Artist Opportunity

An exciting opportunity for a Devon based, global majority artist to work with Devon Development Education on their Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots multicultural heritage project. We’re looking for a dynamic artist to work with our project coordinator and project partners at Offwell School, Honiton Library and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery. The artist’s role is to creatively engage young people through workshop activities, inspired by our project stories to create an art piece that will be included in the final project exhibition at the end of the year.


This is a legacy project that works to engage the Honiton community with its multicultural heritage past and present. Having successfully secured funding over the last 12 years to run 6 projects like this one across Devon, interest in the project stories continues to grow through its website, social media, printed publicity and exhibitions.

The artist will ‘be a part of the story for a more inclusive future’ working closely with all our project partners. This opportunity is funded by the Creative East Devon Fund through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

How to Apply

Complete our application form here: Artist Commission Application.

If you wish to submit your application in an alternative format we are open to supporting this but please contact us in advance of the deadline.

By the deadline of 5pm Friday 9th August 2024.

Application criteria: You must identify as having global majority heritage, and live in Devon. You must have experience of working with young people aged 4 – 12 years, and have an enhanced DBS and barred list check to work with children. You will need to be available to deliver what is required in the time frame suggested below.

What is expected of you?

The chosen artist will work with the project coordinator and the research volunteers to coordinate and deliver a one day workshop with 20 children in Honiton Library to create an exhibition piece that has been inspired by the stories of Honiton’s multicultural heritage.

Timeframe For delivery: The commission will start from the 19th August. The workshop will take place on a Thursday in September and you will have until November to create an exhibition piece that will be included in the final project exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery between November 22 – December 21st 2024.

The £1400 fee will cover your time, and all materials. Travel expenses will be covered in addition to this fee.

What do we mean by global majority?

Global Majority refers to people who identify as Black, Asian, Mixed and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’; these groups represent over 80% of the world’s population.

Useful Info

Visit the Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots website here:

Information on the artist commission is available here: Artist Opportunity Brief.

Application form is available here: Artist Commission Application.

Application deadline is: 9th August 2024.

Commission start date is: 19th August 2024.

Timeframe for delivery is: August – December 2024.

Artist fee is: £1400 including materials.

Location is: Honiton, Devon.

For additional support to complete the application or for more information contact: Jess Huffman