Freelance work, competitions, call outs for exhibitions and other art and design opportunities that will boost your portfolio/CV and maybe even your funds...
June to December 2018
Bath Woodburners - Website design commission
Small independent Woodburner installation company, Bath Woodburners, is looking for a designer to refresh its website.
The company wants its new website to look smart, professional, clear, modern, possibly with a scandi feel, yet still warm and inviting. It should be easy to navigate, mobile compatible, with a CMS that's easy to use in-house, and is fully secure. Help with (SEO) Search Engine Optimisation will also be considered.
This is a paid commission (pay to be negotiated). Get in touch with Cerys and Chris Clements on firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to take up this opportunity.
Be part of the Art Collection at Combe Grove
Combe Grove in Bath is seeking to form partnerships with independent artists, to be involved in a new collection of art that will be in place throughout the year (with some flexibility on when the art arrives). The spaces which need to be populated are:
- The Downstairs hallways towards staircase: 4 large or 5/6 medium paintings
- The Downstairs hallway towards Drawing Room: 4 large paintings
- The Library: 4 medium-sized paintings
- The Drawing Room: 6 large, or several smaller paintings
- The first-floor hallway: 5 medium paintings
- The Roman Room: 4 medium/large paintings
- Outdoor spaces
To take up this opportunity, check the Combe Grove artist brief.
Sports branding and logo design
A sports equipment and clothing start-up based in Bath is looking for someone to help design the look and feel of the brand, including a logo that can be used on products, clothing and social media platforms. This is a paid opportunity (pay to be negotiated).
Get in touch with Duncan on email@example.com to find out more or to apply.
Volunteers needed - Forest of Imagination
From Thursday 27 September (opening party) – Sunday 30 September 2018, the areas around Kingsmead Square, Avon Street and Bath Quays in central Bath will be transformed into an immersive and playful experience for visitors of all ages.
Led by a team of local and international architects, designers and artists, the places will be filled with interactive installations, artworks and workshops.
Forest of Imagination is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to become an integral part of its team. The Forest of Imagination team will need help in stewarding, invigilating installations and artworks, distributing event guides, and assisting with workshops. It will be an amazing opportunity to get involved with one of the most exciting and unique large-scale events to ever take over the centre of Bath, in its role as a World Heritage City.
lf you love creativity and arts and want to help with this prestigious event then we want to hear from you. You will receive full training, free lunch on the days you work, the chance to meet like-minded people, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting contemporary arts event!
To get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted Graduate Studio Spaces at SVA
Stroud Valley Arts currently has two studios available and is offering discounted rent for graduate artists, for the 1st year of their lease.
Graduate artists need to be under 30 and have graduated within the past 5 years. The discounted monthly rent is £91 per month inclusive of Site Festival open studio fees, utilities and VAT. There will be an annual membership payable of £25 per year.
Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA) provides studio space for professional artists and presents a year round artistic and educational programme with the Site Festival as an annual highlight. SVA serves local and regionally based artists through low cost studio space, a support and information network, training and opportunities to promote their work through the public programme. Local, regional and national audiences engage and participate with the SVA’s innovative and diverse artistic programme which includes performance, exhibitions, open studios, film screenings, workshops and talks that occur throughout the year.
Studio letting policy
SVA operates a selection process for studio spaces. As part of this SVA has developed a studio letting policy in response to the increased demand for space, the higher professional and public profile of SVA as an organisation, and a desire to create a stimulating and creative working environment for all users of the newly refurbished building.
It's recommended to apply for these new studio spaces by end of September. However we actively encourage applications all year round. There is not set timescale as it depends when spaces become available.
Free Rangers magazine: artwork and illustrations
Independent magazine Free Rangers, written for parents and educators with a love of green space, holistic living, mindfulness and forest school, is looking for students who would like their illustrations or artwork to appear alongside its editorial.
If you would like to put yourself forward for this opportunity, or have any questions please email Daisy, co-editor: daisy-may.chivers-black13@
Graphic designer needed for local feminist project
An opportunity has emerged for a graphic design student to get involved in a local feminist project centred around Eagle House in Batheaston, where suffragettes went to recouperate from being force-fed.
Local feminist Catherine is looking to install a life-sized collage of a known local suffragette into a decommissioned KX100 telephone box. There's already a prototype for the collage, which will be placed behind perspex to preserve it, and she needs a graphic designer to really bring it to life.
The phone box in question stands on the boundary of the old formal gardens of Eagle House (placed there in 1985) and will house suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates, who planted an Austrian Pine (Pinus Austriaca) at Eagle House in 1909 with fellow suffragette Annie Kenny. The tree is still living in the rear garden of a house in Eagle Park.
BT have decommissioned all their telephone boxes throughout the country and are allowing parish councils and community groups with charitable status to adopt them for £1. Catherine is petitioning the parish council to adopt the Batheaston phone box, to enable her to install Rose inside it.
If the phone box is secured, this will turn into a fantastic project for a student graphic designer to sink their teeth into.
To get involved, contact Catherine: cathatnorthend
Paid logo design commission
Paid commission for a logo design, needed for an archery GB County coach, setting up an independent business teaching and coaching archers and archery coaches.
Runing courses for the Archery Instructor award, he will need a logo to use on business cards, letterhead and on sportswear whilst coaching.
January to June 2018
Student photographer needed for bridal shoot
Bath Spa Graduate Residency at Bath Artist Studios
This opportunity will include a free workspace accompanied by an exhibition and advisory and mentoring support. It will also offer the artist the opportunity to learn about the life of the organisation through participation in its events and activities.
The residency will provide practitioners with the opportunity to establish their career, build their experience, and develop their professional networks. Applications are also welcome from emerging practitioners aiming to work in specialist areas such as public art, participatory arts, and curatorship.
The residency will offer the successful artist a free workspace for nine months from October 2018 to June 2019 (inclusive).
For a brief and full details on how to apply, please e-mail Chris Lethbridge at email@example.com or call on 01225 482 480 (Tuesday-Thursday only).
Deadline for Applications: 12 noon, Thursday 19 July 2018.
Exhibition space at Riverside Studios
Riverside Studios is now up and running, and is offering free exhibition space for small shows.
The area is suitable for hanging drawings, paintings, prints, textile designs and small scale sculpture for one person or group exhibitions of around a week's duration. There is no cost involved, though artists are expected to provide their own publicity, private view invitations, and refreshments.
Please send applications to Brian Elwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07870756539.
Opportunity to show work in central Bath restaurant
De Gustibus is a new Italian restaurant in Bath that’s already getting rave reviews. The owner would like to start exhibiting work by Bath Spa University students on the walls of the restaurant.
There will be three exhibitions a year (each lasting around four months) with the first starting on 1 July 2018. The selected students will be invited to come and hang their works and to talk to the waiting staff about each of the pieces. Work can be for sale and any sales enquiries will go directly to the student. No commission is charged by the restaurant.
The opportunity is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in showing wall-hung, 2-D work.
To apply please send your CV and images (of the works you would like to show) to Edoardo Iannuzzi at email@example.com. Please type 'Bath Spa University - De Gustibus application' in the email header.
Deadline for applications: 24 June 2018.
Wanted: someone with interest and experience in graphic novels
The successful candidate will be well acquainted with the idiosyncrasies of graphic novel design and layout. If successful, you'll be be expected to meet with Gillian about four to six times over a three-year period to discuss practical solutions to issues as they arise and will, of course, be remunerated for your efforts.
If you're interested, call Gillian to discuss: +44(0)7900 442635
TIGER Bristol - Submissions for Gender Equality exhibition
TIGER (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect) works in schools, colleges and universities on gender equality and will be running a gender equality community exhibition (a Lottery-funded project) for one month starting on 19 May.
Young people and students within the arts and creative based subjects are invited to submit their work for this exhibition. This could be a piece of art, photography, poetry, music, spoken work - you name it! The work should be centred around the theme of gender and identity.
Chosen artists will be invited to a launch event that will include free food, awards, press attendance, and entertainment. To submit work or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outset Contemporary Arts Fund - Social Media Manager
Outset are the only international, independent charitable organisation that pools donations from partners and patron circles to support contemporary art. Outset draw on their network of experts to identify what is most needed in the arts and respond with tailor-made and impactful philanthropy.
Part time, one day per week - working flexible hours remotely.
- Must be able to attend London gallery openings supported by Outset and photograph these events for Instagram.
- Must be able to attend Outset London patron events and photograph these events for Instagram.
- Internal and external communications planning and ensuring a consistent design, communications style and branding worldwide on all Outset social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
- Creating social media communications strategies and sharing with all international company directors at the annual International Directors meeting and bi-annual international Directors conference call.
- Manage all social media channels for Outset, liaising with representatives from each Outset office to initiate social media strategies and manage the planning of upcoming posts.
- Collate all the information, write the copy, create assets and send all social media posts.
Outset expects a high volume of interest in this position, so please contact Elena Hill (email@example.com) with haste and she will make the introduction for you to Jack Charlesworth at Outset.
Paint the Bath Ales hare on a hillside
Local brewer, Bath Ales, is looking for students to help with a creative project.
To celebrate the launch of its new brewery on 15 May, Bath Ales is looking to raise awareness by painting its infamous logo (a giant leaping hare) on a hill in Bath. This will be using eco-friendly/bio degradable white paint and should look very similar to this photoshopped version.
You’d need to be available on 13 and 14 May. Location is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be in Bath (or within close proximity). Bath Ales will be issuing a photograph of the "hare on the hill" to local media and will acknowledge any artists that take part – a great coverage opportunity.
If you’re interested in helping with this project, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackchalk Studios - two spaces available
Blackchalk, Bath's longest established independent artist-run collective studio spaces, will have two large spaces available to rent from May 2018.
Blackchalk consists of 22 studios, with makers working across a variety of disciplines.
As well as individual, self-contained and lockable spaces, there is also shared space for short projects and for performance and display, printmaking facilities, a large storage area, a range of machine and power tools, as well as computer, photographic, projection and other studio equipment available for use.
Get in touch on email@example.com / 07933 149990 for more information.
Exhibition space - Broad Street Studio
Broad Street Studio in Bath has recently undergone a massive refurbishment and has opened up some wall space to young, local artists, for framed work or prints, canvases, and photographs, with additional large window space available for sculpture.
The space will be available exclusively for a one-month period for each artist. Artists will be able to host a gallery opening on the first Sunday of the month for guests such as friends, families and other artists to enjoy.
It will be commission-based, but rather than the usual 50% taken by galleries, the studio will only be looking to take a 25% commission for any works sold.
Open Call - Bristol Aquarium Ocean Matters
- Hashtag #oceanmatterstoart&des
- Tag @artdesignbsu in the description
- Follow us (we may need to message you on Instagram)
Logo design - Student Creative Enterprise project
Bath Spa student Sarah Blyth is looking for a Graphic Design student to help with her creative enterprise project.
Sarah has created a detailed business plan for a new exercise studio and needs a logo that will grab her target audience. If you'd like to help, check her design brief and get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic design internship - Volume Foundation
Student Photographer for Bath Spa Careers team
The Bath Spa Careers team need someone with good camera skills and a customer-friendly approach to take headshots of student and staff at our upcoming "LinkedIn Day and Networking" event on Wednesday 7 March.
You must have (or be able to borrow) your own camera equipment and lighting to the event, to make us all look as lovely and professional as possible! You will be shooting in Commons Atrium between c.11-3pm.
Great opportunity for your portfolio and the chance to be an important part of our day! We'll pay you £8.47 per hour for the time spent on the shoot, pre-briefing and post production.
In the first instance please email Jenna at email@example.com with your contact details and a brief outline of you and your work.
Exchange residency for post-MFA students - Hauser & Wirth
Hauser & Wirth is delighted to announced the continued opportunity for students from The California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) to exchange with Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University.
This initiative is designed to support emerging artists affiliated with Bath Spa University and the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) by offering locations to live and work for an intensive period of short-term residency in Los Angeles, USA and Somerset, UK. The programme, launched in 2017, encourages independent work while providing support through contact with academics, curators and artists.
The residencies are at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University and California Institute for the Arts, Valencia for the duration of the programme. Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Hauser & Wirth LA will support each location respectively and will encourage the successful candidate to benefit from the activities at the galleries.
The residency will run at each location during a different period. Exact arrival and departure dates will be arranged with the individual candidates, and will need to take place during the following periods:
CalArts: May to June 2018
Bath School of Art and Design: July to September 2018
Facilities and opportunities
Bath Spa University, Bath School of Art and Design:
- Studio space
- Invitation to participate in the current MA Fine Art course programme, including alumni workshops, projects and events Professional practice events
- Studio crits and individual tutorials run by the MA teaching team
- Direct link with Hauser & Wirth Somerset, with an invitation to all events during the period of stay.
- Opportunity to contribute to the Hauser & Wirth Somerset events programme, for example by providing a talk or workshop.
The California Institute for the Arts:
- Studio space and shop access
- Invitation to participate in the courses and workshops offered as part of the Summer Art Residency (envisioned for those who have completed advanced study)
- Studio crits and individual tutorials run by CalArts mentors and visiting artists.
- Direct link with Hauser Wirth LA, with an invitation to all events during the period of stay
- Opportunity to contribute to the Hauser & Wirth LA events programme, for example by providing a talk or workshop.
Applicant must be:
- A visual artist with a master’s degree (or its equivalent at the time of application) awarded by Bath Spa University or CalArts. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their degree within the past year.
- Of any nationality, residing anywhere in the world, but you must hold the necessary travel permits and/or passport.
The award includes:
- Up to £1,500 (approx. $2,000) in travel contribution
- Accommodation included and provided by each location
- £200 (approx. $277) per week per diem
- Use of university facilities
- Artists are to receive an additional £500 (approx. $694) for the purchase of materials
How to apply:
- A fully illustrated statement of support identifying key benefits of the residency to your practice (no more than 750 words, up to 12 images and/or 10 minutes of time-based work).
- A letter of recommendation from your MFA tutor, MA course leader, or faculty mentor.
The selection will be made by Debbie Hillyerd, Director of Education, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Valeria Velazquez Duenas, Education & Community Outreach Manager, Hauser & Wirth LA.
Please send your application via wetransfer or dropbox to:
Debbie Hillyerd; firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to be received by Monday 26 March 2018.
To see the progress made by last year's residents, see the 2017 Residency Exchange Blog: hauserwirthresidencies.com/
Carnival Artist and Costume Vacancies - Bath Carnival
The artistic team is responsible for the creative direction of Bath’s largest free outdoor arts event and will be creating large scale costumes and structures for floats, wheelchairs and tricycles, as well as smaller ‘section’ costumes. Master classes in their lead artist’s studio will give you the skills to prepare for and assist in the delivery of workshops.
The workshop programme takes place throughout May, June and July and during this time there will be opportunities for you to gain experience working with schools and a broad range of community groups and charities.
The project culminates on Saturday 21 July with a carnival procession throughout Bath’s city centre, and a free festival across Sydney Gardens and Bath Recreation Ground.
On the day you will be part of the incredible team responsible for the management of Bath Carnival’s enormous stock of costumes and carnival structures.
For the right person there is great scope to grow your role in Bath Carnival, with new workshop leader, costume designer and décor designer roles being created each year as the project continues to grow.
About Bath Carnival
This is an opportunity to learn alongside professional Carnival artists who have designed costumes and structures for Rio Carnival, BBC productions, Theatre Royal and Helsinki Carnival.
If you are interested in becoming a Carnival artist this year, please email email@example.com and briefly explain any relevant experience and your availability throughout May, June and July.
Graduate Work Experience - Fashion and Interiors
Lola Swift is a Bath based fashion and interiors company with its own luxury knitwear label. It has an online store and throughout the year hosts pop-up boutiques.
It is looking for an independent person to be involved in all aspects of the business. This placement will provide you with a great opportunity to experience every aspect of working for a small, growing company.
Job Requirements and person Specification:
- Help in the general running of the office
- Research new sales channels, wholesale and retail
- Maintain & develop press, PR and communication databases
- Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
- Assist in the writing and distribution of press materials
- Research and develop new season knitwear ideas
- Have a good understanding of fashion/interior trends
- A good eye for colour, texture, fabrics and patterns
- Excellent attention to detail
- Good oral and written communication skills
Hours:1-2 days a week, with flexibility on days
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date added: 09/02/18
Call for poster design - SpaLife magazine
Call for Artwork - Soft Rebellion Exhibition
The aim is to celebrate a passion-driven, fluid, and sceptical (but non-cynical) outlook towards art, while communicating a sense of subjective truth that is simultaneously conscious of the interpersonal. No style, method or material is rejected but sensationalism, irony-for-irony-sake, Zombiism and Absolutism are all mindfully opposed.
This is a soft artistic rebellion - not pure but pragmatic, passionate but informed. It does not seek to overthrow modernist and post-modernist teachings but instead looks to move forwards without the negative constructs or connotations of both.
All mediums, methods and proposals welcome.
To submit work or a proposal, email up to 500 words and accompanying images to email@example.com by 20 March 2018.
For additional information: www.
Curated by Toby (Tobes) Rainbird.
Date added: 1/2/18
Call for Submissions - Establish Zine
Establish Zine is a monthly zine running until the end of June 2018 and is currently looking for submissions.
Having just released its first issue, Establish is now looking for artists, photographers and writers to contribute to the upcoming issues.
Self Promotion Opportunity - Spotlight Radio Show
Final year film and TV production student Hannah Thorpe is scouting for eager Bath Spa uni students looking promote their work (musicians, dancers, writers, artists, and actors...), to appear on her late night University talk radio show, Spotlight.
The show aims to shed a “Spotlight” on the various talents that BSU university students offer. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills in a secure and welcoming environment.
You'll need to be comfortable in front of a camera and happy to make conversation with the presenter and other guests in front of a small live audience. You'll get to meet with the guests and host before filming so that you can get to know one another. Alcohol will be provided to calm any nerves - it is a late night chat show after all!
One feature of the show will be a “Student Cook-Off Challenge” involving our host and one of the guests, so if you're willing to be a part of that, it will be filmed on the 9 Feb and will be great fun (very much optional though, so do still apply even if you can’t make the cook off).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Date added: 25/01/18
Designer Vacancy - Maison de Choup
Bath Marketing & Fashion Internship
Lazewear.com is looking for someone hard-working, intuitive, and creative to join its team on a paid three month internship (or minimum 1 month un-paid), with the opportunity to be taken on in a full time assistant role.
You must feel comfortable with multitasking, as well as using your initiative whilst working in a small team. You must possess good grammar and spelling, as well as a keen eye for detail. You should be passionate, with a drive for greater responsibility and idea creation. The ideal candidate will be organised and efficient, have a hunger and genuine interest in all things fashion and media related.
For further details and how to apply, please see lazewear.com's job opportunities page.
Date added: 22/1/18
Design and Rebrand - Bath Cats and Dogs Home
Bath Cats And Dogs Home is seeking a talented artist to design and complete a rebrand of its' clothing and shoe recycling bank pictured here. The design will be fresh and bold and include the Bath Cats and Dogs Home logo. It would preferably be animal-themed.
If you're interested, contact Jo Hindle at email@example.com for more details.
Date added: 19/01/18
Seeking Public Commissions - Bath's Parade Gardens
Bath and North East Somerset Council are running a design competition to commission an artwork to mask the electricity substation in Parade Gardens (image courtesy of Bath Newseum).
Students are invited to submit designs for a decorative artwork that will hide, obscure, camouflage or reinvent the structure.
The winning design will be chosen in early spring and the work will be installed shortly afterwards.
Bath and North East Somerset Council will cover the costs of all materials and will also provide a small artist's fee for the winning design.
Paul Pearce, from the Council's Parks Department, will be onsite at the Sion Hill Campus on 23 January at 12.30pm in the Lecture Theatre to discuss the opportunity and to answer any questions.
Date added: 16/01/18
Hyundai Innovators of the Future Competition
Design students studying in the UK are invited to create a vision of a future Sports Utility Vehicle interior.
In 50 years’ time, it is predicted that all SUVs will be driverless - which means that current interior designs will be obsolete. Removing the necessity for forward facing seats, steering wheels and windows, SUVs may become an extension of our homes or offices. But what will these interiors of the future look like?
We know that Design students will one day transform the SUV and automotive industry, but we’re offering one incredible talent the opportunity to make that happen right now. Hyundai prides itself on its commitment to innovation and forward thinking. We want you to reflect that in your design.
The winner will receive an exclusive trip to futuristic Seoul, South Korea (including a ticket for a friend and £1,000 spending money) to get a valuable insight into Hyundai’s cutting-edge approach to vehicle production.
The winner and runners up will also have their submissions showcased on the Hyundai’s website, which receives millions of visits a year, alongside exclusive insights from leaders in the worlds of design and motoring.
How to enter
Date added: 15/12/17