Learning and Engagement Artist Facilitators:
Expression of Interest

© Alejandra Carles-Tolra, In Focus Photography Club, 2019


Photoworks champions photography for everyone. We are an international platform, global in reach, and have provided opportunities for artists and audiences since 1995. We do not have a physical venue, but our online channels are always open. Our programme brings new experiences to audiences and opens up new ways to encounter photography.

Get in touch:

We are currently expanding our network of experienced artist facilitators and would like to invite artists and educators interested in working with us on our learning and engagement programme to get in touch. 

We are keen to expand our database of artist facilitators who want to work with us and collaborate on future programmes. 

Additionally, we will also be developing professional programmes for artist facilitators. Get in touch to be kept informed of these opportunities.

What we are looking for:

A strong artistic practice is required, along with experience of working with children, young people or adults in a variety of settings and contexts. An interest in socially engaged practices is ideal but not necessary. 

Creating a strong network of artists from varying backgrounds and experience will allow us to provide the best possible match to reflect the experiences of the communities we work with. 

In addition, we are also keen to be in touch with artists and educators with experience of, or an interest in developing learning resources for teachers at all levels, across a range of subjects and themes. If this is something you are interested in, please do let us know.

What we do:

Our learning programmes are designed to support children, young people, teachers, families and communities. All our activities are led by artists and specifically structured to encourage making, talking and engagement with photography. 

Ongoing programmes include Into the Outside, a queer youth programme sharing and celebrating stories from LGBTQ+ young people, In Focus, a programme of action research and photography activities for neurodiverse adults and young people, and Photography Club, a programme of regular workshops for 13-16 year olds to develop their camera skills, visit cultural organisations and produce work for an exhibition.

Since Covid 19, we have successfully moved a number of our learning & engagement activities online. In the long term, we anticipate programmes will include a mix of online and face to face workshops. 

Join us:

If you feel you have limited experience but have an interest in increasing your facilitation skills and experience, please do also get in touch as we will let you know about any opportunities for professional development or mentoring as they arise.

We are keen to expand our database of artist facilitators who want to work with us and collaborate on future programmes. Although there are no specific opportunities at the moment while we research and develop future programmes, once an opportunity becomes available we will circulate a public open-call and invite you to apply.  

Photoworks strives to be inclusive and accepts submissions in a range of formats. Please email the following to margot@photoworks.org.uk, with the subject line ‘L&E Facilitator Expression of Interest – your name’: 

  • a CV of no more than two pages, OR a video OR voice note no more than three minutes in length setting out your skills and experience
  • a link to your artwork (website, pdf or other) 
  • tell us why you would like to be part of our network and any particular experience you would like to highlight (100 words OR a 1 min voice note OR a 1 min. video) 

Please also complete this anonymous equal opportunities monitoring form (which will be kept separate from your submission).


We are accepting expressions of interest on a rolling basis. We will add your details to our database and let you know as and when relevant opportunities arise.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: email margot@photoworks.org.uk, or email us your phone number and we will call you back. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Festive commission

Each year, Photoworks commissions an artist working with photography at any stage in their career to create a digital seasonal greeting card. The artwork is used by Photoworks across our digital platforms to celebrate the new year, and the commission is an opportunity for artists to submit playful, seasonal images for our global audience. The commissioning fee is £500.

Writer in residence

Each year, Photoworks appoints a writer in residence to work on Photography+, our online magazine. Each writer in residence works with our team to plan content, and contributes an article to each issue across the calendar year. The commissioning fee for the writer is £1,500.

Ampersand Foundation residency

Photoworks is pleased to partner with the Ampersand Foundation to offer an annual residency and professional development opportunity for artists working with photography. Our current resident is Freddy Griffiths

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a biennial research and development opportunity that provide artists working with photography financial support and mentorship to enable the creation of new work. Two beneficiaries each receive a £10,000 cash bursary, a £10,000 production budget (including in-kind printing supported by Spectrum) and a UK touring exhibition.

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