Artist Opportunities

Throughout the cultural and creative sector, there are a range of opportunities available throughout the year. The following pages are updated with current opportunities that area available throughout the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

Job vacancies, volunteering and commercial opportunities are detailed on separate pages.

Liverpool Irish Festival currently have two, paid open call creative commissions available, both of which are closing at 9am on Mon 31 Jan 2022 (the film commission deadline has been extended).

The first is a 3-min film commission (£2,000) that focuses on the Festival’s revitalisation of the Liverpool Irish Famine Trail. Funded with National Lottery Heritage Funding, this is a collaborative project with a three month turnaround. Click for details

The second is an open call for a £1,000 commission for a creative project, centred on Irish and/or Gaelic creativity, to form part of #LIF2022. The project is funded by Gael Linn, An tUltach and the Festival. More here

Open Call for UK Artists: Impossible Perspectives Lab

Impossible Perspectives Lab is an XR talent development residency exploring new visions, exchanges and experiences of heritage at Tatton Park.

Apply by: noon, Monday 31st January 2022

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) are excited to launch Impossible Perspectives Lab, a collaborative XR talent development residency supporting new visions, exchanges and experiences of heritage. Developed in collaboration with Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT and Tatton Park, and collaborating with experts, artists and technologists from SODA Labs (School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University) and HTC. The programme is inspired by Tatton Park’s landscape and the works of Italian painter Canaletto. The Lab will welcome six artists to a week-long residential programme to develop their practice and proposals towards immersive artworks for Tatton Park.

What this opportunity includes:

  • Fully-funded five day residential talent development programme
  • Workshops and guest talks from leading industry figures and artists
  • New technology demonstrations from leading technology partners
  • Support and collaboration with Tatton Park and National Trust curators
  • An opportunity to meet and connect with a new group of artists, technologists, producers and researchers
  • Support from the Abandon Normal Devices Producer
  • Travel to and from Tatton Park and other partner sites
  • Private accommodation on-site at Tatton Park
  • £500 honorarium per artist / collective (please note the Arts Jobs website requires a pro-rata salary to list an opportunity, which was worked out at £500 x 52 weeks. The total honorarium for this project is £500 per artist / collective)

Visit the AND website for more information and to apply.

The World Reimagined: Artist Opportunity

The World Reimagined, a national art education project featuring globally recognised artists, launches its Open Call for Artists to transform how we understand the transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on us all.

This is a creative opportunity for artists working in the mediums of paint, photography, drawing, mosaic, sculpture and collage. The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in cities across the UK, from August to October 2022, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The trails will be
the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme — engaging more than one million visitors across the country.

The World Reimagined, at its core, is built on our belief in the transformative power of art:
to inspire, to move and to open our imagination to new possibilities. The artists
who create the Globe sculptures that form our trails are essential in helping people
travel through this Journey of Discovery.

We are thrilled that some of the world’s bestloved artists are creating designs for The
World Reimagined. We hope that artists from all over the UK will take part in our Open Call to have their work featured in our trails. The blank Globe Sculpture that will be the
canvas for all participating artists was conceived by Founding Artist Yinka Shonibare
CBE. Shonibare also, vitally, conceived and created ‘The World Reimagined’ — the first
Globe sculpture that will be featured in the trails — after which the whole project of The
World Reimagined has been named.

Artists are asked to submit designs that they can apply to the Globes in response to the
nine themes of The World Reimagined’s Journey of Discovery.

Submitted designs will be considered by the Open Call Jury

Further information on The World Reimagined can be found here.