Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an ‘artist’ or a ‘seasoned pro’. We’re just looking for young people who care about the cause and love using creativity to make important matters seen and heard. Sound like you?

here’s some more info about the project…

The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, national art education project aiming to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us still today. The World Reimagined will see trails of large Globe sculptures in seven cities across the UK including Leicester, created by artists to bring to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans.

The Globes will be created by both established and undiscovered artists, alongside Globes created through unique collaborations that bring together communities and icons with artists.

The trails will be the centre of a broader learning and engagement programme and we are excited to be a part of this important and timely project. We are delighted to join The World Reimagined to commission an East Midlands based artist to bring their perspective, talent and creativity to The World Reimagined project and inspire a national conversation.

A local artist will be supported by a group of young artists and creatives in a Leicester based studio to create a globe design that responds to our theme of ‘Still We Rise’ over the course of two weeks in July.

what you’ll be doing…

Still We Rise: We are looking for 4-6 young artists who identify as part of the Global Majority** (previously referred to as BAME**) and/or who have lived experience of racism. They must be based in Leicester/shire or within the East Midlands and between the ages of the 18-25.

These emerging artists will work closely with a lead artist to bring their vision to light in a high quality, imaginative and creative way. They will have two weeks to design and create their collective response to The World Reimagined brief outlined above.

Each young artist will be expected to deliver this work over the period of 14 days (see breakdown below) to create the bespoke and inspirational response to The World Reimagined on a Globe that will form part of the trail for Leicester.

As part of the project, all emerging artists will receive a £750 fee, plus travel expenses to the studio site in Leicester city centre.

We are offering this opportunity split into two parts if you are unable to commit to the full programme of activity. Please read the briefing document for further information.

here’s how you can get involved!

If you’re thinking of applying, please submit a completed application form below, focusing on the above provided specifications, as well as submitting a portfolio or 5 pieces of previous artwork. We look forward to hearing from you!

This should be sent to by the deadline of 9am on Monday 20th June 2022.

The World Reimagined Young Artist Commission183.78 KB
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