Creative Youth Network are looking for a young installation artist or designer to design and make an installation set for the 2018 production.

Those interested in the post must be aged 18 to 25 years old and able to work as a freelancer*. We encourage applications from those who are from Black, Asian or from minority ethnic backgrounds.

*Creative Youth Network will support those who aren’t yet set up as a freelancer to do so. This will include helping you get a DBS, registering as self-employed and getting insurance. This must all be paid for by the applicant but can be used in other projects and in your career.

Information about the Project

We are looking for an emerging young designer/installation artist to work alongside the production team at Creative Youth Network to achieve the vision for a large scale, immersive live performance in October/November 2018.

The designer/artist will design and create the set to be used during the production, which is being held in the Arnolfini in Bristol over three nights. This is an exceptional opportunity to collaborate with Creative Youth Network, and the many other partners within the creative industries, whilst having your work shown in the largest gallery in Bristol.

The aim of this project is to create a live experience that makes the audience and participants alike question their understanding of the journey to, nature of, and cost of, success.

We want to stimulate discussion both during and after the show; we want to explore individual and collective ethics; to unpick and reimagine power structures; and to expose the audience to the full range of challenges, barriers, and emotions that young artists go through when trying to make their mark.

The experience will take part throughout the Arnolfini, the role of the lead designer will be to work with the production team to decide on the design, curation, and to source the materials and ideas for the space. We are looking to fill the main 5 spaces with relevant installations, projections, performers, sound, and any relevant sound, or visual ideas.


  • Deadline for applications: Tuesday 28th of August 12pm please send your submissions to [email protected] (see below for how to apply).
  • Interviews will be held the 3rd of September
  • The successful participant must be available throughout September and October.
  • Initial design deadline – 26th September
  • Final design deadline – 4th October
  • Installation get in – 29th October
  • Dates of the production – 30th October – 1st November
  • De-install installation – 1st November PM after the show


£500 – this fee reflects that this is a post for an emerging young artist, who will also receive professional support and guidance, whilst using this as an opportunity to develop networks, work and have work shown in a large scale project led by Creative Youth Network at the Arnolfini.

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Experience in designing and creating installations, large scale art, or sets, including projections
  • Creative vision and ability to design and make
  • Must have a passion for the arts
  • Ability to work independently, and alongside a team of other creatives
  • The ability to create work within the director's proposals and ideas whilst keeping within a budget set by the Producer. 
  • Must have a keen eye for detail.
  • To be able to work to deadlines and ability to work in a fast paced, creative environment.
  • An eagerness to work with young people, and to be engaged in community arts.
  • Excellent communications skills

How to Apply

To apply please send a covering letter telling us about yourself, any past or current projects you have worked on, and why you would like to involved with the production, along with examples of your work to: [email protected] by 12pm on the 28th August 2018.

Applications are welcome from everyone and levels of experience or quality of application won’t be judged.

If writing isn’t your bag, feel free to record your application and send us a film or audio file.

Would you like to find out more before applying?

To find out more information contact Emily Bull, Creative Producer, on 0117 204 7338 or preferably by emailing [email protected].

Alternatively, you can drop in to see Emily at The Station, Silver Street, any Thursday between 10am and 12pm to find out more about the project and the companies involved.