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Don’t Settle - Artist In Residence Callout

Something’s happening. Young people are changing the voice of heritage. Want to be part of it?

Don’t Settle Overview

Don’t Settle is a three year project that empowers 16-25 year olds from minoritised communities in Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research and governance. The project will work in collaboration with Birmingham Museums Trust, Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust and the Black Studies Research Cluster at Birmingham City University. Don’t Settle is funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Call

We are looking for a bold and dynamic artist who will encourage young people to take control of their own community history in radical ways using multiple art forms and ultimately contribute to the city’s shared history. This role provides the opportunity to plan and deliver 10 creative workshops that facilitate the development of young people’s skills in producing two artistic events. Using alternative narratives to achieve this, the artist will help young people reclaim heritage spaces that have traditionally excluded minoritised communities.


  • We require artists who have experience of working in the Black Country and/or Birmingham.

  • You must be able to attend some weekly workshops on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and occasional Saturday sessions.

  • Must have an interest in working with young people aged 16-25.

  • We especially welcome artists who work with spoken word, theatre, digital media, and music, but are open to other art forms.

  • We encourage applications from individuals from minoritised communities.

Paid opportunity. Please see information pack for more details.

Deadline: 5pm on 3rd May 2019

Interviews to be held w/c 6th May 2019.

Start Date: May 2019, first workshop delivery 25th May 2019.

Earlier Event: February 25
HEADSPVCE: Residents
Later Event: May 13
Brum Youth Trends Photoshoot