What kinds of ‘visual art’ do you support?

We focus on supporting the visual arts. Our definition of visual art is simple: If you can print some part of it, we consider it visual art. The work we are interested in showcasing and supporting can consist of any practice, for example painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, moving image, installation, theater, performing arts, and any other media that can be printed.

What’s an ’emerging creative’?

Our definition of emerging creatives has no maximum age; we recognize everyone has a different background and everyone starts working in the arts at different times in their lives. Our opportunities are aimed at early-career creatives, artists, or anyone considering a career in the arts. We don’t have any ‘set’ criteria, however, we are unable to work with anyone under the age of sixteen.

Do you only work with visual artists?

Nope, we work with all sorts of creatives. Including the people who support the delivery of visual arts, for example, providing professional experience to creative producers and emerging curators.

Where do you work in the East Midlands

No Jobs in the Arts supports emerging creatives in the East Midlands (or those with connections to the area, e.g. living, studying, or working in the East Midlands). The East Midlands region includes:

Derby / Derbyshire
Lincoln / Lincolnshire
Nottingham / Nottinghamshire
Northampton / Northamptonshire
Leicester / Leciestershire

Why do you only work in the East Midlands?

We focus on our region so we can better support local emerging artists. We hope to encourage artists to engage with their local art scene and its opportunities. No Jobs in the Arts is run by emerging creatives for emerging creatives, so we can share knowledge and experience gained in the region.

We are unable to support artists that do not have a link to the East Midlands. However, we do collaborate on projects with partners outside of our local region. However, the projects we deliver must have a clear link to the East Midlands.

What ‘barriers to the arts’ do you want to tackle?

No Jobs in the Arts tries to use its platform to deliver a program to highlight or challenge issues that stop creatives being creative. With our projects, we’d like to work with partners to help us explore geographic, economic, educational and accessibility barriers in visual arts.

Do you only deliver a print publication?

Not anymore. No Jobs in the Arts started as a print publication in 2018. However, we expanded to produce a creative programme that includes workshops, internships, interviews, talks, exhibitions, and festivals. We continue to publish No Jobs in the Arts as a bi-annual digital publication. We also produce a limited number of prints for each issue, which we distribute for free around the East Midlands.

How can I follow No Jobs in the Arts project’s?

Please follow us on our Instagram platform, it’s full of content, @nojobsinthearts. Also, you can have a look at our print archive to see past projects