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Ready to make your art matter? We equip early-career creatives with skills, opportunities, and a platform to champion their voices. We support early-career creatives in the visual arts.

We programme disruptive cultural activity, from the Midlands, UK, creating professional development opportunities for early-career creatives, working in the visual arts. Our programme aims to address environmental issues, and to support those underrepresented in the sector.

The public projects we deliver include events, workshops, educational activities, exhibitions, and publications – always delivered by, for, or with early-career creatives. Through these projects, we’ve put creatives in regional and national collections, such as The Tate’s Library and Wellcome Collection.

We’ve delivered: support enabling creatives to make new artwork, like this commission illustrating why plastic straws are not evil (‘Disabled people are nature’, Henry Dow); and, highlighted the experiences of inclusivity, accessibility, and self-empowerment in the arts by people of colour (In Conversation – Interview Series, guest curated by Priya Chopra).

We work nomadically, collaborating online and in-person, with creative spaces, places, and people, to support early-career creatives, namely emerging curators and artists at the beginning of their career. Highlights include delivering a festival with UK New Artists, contributing to a programme at the Royal College of Art, putting early-career creatives into major archives like the Wellcome Collection, and receiving several rounds of project funding from Arts Council England.

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NO JOBS IN THE ARTS CIC is a not-for-profit, community interest company, registered in England and Wales, with the company number 14220745.

Creatives commissioned
>180

Commissions paid
>£20,000

Collections ft. our projects
>25

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