Application form: artist-assistants

This is the application form for the Assist pilot project for artist-assistants looking for work as a studio assistant. If you are an artist looking to hire an assistant, please complete the artist-employer form instead.

The form must be completed at one time: it is not possible to save and return to it. You may choose to draft your answers and paste into the form when you are ready.

Please read the Assist FAQs and eligibility criteria before completing the form.

If you have any questions, email us before Tuesday 28 May: while we try to respond quickly, our team are part-time and may not be able to reply to queries at short notice.

Deadline: 10am Monday 3 June. Applications must be sent by this time – even if you have the form open on your browser, it will not send after the deadline. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  • Before you apply, confirm all of the following to ensure you are eligible for this project
  • To try to find artist employers near you, please enter the first part of your postcode (e.g. NW5 or SE17)
  • Please describe your main area of artistic practice
  • If you have an artist website, please provide it here
  • Please describe your skills and experience. We will use this section to match you to potential artist employers: please include all arts and non-arts skills and experience. Use the next box to provide detail and any additional skills not on this list.
    Working in an artists studio as part of your own practice
    Technical skills: wood
    Technical skills: metal
    Technical skills: paint
    Technical skills: film/digital moving image production
    Technical skills: exhibition installation
    Technical skills: social engagement
    Computer skills: image manipulation/editing
    Computer skills: moving image/animation
    Computer skills: sound
    Computer skills: database management
    Office administration and diary management
    Communications and social networks
    Working in a front line, client-focused position
    Experience of working on own initiative whilst also under direction
    Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team, giving support where necessary
    Experience of health and safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to an artists studio
  • Use this space to tell us more in support of your application - about skills, other areas of your practice, notable experience, areas of particular interest, or artistic practices you are particularly interested in
  • Use these boxes to tell us when you are never available for work, perhaps due to other work commitments of because you have caring responsibilities. We will use this section to exclude matches with artists who require work on these days.
    I am never available for work on this day
  • For monitoring purposes only - artists who do not have a degree, but demonstrate a desire to re-enter the arts, are eligible and encouraged to apply
  • Please upload your CV (under 2MB) - read our tips for making an artist CV (opens in a new page)
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • If a majority of applicants can't make this date, we can move it, but this will extend the period of time before appointments can be made.
  • Some of the information that you have provided in this application will be kept for a short period for evaluation purposes, or shared with artist employers. Please check all boxes to give your consent.