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Artists’ Advisor

Do you want to be at the centre of creativity and make art happen? If so, apply to join this brilliant organisation and help support artists to create and develop their work.

Artsadmin is a producing organisation, which enables artists to create without boundaries, connecting bold interdisciplinary work with local, national and international audiences. They deliver free advice, training, and artist-led development opportunities for hundreds of artists: from young people getting involved in performance for the first time through to artists with established careers.

They are looking for an Artists’ Advisor to work as part of Artsadmin’s Artist Development team, alongside the Artists’ Advisor and Head of Artists’ Advisory Services. The successful candidate will develop and coordinate effective support for artists and arts professionals working within the areas of live art, performance and interdisciplinary arts


Artists’ Advisory Service: Advice, Info & Training

  • Hold one-to-one and small group advice sessions with artists at all stages of their career and offer advice, information and support by email, skype and telephone in response to artists’ queries
  • Develop and deliver workshops and presentations with the Artist Development team, focusing on key areas of artistic or professional development for artists and arts professionals
  • Gather and disseminate information relevant to contemporary artistic practice, such as contexts in which to develop and present work, funding and commissioning opportunities, networks, marketing and representation, documentation, project management
  • Maintain and update Artsadmin’s database of artists, companies and other promotional/information networks, including gathering monitoring information
  • Supervising the Artsadmin e-digest on occasion

Artist Development Support Schemes & Awards

  • Development, coordination and co-programming of artist development schemes, such as the Bursary Scheme
  • Coordination and implementation of selection processes and criteria
  • Advising artists on application processes and providing feedback
  • Administration of programmes including budget coordination, schedules and planning
  • Support Bursary artists through constructive one-to-one dialogue and advice
  • Produce Bursary artists’ events at Toynbee Studios in collaboration with Artsadmin’s building and programming team, to include performance events, research sharings, workshops and residencies
  • Contribute to evaluation, funding monitoring and Trustee reports
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of relationships with partners, funders and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate information for fundraising applications
  • Contribute ideas for new initiatives in response to developments in the sector

Marketing and Publicity

  • Support the marketing and communication of Artist Development activities
  • Liaise with Artsadmin’s marketing team and writing copy for public events, Artsadmin’s website and brochures, invitations, and distributing documentation


  • Keen interest in and knowledge of the breadth of practices in the UK contemporary performance and live art sector
  • Knowledge and experience of national opportunities and support structures for artists working with contemporary performance and live art
  • Experience of and commitment to supporting artists in developing their practice
  • Experience of working effectively with a wide variety of artists, groups and partner organisations
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills, with especially strong listening skills
  • Demonstrably excellent project management, administrative and organisational skills
  • A pro-active team player, able to effectively prioritise workload
  • Knowledge of IT, particularly MS Office software
  • Numeracy and project budgeting skills


  • Follow this link to apply
  • Prospective start date is as soon as possible