Artist-Curator Traineeships 2023

A photo of seven members of the Eastside Projects team in Summer 2022. Including Trixie Suen, Kathy Smith, Jaz Morison and Dinosaur Kilby who were all artist curator trainees. We look surprisingly coordinated with most people wearing dark khaki green or white, but this is a fluke.

Fixed-term contracts for 18 months
Start Date: 26 September 2023
0.8 FTE – 30 hours per week usually across four days
Salary: Real Living Wage – currently £10.90p/h (£17,004 per annum)

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 5 June 2023, 10pm

Pre Application Workshop: Thursday 4 May, 6–7pm
Interviews: Week of 10 July

We are looking for two aspiring artist-curators to work with us for 18 months.

Artist-curators organise their own reality and arrange things and thoughts in space and time to make their ideas possible. Artist-curating is a self-taught profession which you learn through hands on experience. To gain the practical and creative knowledge and skills you require, you need to work with others, collaborate and be open to learning from everyone around you.

These roles are designed to support aspiring or emerging artist-curators – people who may, or may not, have the confidence to define themselves as an artist, artist-curator, artist-maker or artist-organiser at the moment, but know they want to use art to make their own projects, exhibitions or organisations as artworks in the future.

We particularly encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector including working class people, disabled people and people with Global Majority Heritage.*


Download the full job description HERE

Download the application form HERE and once completed email to by Monday 5 June, 10pm

* We define Global Majority as a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ethnic minorities.