Opportunities & Events

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Our current opportunities are listed below.


Open Call – Ceramic Artist Paid Residency – Pure Art Studio –  Stockport, Greater Manchester

We are looking for expressions of interest from ceramic artists for our Creative Share residency to be hosted in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the 6 month residency will enable a ceramicist to develop their practice alongside a group of artists with learning disabilities/additional needs.The residency will be hosted by Pure Art Studio (part of the charity Pure Innovations), a project that supports artists with a learning disability to develop their artistic practice within an encouraging collective. The selected artist will:

The successful artist will:

  • Be based in the North West
  • Have experience in throwing and use it frequently in their work
  • Develop their practice alongside a group of learning disabled artists, sharing their   skills, enabling them to broaden their experience and gain artistic independence
  • Produce a new body of work for exhibition
  • Support learning disabled artists to develop a new body of work for exhibition at our partner venues
  • Share their experience with other Greater Manchester based artists who want to explore more socially engaged practice

Further information regarding this post: 

  • The residency is 1 day a week for 6 months (a total of 24 days)
  • The successful artists will be paid £200 per day
  • The post is subject to criminal record check
  • The successful artist must be self employed
  • The project is due to commence in January 2020

To register your interest please contact Abigail.betton@pureinnovations.co.uk including the following information:

  • Your CV including two referees
  • A cover letter explaining why the role is of interest to you and any relevant experience you may have
  • 5 images of your work or a link to an online portfolio
  • The residency is 1 day a week for 6 months (a total of 24 days) and is paid.
Deadline for expressions of interest – 5pm Wednesday 2nd October 2019

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Interested in volunteering at one of our studios? Want to collaborate with our artists, become a mentor and contribute to our projects? Please contact us to arrange an informal visit. For further information email volunteering@pureinnovations.co.uk  or call Emily on 07841013702.

If you are interested in learning more about other services offered by Pure Innovations click www.pureinnovations.co.uk