Artist in Residence Call Out Story Stars: Designer/Maker

Submitted by AlexandraCoke on November 15, 2022 - 12:11
Salary / Fee: 
£2900 plus travel expenses and access support
Closing Date: 
Monday, 12 December, 2022

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The Story Museum is inviting applications from artists with lived experience of disabilities to shape and lead a co-creative programme with children, young people and families with access needs.
The Story Museum wants to ensure families with access needs feel seen and heard at the museum. Launching in 2023 Story Stars will invite young people with access needs to engage and respond to our immersive galleries. The artist will work with the group to explore what would they like to see in The Story Museum. Through playful workshops the artist, together with the group, will shape a creative response to one aspect of our gallery spaces which will lead to small scale interactive experience that deepens engagement for visitors with access needs. The project will run from late January to March 2023.

We are seeking a designer-maker with lived experience disabilities to:

Design and deliver a series of creative workshops which invite responses to the museum and its collection from a community group.
Create, design and produce an interactive piece of work with the group for public use by visitors to the galleries
Offer advice and consultation on the Story Museum and 1001 Story Collection and wider creative collaborations
Previous Artists in Residence at the Museum include Neill Cameron (cartoonist), Peter Chand (Storyteller), Karl Nova (spoken word), Remi Graves (Sound), Holly Khan (music) and Nick Makoha (poet).


The total fee for this project is £2900 plus travel expenses and access support (as required)

The artist fee breaks down as:

£400 R&D Planning time
£1500 for participation and engagement sessions
£1700 for creating of new piece including materials
For further details, including how to apply, please download the resources below.

Closing Date: Monday 12 December 2023

Interviews: Friday 16 December 2023

Contact Details: 
Multi Artform
Commissions - practising artist
Community Arts
Families and early years
Accessible Events
Children and Families
Young People