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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: circuit@manchester.ac.uk by 27th June

Interviews will be on the 7th July.

For more info, check the listing on artsjobs.co.uk: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_post_id=129526



Join the Writing Squad!

I know for a fact that there is some seriously great material being written in the fair land of M20 and beyond.

If you’re a young (well, 16-21 year old – age is just a number and all that!) writer living in the north of England, you might want to consider applying for the biennially recruited writing program run by a fantastic organisation called The Writing Squad. Whether you’re into writing novels, articles, short stories, flash fiction, lyrics, blogs, micro poetry, performance pieces or tragicomic monologues about quasi-tronic robodogs, as long as you’re WRITING, they want to hear from YOU.

It’s not about having a degree in creative writing, or having recently published the new White Teeth: this is an opportunity for people really serious about getting to grips with the skills involved in being a writer, and developing on their pre-existing talent and ambition.

Successful applicants receive loads of great perks that help you both to hone your craft and to meet other useful people in the lit-o-sphere, including:

  • One-on-one training with writing professionals
  • A support network of writers, editors and Writing Squad grads who provide advice throughout every stage of the program (and beyond!)
  • Detailed email feedback about your writing from the course tutor
  • Four dedicated Writing Squad days per year, again with professional writers
  • Opportunities to work on a variety of projects across the country

And did I mention that the whole thing is totally free???

To apply to join The Writing Squad, put the following things into a PDF or Word document:

  • Some examples of your writing, in whatever form it may take
  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages!) about yo fine self, your writing and what you would like to gain by joining the Writing Squad

and send them to steve@writingsquad.com

Also send: “up to ten pages of prose/script or ten poems/songs, or URLs where we can watch or listen to your work”, and let them know which workshop location you’d like to attend: Manchester, Sheffield or Newcastle.


Click here to see the website for more info.

Good luck!