North West Emerging Outdoor Artist Call Out – ELEVATE 2022

Closing date: 25 May 2022

Job Description

CALL OUT: for North West Emerging Outdoor Artists (paid)

Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council are offering four creative placements to artists and makers looking to gain a better understanding and experience of working in outdoor arts.

Placements will work with artists on Manchester Day between May and June 2022 in Manchester. This is an ELEVATE 2022 artist development opportunity supported by Arts Council England.


  • Role: 4 x Emerging Outdoor Artist opportunities (paid)
  • Fee: Up to 12 days x £95 – £135 (dependant on experience) per day (inc VAT)
  • Period: Between May – June including show day on Sunday 19 June 2022 (Up to 12 days or half-day equivalents)
  • Location: Cobden Works, Salford, individual artist studios and community venues.
  • Placement: Maker-designer mentored opportunity for 3D makers and costume makers to work on creative making for a large-scale outdoor arts event. Suitable for artists with over one year’s experience in outdoor arts or a related art form.


ELEVATE is an artist development programme that supports North West artists to grow their skills, experience and network in outdoor arts through mentorships, placements and masterclasses. ELEVATE artists gain direct experience of making on Manchester Day, a large-scale creative parade and squares programme. With Walk the Plank, artists co-create with communities to create original work that attracts an audience of 70,000.

How to Apply

Please email your CV and a short covering letter, along with 1-3 images of your artwork to Danielle Chinn, ELEVATE Project Manager:

The application deadline is Wednesday 25 May 2022

Applicants will be selected by a panel, and you will be informed of their decision by Fri 27 May.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview later this month. 

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Danielle Chinn:


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