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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



Manchester-based Photographer Christopher Bethell Seeks Assistants…

Image: Christopher Bethell, 2014

Aspiring photographer? Looking to get more experience working with other photographers?

Get in touch with young, Manchester-based photographer Christopher Bethell.  He’s done work for some big editorial names like Vice and Dazed and Confused, and he’s currently looking for some assistants to help him out on a personal portraiture project he’ll be working on over the next few months.

Though this would be an unpaid position, expenses will be covered and there’s the possibility of paid work in the future…

Have a look at Christopher’s call-out, and check out some of his work, on his site.