Do you have a visual arts practice and want to gain hands-on experience of delivering a mural or 2D art project at scale?

Are you keen to shadow and help support an established artist delivering a large scale commission, in the process building your skills, confidence and experience? 

Do you enjoy engaging with communities in the development of your work and see the importance of art in public spaces as a key part of creative placemaking? 


***** Please note the deadline for this opportunity has now passed ********


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a West Yorkshire based early to mid career visual artist to support an established artist to deliver a mural or 2D artwork installation on a pedestrian route to Castleford Railway Station.

Opportunity: Assistant artist opportunity supporting the delivery of a large scale mural or 2-D Artwork. This opportunity is part of the First and Last Mile programme in Castleford, West Yorkshire funded by Network Rail.

Bursary: £2,000 + VAT if applicable

Timeframe:  August 2024 – April 2025

Application Deadline: 15 July 2024, 9am

Criteria: We are seeking an artist who is based in the West Yorkshire area for this opportunity. 

Selection Process: Applications will be scored based on submissions. Clarification calls may be sought w/c 29 July prior to appointment.


Download the full brief for more details here:

240611 First and Last Mile Assistant Artist Brief


Image: Castleford Bridge, © Wakefield Council


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