Opportunities Board

Islington Council

Opportunity closes: 4th Dec 2022
Type: Fixed-Term Job
Based: London
Salary: max £10,000.00

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Islington Heritage Service wish to engage a local artist-educator to work with the community, following artists Georgie Fay (2022-23) and Jacky Oliver (2023-24), and to create a work of public art, exploring the radical history of Bunhill.

The artist will lead a number of workshops with different community groups. The outcomes of the workshops will inspire the creation of a work of public art. The art will draw on the history of Bunhill, the ward and the burial ground.

Full information on the project can be found here.

Residency 3: January 2024 – January 2025

As part of the agreement, each artist-educator will:

  • Receive access to a 24-hour studio based at the St. Luke’s Centre, Central Street, EC1 where they can undertake their own work as well as work related to the project
  • Receive the costs of materials used to create the main artwork
  • Receive appropriate guidance to effectively lead activities with different community groups
  • Lead approximately 10 workshops with different key demographics of the community (families, over 55s, schools, mixed age groups)
  • Agree to contribute 6 hours per month of ad hoc support at the St. Luke’s Centre
  • Agree to be responsible for the care and maintenance of their studio space and to tidy and repaint the studio at the end of the year
  • Explore the history of Bunhill as the inspiration for the artwork

Artists will be contracted and paid a set fee of £10,000, to be paid at set points throughout the year.

How To Apply


  • We seek applications from art practitioners who are experienced in leading workshops and educational activities with a range of different community groups. Candidates will gain support and guidance in the methodologies, but it is essential that candidates have some experience in leading workshops/classes
  • Artists from a range of creative disciplines are encouraged to apply
  • It is desirable that candidates with a connection to Bunhill and/or Islington apply

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates who feel they fit the requirements, and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class background) to apply, as well as a variety of art practises.

To Apply:

Applicants should send the following:

(1) An up-to-date CV (2) a project proposal and (3) select examples of previous work to [email protected]

In your proposal, please include the following:

  • Details of your preferred art form and why this would work for this heritage project
  • An aspect of the heritage of Bunhill and how you would use this as an inspiration for a work of public art
  • An outline of a proposed workshop with one of the following groups (over-55s, children and families, primary or secondary age school children, mixed adults including young people aged 16+)


Applications close at midnight on Sunday 4 December 2022. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 12 December. The duration of the appointment will run from the end of January 2024 to the end of January 2025.

For more information on the project, please contact:

Seán McGovern, Bunhill Heritage Project Manager, [email protected]