Join our artist pool

Create is seeking freelance artists / workshop leaders to join the charity’s freelance artist pool. Create has hubs in London and Manchester and works nationally.

Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives, reducing loneliness and enhancing wellbeing through the creative arts. All Create artists are highly experienced professional practising artists in a range of fields, who work on a freelance basis once they have been appointed to the charity’s pool.

Create currently delivers workshops in the following artforms (NB we are always keen to hear from artists with other specialisms too): animation, ceramics, circus, collage, dance/movement, drama, filmmaking, jewellery making, mosaic, mural, music, painting, photography, printmaking, puppet making, radio drama, sculpture, spoken word, textiles, visual art and writing.

Create artists operate out of either the London hub or the North West hub, whichever is closest to their home, but run projects across the UK.

The recruitment process includes:

  • application
  • interview
  • workshop observation*
  • references
  • DBS check
  • a trial project

* Part of the recruitment process, for those selected at the interview stage, is for Create to observe artists leading a workshop in a community setting. Please only apply if you know you have a workshop coming up in the near future or are able to organise one for Create to attend (in venue or via Zoom).

“Working for Create is very easy, because the charity is really well organised: from planning sessions, to Create staff being present, to the evaluation processes. It is always a pleasure.”

Create Artist Mike Poyser


Download the relevant application packs below, which includes a full job description and person specifications.

~ Application pack for the London pool
~ Application pack for the North West pool

This is an open application period with no fixed deadline. 

To apply, please send a completed application form using the job description and person specification as reference with a short email providing a telephone number where you can be contacted in confidence.

Completed application forms can be emailed to (please type the job title in the subject field).

If you’d like to submit an artist application in a different format please contact us.

Create is committed to a policy of equal opportunities embracing diversity in all areas of activity and welcomes applications from disabled people and people of all ethnicities.

No agencies / consultancies.

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