“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

Ignite Imaginations is recruiting for:

Freelance Artist/Facilitator Pool 

Ignite Imaginations rely on a team of committed, skilled artist facilitators to deliver our inspiring activities. We are currently looking to widen our artist facilitator pool to increase the wealth and depth of what we offer.

We are seeking high quality visual arts and creative writing artist facilitators to join our pool of talented artist facilitators.


We are looking for artist facilitators with:

  • A high standard of creative skill and expertise

  • Outstanding workshop facilitation and community engagement skills

  • At least 1 years’ experience delivering workshops in a variety of community settings including some experience co-producing and co-creating with participants.

  • Based in Sheffield and/ or surrounding areas with willingness to travel with an understanding and experience of the city.


How to apply

  • Download and fully read the application pack here.

  • Deadline is Friday 17th September 2021: Please send required information – see below.

  • Interview day is Tuesday 28th September 2021: Will include all applicants delivering an 8-minute workshop followed by selected artists going on to a more formal interview. This may be on zoom or in person- depending on safety and restrictions at the time. We will notify the artist on the 22nd September.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send:

  • A letter of application no more than 2 sides of A4 responding to each of the criteria listed above in the ‘The Artists’ section

  • OR a video application responding to each of the criteria listed (no longer than 5 minutes).

  • An up-to-date CV (no more than 2 sides)

  • Up to 3 photographs/links to relevant films/websites that showcase your own work and/or the work you have produced with community groups.


For more information or for an informal discussion about your application, please email jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk or phone (0114) 2686813.

Information for all applications:

We would be really grateful if you could complete the optional Equal Opportunities Googleform here or if you prefer, the paper version available here which can be emailed to us along with your application.  This is optional but will help us to ensure we are reaching across the community and inform our recruitment efforts in the future.

We want Ignite Imaginations to be for all of Sheffield.

We want the voices of the communities we work in to be loud and clear in our decision making and planning, and for people from many different walks of life to be visible and reflected in our staff, our artists and our board.  We are committed to investing in our people, creating safe spaces for everyone and finding creative ways to ensure that everyone feels welcome and can be included in what we do.


Ignite Imaginations is committed to Equal Opportunities and encourage applications from any individuals underrepresented both in the arts sector and within our team and board.

Therefore, we are keen to receive applications from individuals who represent and have a good understanding and familiarity with Sheffield-based communities and who can bring new experiences to our organisation.

To support this, candidates who attend an interview will also be offered the opportunity to meet another team member and/or trustee to gain insight into the organisational culture, and have an opportunity to ask questions outside of the interview.


To support the widest range of people in applying we are committed to ensuring that:

  • The recruitment pack is available in large print and other formats- Please contact us jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk if you require a hard copy (A3) or a different format.

  • Any preprepared interview tasks will be sent to candidates with at least, 4 working days prior to interview, along with general topics that will be covered in the interview.

  • Reasonable expenses for any access workers or PAs who will support a candidate in attending an interview, in relation to disability support as defined by Equality Act 2010 will be paid by Ignite Imaginations.


For more information or for an informal discussion about your application, please email jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk or phone (0114) 2686813 (please note this an answerphone message service currently and we will respond to your message as soon as possible due to remote working.)