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We’re seeking a visual artist or designer for a new project exploring how animal and plant intelligences might inspire the design of new systems.

UPDATE: Following the coronavirus outbreak, this commission had to be paused and reviewed. Having now created a new project timeline and reformatted co-design activity to work safely online we are now ready to go ahead. If you already submitted an application there is no need to re-submit, we will consider these alongside new submissions and be in touch soon after the new deadline.

Artist fee: £2,000 (PAYE)
Dates: June – July

The ‘Forms of Intelligence’ project is exploring animal and plant intelligences, asking how they might inspire the design of new systems which can benefit all living things.

As part of the project, Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and the Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) are seeking artists or designers who:

-work in any visual medium
-have an interest in animals, plants or connected living systems
-have experience in visual storytelling and socially engaged contexts

to create a visual response to the ‘Forms of Intelligence’ research material. Material will include podcasts and outputs from online co-design workshops, facilitated by KWMC and DCRC.

For more information and guidance on how to apply please download the full brief by clicking here and complete an equalities and monitoring form which you can download here.

Please email your proposal to

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 29th May

Interviews (via phone or video call) on: 4th June

Commission start: w/c 8th June

KWMC Recruitment Process

We welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and in the arts community; particularly working class people, people of colour, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people, and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010). We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process.

We guarantee an interview for anyone who identifies as one or more of the above and fulfils the minimum requirements of the role. If you would like this to be a consideration in your application, please indicate in your submission.

If you have any access needs that require you to submit your proposal in another format, please get in touch so we can help you find a suitable option. All applications will be assessed according to the same criteria and submitting in a different format will not affect your chances of being selected.

For information about how we use your data to process your job application please see our Recruitment Privacy Policy

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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