Making & Believing: Early Childhood Creative Practitioner

03 November 2022

Making & Believing is looking for a Early Childhood Creative Practitioner to join us and work on a freelance basis in Surrey from January 2023. Making & Believing is a creative programme led by Take Art (Somerset) and delivered in partnership with Surrey Arts and Derby Theatre, it is funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (2021 – 2024).


This opportunity is focusing on the Participation strand and the delivery of artist in residency projects in two Surrey Early Years (preschools/nurseries) settings, one during each of the Spring and Summer terms 2023. This opportunity is the third cycle of a three-year programme. Each residency consists of two artists working collaboratively in the chosen setting for 2 x 10 weeks of half day visits. Spring Term 2023 delivery is planned to take place on Mondays.

You will be working alongside and in collaboration with an artist who has already undertaken three residencies for Making & Believing.


This is a freelance opportunity with a fee of up to £3,030 per artist to include 1 x Training Day, 2 x 10 week x half day residencies (preplanning, delivery, reflection and recording), 2 x Project Sharing and Learning Seminars (including preparation and presentation).

To apply please complete the application form and send it with your CV (you may include a link to a portfolio of your practice) to jennie@takeart.org.

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 20 November 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 29 November 2022 at Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Guildford GU3 3BH

For any queries please contact: jennie@takeart.org


Take Art is committed to equality and strives to create a diverse and inclusive working environment that reflects the diversity of the UK population. Our recruitment process is open to all, but we particularly wish to encourage applicants from backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the sector as well as our organisation. We value the positive impact that increased diversity will bring to our organisation.