Opportunity: Artist Facilitator for Art Camp – CLIMart

12th June 2019

Lakeland Arts are seeking proposals from emerging to mid-career artists / artist facilitators.

Introducing Lakeland Arts

Lakeland Arts is one of the most remarkable arts and heritage organisations in the North and has an exceptional portfolio of attractions in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry are in Kendal; Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and our brand-new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories are both situated in Bowness-on-Windermere. Abbot Hall and Blackwell are Grade I Listed Buildings and Windermere Jetty is one of the first contemporary buildings to be constructed on the shores of Windermere in over 50 years.

Abbot Hall, which opened in 1962, is a nationally significant art gallery with outstanding collections. It has one of the strongest exhibition programmes outside London and artists exhibited recently include Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Caulfield, Graham Sutherland, Lynn Chadwick, JMW Turner, Francis Bacon, Paula Rego, Richard Long, RB Kitaj and LS Lowry.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House opened in 2001 following the purchase and restoration by Lakeland Arts working with architects Allies and Morrison. The £3.5 million project received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, charitable trusts and many private donors. Blackwell is architect MH Baillie Scott’s greatest house and retains most of its original decorative features. It is a perfect setting for historical and contemporary craft and exhibitions have included the work of Magdalene Odundo, Edmund de Waal, Junko Mori, William Morris, CFA Voysey, Michael Cardew and Bernard Leach.

Project outline brief

Lakeland Arts are seeking proposals from emerging to mid-career artists / artist facilitators for this year’s Art Camp: CLIMArt. The successful applicant will design and deliver an exciting programme of participatory workshops for 11-15 year olds which respond to the theme of climate change and the youth protests started in Scandinavia.
At the end of the week the resultant participatory artwork will be exhibited / performed for the public at the historic Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House in Bowness.

About Art Camp

Art Camp has successfully run for local families in Kendal for several years. This year, following the inspiring wave of climate change activism led by young people, Art Camp is for the first time running under the theme ‘CLIMArt’. Young people aged between 11-15 will have the opportunity to work with an artist to creatively explore climate change, and their relationship with the natural environment. All participants will achieve an Arts Award Explore after completing Art Camp: CLIMArt.

The role: Artist Facilitator

As Artist Facilitator you will run 5 workshops from Monday 19 – Friday 23 August 2019 (10.30am – 4.30pm). You will be supported by our experienced Participation and Learning Team at both planning and delivery stage.

We encourage applications from artists working in any media, including performance, film, sculpture, painting, and craft.

What you’ll get

• Artist fee: £965 for 5 all-day sessions, inclusive of planning and delivery.
• Lunch will be provided on each of the 5 days.
• A materials allowance of £100 is available for the project.


To apply you’ll need to send the following to jobs@lakelandarts.org.uk:

  • Artist Statement (max 250 words) this tell us a bit about you and your artistic experience.
  • Project Proposal (max 500 words). Please include details of the workshops you might deliver, final outcome (e.g. a performance, screening, installation), any special equipment or facilities required, and your reasons for applying for this opportunity.
  • Up to 6 images of recent artwork and / or participatory projects.
  • Your current CV, including details of any experience you have in an education or community environment.
  • Details of any DBS check you hold (desired but not essential).
  • Name and contact details of two referees.

Deadline Monday 8 July 2019

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