Freelands Foundation – Artist Development Curator – closing 1 Sept

Freelands Foundation is three years into the initial five-year Freelands Artist Programme (FAP), which was set up in 2018. FAP is one of the Foundation’s flagship initiatives and one of our most important UK-wide projects. By the conclusion of its initial five-year period, the FAP will have worked with over 80 emerging artists across all four nations of the UK, supporting visual arts ecosystems outside the capital. The four organisational partners are g39, Cardiff; PS2 , Belfast; Site Gallery, Sheffield; and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

The Foundation is looking for an individual with a passion for supporting artists’ development to join the organisation in this role. We are looking for someone with experience of working with visual artists to mentor the third cohort of artists on this programme, engaging with organisations across all four nations.

The primary focus of the role is to nurture and support the professional and artistic development of 20 artists participating over two years in this programme across the four partner organisations. The candidate will build individual relationships with each of these artists, providing critical engagement with their work, creating opportunities for the artists’ career development and offering pastoral care. This includes developing a public showcase of the artists’ practice, managing the delivery of a publication, coordinating visiting curators and contributing to the central FAP programme.

Contract: This is a fixed term contract until the end of April 2023, with requirement for 32 hours a week (0.8 FTE), the candidate will need to work flexibly as the role involves travel within the UK, including overnight stays; the post has the possibility for remote working.

Salary: £32,000 FTE (pro-rata £25,600)

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Please submit a CV and cover letter by email to

Freelands Foundation is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, as individuals from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented at all levels of our organisation.

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Midnight on 1 September 2021

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