Curious Minds

Young Creative Team

Based: North West England
Level: Junior
Salary: £7,500
Contract: Freelance
Applications Close: 26 November 2018
Twitter: @CuriousMindsNW
Job Listing Added: 08 November 2018

Curious Minds is seeking a team of young, professional artists to create an experience or event that will bring heritage to life in new and surprising ways.


Do you have the ideas and creative skills to re-present local heritage in a way that would engage a wide range of people?


Your creation might look a bit like a pop-up museum, a digital theatre experience, an online game, an immersive performance, it might take place in a youth centre, on the streets, in a museum or online … but we hope you’ll surprise us with something we’ve never even thought of.


Hope Happenings Artist Team


Hope Happenings is the working title for the first ‘event’ in the Hope Streets programme. It will draw on the history of 5 streets across the North West - either a literal or metaphorical ‘Hope Street’ - and explore and interpret the theme of ‘Hope’ through heritage. It will be created by a team of professional artists from any discipline, aged 25 and under.


5 groups of young people will provide the artist team with stimulus materials to create the event. They will research their local Hope Street and give their findings, thoughts and opinions to the artist team to use as source material.


The artist team will be responsible for turning this into an innovative and exciting experience or ‘event’ which will demonstrate the ability of young people to inject excitement and innovation into heritage. It will be a single artistic creation, presented, or engaged with in some way across all 5 sites. For example, it could make use of digital technology and be presented online, with local engagement from each area, or be an installation that tours the five sites.


Whatever is created, the groups of young people will facilitate and support their local area to receive or engage with the Hope Happening.

How to Apply

For the full brief and details on how to apply, please visit our website: curiousminds.org.uk/commission-for-young-artist-team/