Artists / Creative Practitioners required

As part of our 2018 Represent! programme we are looking for artists / creative practitioners to help develop and deliver two schools projects that will allow two very different school groups to explore what ‘representation’ means to them. An output of this project will be a final piece to be displayed in the Represent! exhibition.

To find out more about these opportunities please click on the links below:

Falinge Park High School project

Falinge Park sees how hard it is for young people to reconcile their history and the successes that were built through families indigenous to the area and those who are now third or fourth generation immigrants. There is a need to develop a shared history and look forward to creating a new, positive history.

Through this project they aim to be proactive in developing and promoting a harmonious environment and create a sense of shared history and culture between the different groups who live side by side and attend their school.

Represent! Falinge Park project brief

Represent! Falinge Park application form

Manchester Secondary PRU project

Manchester Secondary PRU is a pupil referral unit that works with young people who have experienced real difficulties in mainstream high schools. As well as teaching the core curriculum they are committed to providing a creative programme that helps pupils feel a part of their community. The students have special educational needs, specifically in social, educational and mental health.

The students have a keen interest in digital media. A journalism and/or photography focus would be of interest, however this is not compulsory.

Represent! Manchester Secondary PRU project brief

Represent! Manchester PRU application form

For any questions or queries, please contact the Learning Officer, Liz Thorpe by email: or phone: 0161 838 9190.

Deadline for applications is midday (12.00pm) on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Represent! Call for Designer & Evaluator

The Manchester suffragette banner in the Conservation Studio at PHM

We are pleased to announce two exciting opportunities to work with us on our 2018 programme.

Represent! Will mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, in which all men and some women won the vote.  This monumental anniversary will be marked across the country, and PHM will be a leading voice in championing the heritage of the people that fought for this fundamental right. We will programme a year long season of exhibitions, events and learning programmes co-curated with marginalised and underrepresented communities on the theme of the struggle for representation.

We are looking for designers to develop the design and visual identity for both the main exhibition and 2018 programme. The full details in the design brief here.

If you would like to submit an expression of interest please return a PDF with the following information to by 5.00pm on Sunday 17 December 2017:

  • Full contact details
  • Relevant examples of your portfolio
  • A statement outlining your understanding of the brief, your values and why you want to work on this project

We are also recruiting an external evaluator to devise and implement a robust evaluation strategy to measure the impact of the museum’s Represent! project running throughout 2018. Full details can be found in the Represent! Evaluation Brief.

Please submit an expression of interest as a PDF, with the following information to by 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017:

  • Brief CV (max two sides of A4)
  • A statement of your suitability for this work and why you would like to undertake it (max 300 words)
  • A plan outlining what your approach would be (max 800 words)
  • A basic budget breakdown
  • Two testimonials/references