Job Vacancy: Freelance Artists

Job Vacancy: Freelance Artists

Freelance Artists (Ref: FA1-17)

Create is currently seeking to expand its pool of freelance professional artists. These include drama artists, dancers, musicians, writers, visual artists, film makers (including animation), photographers, jewellery/costume designers. If you are highly experienced and combine a professional artistic practice with work in the community, we would be interested in hearing from you. See below to apply for a position within Create’s artist pool.

Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. All Create’s artists are highly experienced, professional practising artists who work on a freelance basis for Create once they have been appointed to the charity’s pool via Create’s rigorous recruitment process. The most appropriate artist(s) will be recruited for each project.

To be considered to join Create’s pool of freelance artists you must be a professional practicing artist who also has extensive experience of working with disadvantaged and vulnerable participants. As one of Create’s artists, you will be required to deliver tailored creative arts projects with a range of different community partners whose clients include disabled children and adults, young patients, young and adult carers, vulnerable older people, schoolchildren in areas of deprivation, young and adult offenders, marginalised children and adults (eg: homeless adults; LGBT young people; refugees). Create contacts its artists on a project-by-project basis, to deliver ‘blocks’ of workshops in their specialism. These may take place over variable lengths of time, in different locations across the UK.  

Download the job description and person specification here.


The recruitment process to join Create’s pool of artists is ongoing. Please initially send your CV outlining your professional practice and community experience. If we consider your skills and experience to be suitable, we will send you an application form. If shortlisted you will be invited to Create’s office for an informal chat, during which you will be asked to describe your professional practice and your experience facilitating creative projects in challenging community settings. For successful candidates, the next step is for Create’s CEO and a Senior Project Manager to observe you running a creative workshop that you have organised. This will need to be with a group that is similar to those with which Create runs projects. The final stage of the process is to be invited to run a trial project with Create, for which you will be paid. The recruitment process is rigorous to ensure we employ only the highest quality artists.

To request an application form, please email:

Completed application forms can be emailed with your CV to (please type the job title and reference in the subject field).


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