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Opportunity: Young Artists in Residence
Can you connect art, ideas and communities?

We are looking for a young artist in any practice to lead online workshops for young people aged 16-24 between January and April 2021.

What you will do?

Drawing inspiration from the Whitworth’s collection of art and issues that affect young people, you will plan and deliver a series of 6 online workshops (via zoom) to be delivered between January and April 2021.

Create digital content to promote the workshops on social media.

Evaluate the project and develop an outcome for the project that sits on our digital platforms.

Who you are?

You are an emerging artist, a cultural producer from any practice aged 24 or under.

You have an interest and ability to engage people from all backgrounds.

You have an understanding of delivering workshops on digital platforms.

You are able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse institution where everyone can flourish and feel valued by their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background to work here. All appointments will be made on merit.


£900. This fee is based on 10 half days between January and April 2021, which includes meetings with Whitworth staff, planning and delivery of online workshops, evaluation, and creating social media content.

Please note that successful applicants will need an enhanced DBS status.

To apply:

Send your CV with up to 3 images/ audio files of your work, and an expression of interest (500 words max) telling us why you want to join us to support this particular project and how you would approach the opportunity.

Send to:

The application deadline is 5pm, Sunday 29 November 2020.

Send your application by email to Sally Thelwell, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the Whitworth.

Interviews will be held via zoom on Monday 14 December, with a start date of mid-January 2021.

Find out about the Whitworth Young Contemporaries, our programme developed by and for young people, aged 11-24.


Further Jobs and Opportunities

As we are part of The University of Manchester, all vacancies will be advertised on its jobs board. Select and search ’Library & Cultural Institutions’ to find details of Whitworth vacancies.