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Opportunity: Artist Commission

Knowle West Media Centre is looking to commission a visual artist to collaborate with KWMC producers to bring to life a newly developed ‘A-Z of Care Languages’. You could be an illustrator, graphic designer or other visual artist. We are looking for artists who have a strong portfolio, clear visual style and are comfortable creating work for digital and print formats. This commission is part of the ongoing research and work around Creativity and Care which you can read more about here

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and in the arts community; including working class people, people of colour, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010). 


What is an ‘A-Z of Care Languages’? 

A 26-piece guide from A-Z exploring ‘care languages’, developed as part of the Creativity + Care project at KWMC. It offers an alternative version of ‘love languages’ and asks: what ways do we want to give and receive care and how can we learn to speak each other’s care languages?

This A-Z of Care Languages aims to be a tool and/or guide – a starting point for those who work with artists/people/community members and anyone within the community/creative sector who may be running a project / workshop, have an idea, or simply want to reflect on their practice. The tool could be a way for people to come together and define an individual or collaborative language of care, to test and learn, put practices into action, plan, facilitate, reflect and think. 

The 26-piece A-Z letter guide, has been formed by Josephine Gyasi and Roseanna Dias, through a deep dive into insights collated from a year’s work of research, as part of the Creativity + Care project. The project included collaborations with artists and workshops with community members. The project is exploring what practices make you feel cared for and nourished, themes of radical self/collective care, and the links between creativity and care. 


The A-Z of Care Languages will consist of the following, with the ultimate aim to lead people into activities, with prompts for reflection, thinking or imagining:

  • Tasks
  • Questions
  • Quotes
  • Inspiration
  • Insights
  • Principles

It should be in a clear visual format that encourages play and has lots of gaps for people to fill in the blanks. Full artist brief can be read here.


Deadline for submission: 15th March 09.00am

Commission starts: end of March/beginning of April

First draft completed: to be discussed – estimated by early/mid May 

Deadline for work to be completed: to be discussed – estimated end of May

Fee and support

Artist Fee: £2,000 inclusive of VAT ssuming 8 days in total work at £250 per day rate. 

Materials budget: in addition, to be agreed with KWMC producers

Travel and subsistence are not included. There is an access budget if needed – to cover any travel or other costs needed for this commission.

KWMC are able to offer desk space, laptop, printing and IT support as part of the commission. You can work remotely or in person at KWMC. We support flexible working practices and KWMC producers will support you to work in a way that works best for you.

How to apply:

Follow this link to send us your written, audio or video application.

You can read and download a PDF version of the artist brief here.

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. If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact Josie on 0117 903 0444 or

Recruiting for Relief Caretaker

Knowle West Media Centre is looking to recruit a reliable Relief Caretaker to provide caretaking and cleaning services to cover holiday and sick leave for our full-time caretaker.

The successful applicant will need to have a flexible and adaptable approach to the duties involved and a willingness to work irregular hours (early morning, evenings and very occasional weekends).

The Relief Caretaker will work a minimum of five weeks a year (to cover holidays) and the post would ideally suit a local person who can work split shifts. An example of a split shift might be working 7am to 9am then returning to work 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The Relief Caretaker will work up to maximum of 37 hours a week.

For more details visit our Jobs page.

Contact Us

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

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