Work as an artist. Develop your networks. Build your creative future.

We are looking for 4 young creatives and artists to take part in a paid 3-month commissioned opportunity to make new artwork, have your work curated by Arnolfini’s Jesse Scott for an exhibition at The Station in Bristol, have access to industry led masterclasses with Arnolfini and get mentoring from Creative Youth Network.

We welcome and encourage applications from those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those who are neurodivergent, out of employment, education or training, those receiving income support and care leavers.

Ages: 16 – 25

Deadline for applications: 10am, Friday 26th August 2022

Interview day: Monday 29th August 2022 (morning group session and afternoon interview)

Where: Zoom

You will need to be available:

  • At least 1 day per week from Sept – Dec 2022

What’s offered?

  • Studio space
  • Opportunities to learn from international artists and cultural sector professionals through masterclasses
  • Professional experience
  • Money to make new work
  • Showcase opportunities of new work
  • Networking opportunities to build on your creative contacts
  • Mentoring support from Creative Youth Network’s Head of Creative and Creative Director

 What we are looking for:

We are looking for four emerging artists, musicians, dancers, choreographers, performers, writers, designers… basically anyone with a creative vision, idea and passion. You should be committed and motivated at the start of your creative profession and career. With a drive and passion for making new work and developing yourself but you may not have had the opportunity to do so before.

Want to find out more before applying?

Ask to meet one of us on a Monday afternoon or have a phone call with someone from the team who can answer your questions: [email protected] or [email protected]


Ready to apply? 

All you need to do to apply is answer these questions:

  • Introduce yourself – tell us your name, where you live and what age you are
  • Tell us about your creativity – what art form do you work with / in?
  • Why would you like to be part of the project?
  • If you were given £200 to spend on making a new piece of work what would you make?
  • Contact details – email address, phone number and address
  • Please also include an example of your work


You can do this by:

  1. Filling in an application form online at (which can also be found on
  2. Email your answers to [email protected]
  3. Send a voice recording or video to [email protected]



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