Artcore Associates Callout – Join Artcore’s Associates Pool

Artcore is a dynamic and developing Contemporary Visual Arts organisation with two bases in Derby. Artcore delivers 10 exhibitions & 4 artist residencies annually, with a vibrant workshop and participation programme and projects engaging with the communities of Derby. Established in 1995, Artcore moved to Derby in 2005, became a registered charity in 2012 and an Arts Council England NPO in 2018/19.

Becoming part of the Artcore Associates would give creatives an opportunity to approach Artcore to help them realise a project or initiative that is still in the ideation or developmental stage. Co-production is way to build your creative practice as well as further your relationship with us and gain access to our networks within the creative industry. We are interested in seeing ideas that align with our values and ethos.

Artcore wants to expand and diversify our pool of associates, and are you a creative person with a wide range of skills – artists, curator, makers, workshop leaders, project managers, exhibition technicians, designers, art administrator and probably a few other things we haven’t thought of yet.

Are you interested in making your community healthier through arts and culture?

Send in your proposal.

How to Apply:

First, have a look at our website – Artcore ( – so you can find out more about our history, our ethos, and the kind of things we do. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to visit us or for an informal chat.

Next, submit an application of interest via email telling us about your skills, experience and knowledge. You should tell us about specific exhibitions, events and projects you have been involved in, and tell us what your role was in them. Here are some things to consider while submitting your proposal.

  • Why would you like to work with Artcore? Are there any of our projects or activities that appeal to you the most?
  • What have you done previously that you think best matches up with Artcore’s ethos and projects? Tell us about any projects, exhibitions or other activities you are especially proud of, and what your role was in them.
  • Is there a particular role you see yourself in, and are there specific skills that you could bring to Artcore as a member of our Associates Pool –  e.g. artist, curator, designer, art administrator, exhibition technician, project manager, producer, workshop facilitator …
  • Where are you based? We work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

This is an ongoing opportunity. Proposals will be accepted until  5pm on 11 September 2022 via

If you’d like to have a chat or visit before you apply please contact us by phone: 01332 384 561 or email at: 


We are always looking for enthusiastic people who share our vision and want to support artists and members of the local community. At Artcore, we believe art is a powerful tool that can positively change people’s lives so we strive to make art accessible to everyone. We passionately engage with diverse communities in Derby through our exhibition programme, residencies, arts events, creative arts workshops, and community projects.

As a volunteer, you will enhance your CV, build social and professional skills, and make strong connections within the arts. Artcore will also be able to provide future references to employers, helping you stand out from the crowd.

Ways to volunteer:

At Artcore, we offer a wide range of opportunities for volunteers, including but not limited to:

  •  Creative workshop assistance

Engage in hands-on support for our community arts projects and workshops while exploring various artistic mediums and methods.

  •  Exhibition invigilating

Learn all about our current and upcoming exhibitions and enhance the gallery experience for our visitors.

  •  Administration

Dive into the organisational aspects of Artcore and get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.

  •  Digital marketing and content creation

Assist in the creation of digital content and help to promote the work that we do.

  •  Event support

Play a key role in ensuring the smooth running and success of our events.

  •  Shop and café support

Help to create a welcoming atmosphere in our shop and café while gaining valuable retail experience.

No previous experience is necessary, all you need is a passion for art and a desire to make a difference in the local community.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for a volunteering role with us or you would like to find out more, please email your name, contact details, and area of interest to