Freelands Foundation : Freelands Artist Programme Curator


The Freelands Foundation’s mission is to support artists and cultural institutions, to broaden audiences for the visual arts and to enable all young people to engage actively with the creation and enjoyment of art. Art and culture afford immense social and economic benefits to our society. Our goal is to tackle the critical issues that are limiting our society’s access to these benefits; from the inequality of access to art education in schools, to the lack of sufficient support for female and emerging artists.
The Freelands Artist Programme is an exciting initiative supporting emerging artists and partnering with organisations based in each of the UK’s four nations. Over a 5 year period each organisation will work with a total of 20 artists, each for two years. In addition to a bursary, the individual artists will be provided with various opportunities, including an end of cohort exhibition which will take place at the Freelands Foundation gallery in London.
Salary: £32,000 (plus benefits) Pro Rata
4 days a week (flexibility required)

This is a superb opportunity for a passionate and ambitious individual to undertake the role of Freelands Artist Programme Curator for the duration of the second two-year cohort. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the success of this programme. The curator will work closely with the four partner organisations – g39 in Cardiff, Paragon Studios in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield, Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh – and the twenty artists participating in the second two year cohort. This will involve developing relationships with each artist, gaining a thorough understanding of their work, writing critically about their practice and then creating a publication. At the culmination of the two year programme the curator will be responsible for organising an exhibition, or series of exhibitions, which will show the work of the 20 participating artists.
Alongside the production of the FAP exhibition and publication for the first cohort, the candidate will work closely with the Creative Director to realise two further exhibitions to be held at the Freelands Foundation gallery in London, in the first year of the two year contract. These exhibitions will relate to the broader Foundation programme but afford the FAP Curator the space to develop their own specific interests. The appointment is subject to a DBS check.
Download the full job description here
Please send CV and cover letter to
DEADLINE – Thursday 6 June 2019
Interviews for successful applicants will be held on 27 June at the Freelands Foundation
If you have any queries regarding the role or the process please contact:
Henry Ward, Creative Director Freelands Foundation

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