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“I remember when I first got the job, it felt like I could actually call myself an artist – whereas before I was unsure. Six years down the line I  feel established as an artist, and it is largely due to the fact that Ignite gave me an opportunity..."  Current freelance artist

Artist Work Opportunities

Quick overview

Everyday Stories

Type: Creative writing, visual

Multiple venues

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Artist Callouts
Project Name: Everyday Stories, Multiple venues

We welcome artists proposing to run the same session on the same day across both locations. Similarly, any artist currently down to run an Everyday Stories session at another library is welcome to send in a proposal to run that same session at either/both of these libraries. If neither of these circumstances apply to you, you are still welcome to put a proposal forward of course.

Type of artists that can apply:

Creative writing, visual


Darnall Library, S5 9JG 

Firth Park Library, S5 6QQ

Dates and times of project/event:

Darnall sessions run from 10:30-12:30

Firth Park sessions run from 13:30-15:30



  • Saturday 30th July

  • Saturday 6th August

  • Saturday 13th August

  • Saturday 20th August

  • Saturday 27th August

  • Saturday 3rd September


Children in Need, Sheffield Libraries

Artist Fee:

£100 per session 

Materials budget:

£40 per session

Target Audience and number if known:

8-13 years olds, 15 children per session.


We would like artists to submit proposals for creative activities that will facilitate participants to explore the theme "What Makes Me, Me?” This project aims to encourage consideration and celebration of one's background, family, friends and aspirations. Participants will return week on week and collate their work from sessions into art journals that follow this theme.


Proposed activities should focus on using materials/tools not readily available to participants in school or the home. 


Children regularly attending will be offered certificates; encouraging newcomers to get more involved. 


Sessions will culminate in a final celebration where participants’ work will be displayed and celebrated with family members. They will be involved in the development and delivery of this event, therefore aiming to increase their confidence in their creative skills.


We welcome proposals with ideas for multiple sessions and/or one off sessions.

Deadline for submitting proposal:  

Friday 8th July, 12:00pm.

What to include in proposal:

  • A few sentences describing the activity/activities that you are proposing

  • Outline your experience working with children/in libraries

  • Outline your availability across the run of sessions at Highfield

  • Describe how your activity/activities will meet the project’s aim to increase participants’ creative abilities and feel proud of their community, and background

Attach images/sketches of your proposed activity 

Please attach any you have to your proposal.

Date we will let you know if you have been successful or unsuccessful:

Monday 11th July.

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