another artist living outside the UK. There should be a specific rationale and reason as to why this international collaborator is essential and brings something unique to the residency. The residency will take place at FABRIC Nottingham or Birmingham.
FABRIC: Open Residency → 5 June **
This open call is for artists based in the UK: money, space, and staff support to explore new ideas or support the realisation of projects,at various stages of development. This could be research into a new idea where time and space are needed to explore, test and develop, or a project that has already undertaken a research and development process and could benefit from additional time to adapt, strengthen or finalise.
Deptford X Supported → 11 June
Deptford X Supported provides funding for 3 projects to be commissioned for the 2023 Deptford X festival. Supported is open to early career Black and People of Colour artists from the London Borough of Lewisham who have not previously received a commission for their work. Their project will be chosen by a panel of professional artists and art professionals. Selected artists will receive a fee of £1000 and a production budget for the work of up to £800. They will receive close curatorial and technical support in producing and installing the work. All applicants, regardless of whether their project is selected, will be invited to attend free artist development workshops.
Young Masters (submission fee applies) → 11 June
Young Masters celebrates artists who show originality, skill and imagination in response to the art of the past.
British Ceramics Biennial: Fresh 2023 → 11 June
Fresh is an exhibition that celebrates and promotes emerging talent in contemporary ceramics in the UK and Ireland. Fresh 2023 will provide a new platform for artists to inspire and challenge, bringing focus to the rich and diverse learning opportunities, which are shaping ceramics today.
Three Counties Open Art 2023 → 12 June
Open call for artists from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire working in different media.
Culture Moves Europe Call for Residency Hosts → 15 June **
The call provides financial support to organisations and individual artists registered as a legal entity that want to host international artists and cultural professionals for a residency project.
Amoenus: Open call to autistic individuals for immersive audio performances → 15 June **
The open call offers individuals who identify as autistic and/or who have been diagnosed as autistic the opportunity to take part in dedicated workshops & development sessions looking at spatial audio as a creative tool in the context of live performance.
ArtWorks Together 2023 → 17 June
ArtWorks Together 2023 is an international exhibition offering adult artists with learning disabilities, autism or both, the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to the entire world to gain the recognition they deserve.
Hydromedia: ‘Seeing With Water’ Residency → 18 June **
Artists and experimental photographers are invited to submit a proposal to develop innovative and hands-on tools during a one-month residency in October 2023 at the Utrecht University of the Arts (HKU) and in their own studio in the months thereafter. You may extend an already existing practice or propose to make new work pertaining to the theme.
Gasworks: Participation Artist in Residence → 19 June
Gasworks is looking for a London-based artist whose practice is concerned with the advancement of participation in a contemporary art environment.
LADA: Study Room Residencies for Black Scholars and Artists → 30 June **
The Live Art Development Agency is pleased to announce an open call for two Black scholars and/or artists to undertake a 6-month residency in LADA’s Study Room, based at the Garrett Centre.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (entry fees apply) → 30 June
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and led by its founding Director Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee and Director of Drawing Projects UK.
Castlefield Gallery Associates exhibition → 3 July
Castlefield Gallery invite Castlefield Gallery Associates to submit proposals for an exhibition that will form part of the gallery’s programme. The selected Castlefield Gallery Associate will receive a budget of up to £2,000 as well as curatorial guidance and technical support to bring the project to fruition.
ArtGeminiPrize 2023 (entry fee applies) → 9 July
All artists and photographers are invited to apply for the opportunity to win cash prizes and a finalists’ exhibition at the prestigious Zari Gallery in Fitzrovia London.
Deptford X Fringe 2023 → 26 July **
Contributions are welcome from visual artists of any and every kind: amateurs or professionals, trained or untrained, emerging or established. Deptford X Fringe are looking for exhibitions, films, performances, happenings, workshops, interventions into the local landscape, and any other kind of visual arts project. Any site, space or venue within a reasonable distance of Deptford Station in London can apply as a host venue or be approached by an artist for their project.
Great Exhibition Road Festival Artist Call Out
The Great Exhibition Road Festival Team are looking for artists, art educators, and arts and craft workshop developers with an interest in working with scientists from Imperial College London to create public artworks and run art-science workshops as part of this year’s Great Exhibition Road Festival, an annual art-science festival on the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2023.
Join the Procreate Archive
This archive is part of Procreate Project, a pioneering grassroots arts organisation supporting the professional development of women and non-binary artists who are mothers/parents. The Procreate Project (PCP) Archive is a digital archive and a collection of printable posters of works made by contemporary artists who are mothers/parents made in response to the ongoing crisis, the isolation and invisibility of unpaid care work.
Special Dispensations: Residency → no deadline
Special Dispensations (Norwich, UK) invites proposals from artists working in any medium, whether or not they usually make small works, multiples, or works on paper. There is no requirement for the submitting artists to have any formal qualification or specific experience
Art From The Heart: Artists of the Month → deadline 20th of every month
Showcases work by artists whose practices are inspired by environmental and/or social issues.
Open call to take part in Niya B’s project “912” → now
Niya B seeking adult participants (18+) based in Birmingham or Sheffield, who identify as trans or non-binary and have lived experience of ‘waiting’ related to their gender transition, currently or in the past. This can be being in the waiting list of a gender identity clinic, waiting for a treatment related to their gender transition etc. Participants will be offered an honorarium of £50 to cover expenses.
Tangle Theatre: Amplify – Paid Mentoring & Training Programme → no deadline
Tangle is inviting applications to Amplify, a paid mentoring and training programme designed to support technical theatre professionals from the Global Majority at any career stage.
AiR Drop remote residency programme → monthly, no deadline
AiR Drop is a residency programme from satellite designed to support underrepresented voices. AiR Drop is open to moving image artists based in England who are unable to make work due to lack of access to facilities. A minimum of one in every four residencies will be awarded to Black artists.
Flabbergast TV: Opportunity for Artists
Flabbergast TV are looking for amateur artists with a talent and passion for any and all art mediums who do it as a hobby but have been thinking of turning it into a business, for a new TV series which will air on a major UK channel. Email MIFM@flabbergast.tv if you’re interested.
Screening Room Programme → ongoing
Open call for films to be featured on the Looking Forward website and other events. There are no requirements or restrictions in regard to duration or content or subject matter. Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTCRY Fund → rolling
ARTCRY aims to encourage artists to create bold political work, with fast-turnaround funding to enable fast action.
Virtual Reality Climate Change → rolling
A curated VR space for art relating to Climate Change
OSE Young Associates Programme → ongoing
The Young Associates Programme is a free 10-month programme for young people aged 18-21 living in the Thanet area. It is an innovative, alternative approach to arts education with an emphasis on developing essential creative and employability skills. The programme encourages the development of a sustainable career in the arts and creative industries by offering young people direct experience working with leading international arts and creative practitioners and professionals to develop their own arts practice and projects. Young Associates will have exciting opportunities to work on curatorial projects, live briefs, attend specialist skills-building masterclasses, and mentorship as well as developing their own programmes.
London Performance Studios: ‘Seeding Space’ → ongoing
London Performance Studios are offering 100 free space bursaries between June 2021 and November 2022 of between 1 day and 2 weeks of free space in their building in South Bermondsey, London. The offer is available for companies, community groups, and individual artists working across the visual or performing arts.
Citizens Art Market: book your stall (fee applies)
Citizens Art Market is a social enterprise to support artists and to promote art in communities, over the coming months. Permitted art: Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and 2D / 3D art. The markets are being organised by Citizens Art Market with support from Meanwhile Space CIC.
Seeking Scenic artists
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch seeking scenic artists based in East London. For more details please contact email@example.com
Create/Disrupt Open Call → ongoing
Create/Disrupt is a new programme by The NewBridge Project for artists, aspiring arts workers, makers and producers who have not had formal training or undertaken a degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.
Seeking people with finance and/or legal skills.
The People’s Pavilion by Beyond The Box Consultants are offering young East Londoners a chance to work with professionals from design, construction and creative arts industries to design and build their own Pavilion
GOOD WICKEDRY Film submissions → rolling deadline
Online cinema platform driven by carefully considered curation accepting new or old films, from any genre, and any format, with an especial focus on shorts – narrative films, docs, art vids, music vids, experimental, animation, etc. GOOD WICKEDRY works to platform BIPOC and female filmmakers.
Call for exhibitors at Alpha Works → rolling
Alpha Works, in Birmingham, are offering West Midlands based visual artists free exhibition space in their building. This is a rolling open call, more information here.
Somerset House Young Producers Programme → ongoing
The programme offers London Living Wage paid opportunities to develop skills and creative practice for 18 to 30 years old. Subscribe to Somerset House’s mailing list to receive updates on the programme.
OVER Journal Open Call → various deadlines
Call for papers, articles, interviews and artistic projects, different deadlines.
ON WHEELS Open Call → ongoing
ON WHEELS are looking for BAME artists and activists to exhibit / perform / protest / play.
No Jobs in the Arts Artist Spotlight → ongoing
Inviting artists with connections to the East Midlands to be profiled on Instagram. Email a link of your artwork and a short description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Artquest Want To Write For Art Worlds? → ongoing
Write about your local art scene and promote your work for up to £200 per article. Must be a member of Exchange.
The White Pube Writers Grant → ongoing
£500 given out monthly to a working class writer based in the UK, no strings attached. Funded by Creative Debuts.
Open Call sea_youhere 2.0 #artandsustainability → applications are invited on a rolling basis
SEA Foundation invite artists, activists, designers, architects, and collectives to share their exemplary projects and discuss ideas on Art and Sustainability to a wider audience.
East Bristol Contemporary Instagram Residencies → ongoing
The gallery offers monthly Instagram residencies, in which artists are invited to take over their feed for one month. During this month, the selected artist gets the opportunity to reach a new audience and develop their skills. Contact ebc for information on how to apply to their residency.
HOAX → No deadline
Online platform for text-based work now accepting submissions.
Yinka Shonibare Foundation: Fundraising Coordinator
Yinka Shonibare Foundation (Y.S.F.) was established in 2019 by the eminent British-Nigerian Artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, whose international multi-disciplinary practice explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the context of globalisation. The Yinka Shonibare Foundation is a UK-registered charity dedicated to facilitating international cultural exchange and supporting creative practices through residencies, collaborations, and education projects.
New to Nature → various deadlines
New to Nature is offering paid 12-month work placements at a variety of inspiring organisations such as Zoological Society of London (ZSL), The Woodland Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, City Of Trees, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the National Trust, etc. New to Nature aims to provide life-changing experiences for people who might not normally have access to a career in the environmental sector, with young people who are from an ethnic minority, who are disabled or who are from low-income homes being encouraged to apply.
Create: programme for emerging artists → yearly
Nurturing Talent is Create’s programme for emerging artists. It offers an opportunity to six artists (all studies must have been completed) who are interested in gaining hands-on workshop experience to apply their professional practice in a community setting.
Create: Join artist pool → ongoing
Create is looking for artists/workshop leaders to join its pool of freelancers.
Create: Artists/Workshop leaders → ongoing
Create is recruiting artists to run workshops for their change:matters project, which educates and upskills young carers across the UK on money and family finances.
Create: Artists/Workshop leaders in the North West → ongoing
Create is seeking freelance artists / workshop leaders to join the charity’s freelance artist pool in the North West of England.
Bronze Chaser & Bronze Welder/Metalworker
Morris Singer Art Foundry Limited (Lasham, Hampshire) looking for experienced workers to join their creative team.
Run The Check
Regularly updated list of paid opportunities for creatives based in London.
Health and Wellbeing
Outside Edge Theatre Company, UK’s theatre focused on addiction
Drama sessions for adults suffering from addiction, in-person and online.
Creativity Works Mental Health Creative Support Service
Opportunity to learn some creative skills, make new friends, suitable for people who are in the process of recovery from ongoing mental health challenges, anxiety or depression to help build confidence, learn new skills and make friends. There are also spaces to attend creative peer support groups, which are managed by group members and have occasional visiting art tutors
Latest advice on looking after your health during the pandemic.
Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Support and practical advice on the impact lockdown can have on your mental health.
Industry Minds is a podcast created to discuss mental health for people in the creative industries and now offers free one to one counselling sessions over Skype.
Addiction: what is it?
An overview of what addiction is, the various types of addictions, and how they can be treated. Link below also takes you to the page where you can search for NHS services near you.
Addiction and Homelessness
Resource page on addiction and homelessness to educate people on this issue and provide insight on ways to help the homeless in their community.
Is your colleague struggling with their mental health?
Useful information around employee well-being.
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