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Open Call: Freelance Artist to run School Workshops

The Museum of Slavery and Freedom (MōSaF London) is a recently formed local community group campaigning to raise awareness about the substantial historical connections between the area of Deptford, the British trade in enslaved humans, and the fight for freedom from it on our shores. Our aim is to lay out the complex history of slavery and celebrate freedom in a clear, accessible way for the general public. Therefore, our programme is directed to a wide audience, with specific interest in actively involving and empowering the local residents.

We are now seeking one artist to run a series of workshops in local schools in collaboration with our education team and the curatorial office Looking Forward. The workshops should be inspired by the research material provided by MōSaF London on the history of slavery in London. The selected artist will need to have proven experience working with children (8 to 11 years) and an interest in storytelling, heritage and social justice.


Get more information about MoSAF, download the MōSaF Map designed by Greg Bunbury.

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The budget of up to £2,500 per 5 half-day workshops should cover all artist fees, materials, set-up, workshops, transportation, risk assessments and public liability insurance.

We are open to creative ideas in any medium and also welcome collaboration and group applications. Please submit your expression of interest, alongside a CV detailing your previous work and experience (no more than four pages long) to

Workshops to be delivered between July and September 2022.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 June 2022 at 5 pm.

MōSaF London and Looking Forward are actively anti-racist organisations and through all our opportunities look to amplify the voices of those who are marginalised and underrepresented. We are actively seeking applications from Black artists, artists of colour, LGBTQIA+ artists and disabled artists.


Please note, we do not expect a full proposal – just creativity, enthusiasm, and information on your relevant experience. We will contact the short-listed artists to discuss further.


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