Residencies at Whitworth Art Gallery for emerging artists

A perfect opportunity for all those under 25 looking to work with art and the youth community!

The Whitworth Art Gallery is offering two part-time residencies for emerging artists in any discipline to develop their work and create alongside people aged 15-25 on the Whitworth Young Contemporaries project. This is a paid position (£10k-15k pro rata) and you will be developing ideas, enhancing your portfolio, running workshops for young people and gaining nationally accredited training – get applying!


Here’s the job spec:

What you will do:

  • Work collaboratively with young people, artists, gallery staff to develop ideas that inform Whitworth Young Contemporaries.
  • Plan and deliver engaging workshops to young people’s groups that make links to the Whitworth Art Gallery, its collection, building and exhibitions.
  • Offer workshop support at three events throughout the summer.
  • Help develop and facilitate Saturday Arts Club; an arts workshop programme for 15-18 year olds at the new Whitworth Art Gallery.
  • Become trained to deliver Arts Award at bronze and silver level.
  • Use the studio as a space for thinking and making

Who you are:

  • You are an emerging artist from any arts discipline aged 25 or under.
  • You have an interest and ability to engage young people aged 15-25 from all backgrounds.
  • You are committed to collaborative practice, working in partnership with artists and young people across art forms.
  • You are able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


£5,000 for 40 days work July – December 2014 (approx. 2 days per week). Successful applicants will need enhanced DBS status.

To apply send your CV with up to 3 images of your work and tell us why you want to join us.

Send to: by 27th June

Interviews will be on the 7th July.

For more info, check the listing on



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