Creative Aid: Visual Artist in Residence

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Blue Cabin CIO

Blue Cabin is looking for a Visual Artist for its Creative Aid project

Blue Cabin is recruiting for a freelance Visual Artist In Residence for its Creative Aid project, in collaboration with Nepacs (a North East charity which works with people affected by the criminal justice system) and funded by The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

The Visual Artist in Residence will work alongside the Nepacs Support Worker to facilitate creative activities with care-experienced young men in HMP YOI Deerbolt Prison. Activities will support the delivery of Bronze Arts Award and will result in finished pieces of work for exhibition / screening / sharing.

Blue Cabin exists to influence system change with, for and alongside Care Experienced People (CEP). The organisation believes it is a human right for all CEP to take part in arts and culture and to experience safe, creative experiences alongside people in their lives. It always works in partnership with organisations and CEP to create spaces for CEP to share their lived experiences safely, in order to meaningfully influence system change. The organisation prioritises learning and is constantly curious about the effectiveness of its work: it has a responsibility to share what has worked, what hasn’t and why to inform national practice and policy. You can read more about Blue Cabin’s various projects, partnerships and activities here.


Budget £6,000 for 20 days

Deadline 17 April 2024

This post will be split between direct contact days at HMP YOI Deerbolt and home working. Before applying, please download and read the information pack and role description (below).

Interviews will be held on 7 May 2024, with contract to run from May to September 2024 (with reflection meeting and support with evaluation taking place September – December 2024)

For an informal and confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Jane at Blue Cabin.

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