Creative Call Out: ‘Something to Say’ – Workshop Facilitators

  • Are you passionate about creating change with people?
  • Are you a creative thinker (from the field of STEAM) with an interest in collaboration?
  • Do you have experience of working with children and young people, and their families?
  •  Are you from an underrepresented community who has ‘something to say’?

What it is

Lakeland Arts are actively looking for a diverse group of creative practitioners, engineers, scientists or mathematicians to run our ‘Something to Say’ workshops during the summer holidays (Monday 25 July – Saturday 3 September) at Windermere Jetty Museum site.

The invention of steam brought great possibilities and opportunities to Windermere and the world. Now we want to use our site to ‘Say Something’, give hope at a time when we need it, activate minds and get people involved in expressing their thoughts and ideas?

You and the role

You (individual or collective) like to use creativity to say something, and get people involved. It can be from the climate emergency to queer rights, from rights for disability to pollution.

You (individual or collective) will be leading on designing and delivering the workshops, but there will be an opportunity to work with the Creative Producers at Lakeland Arts to develop those ideas with confidence.

Lakeland Arts

Lakeland Arts works across Cumbria to create sustainable, artistically and socially compelling, learning and participation opportunities. We work with schools, community organisations and partners to deliver projects that support wellbeing, learning and skills development all connected back to the rich and varied cultural heritage of our region.

Lakeland Arts is the custodian of a fascinating collection of objects, art, boats, textiles, local history and much more. The collection can be discovered through our venues Abbot Hall, Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house, Lakeland Museum and Windermere Jetty Museum and through our changing programme of contemporary exhibitions and special events.


  • Must run from 12-4pm each day
  • Tuesday to Saturday
  • Over one week in summer holidays (Monday, 25 July – Saturday, 3 September)
  • Any type of creativity discipline, with a strong STEAM (Science Tech Engineering Arts Maths) focus
  • Participation is key; people might work together to create and build something collaboratively or individually, family or group.

Budget for workshop £1500

  • Fee £750 (£150 per day)
  • Resources & Travel £250
  • Development £500 (all selected artists will be expected to spend a day planning their ideas with the Head of Engagement and content and Creative Producers who will act as support team during your week, this can be done online)

How to apply

  • Covering letter, or video, of why you want to do it (ideally with availability)
  • Portfolio & CV
  • Referee
  • Apply to
  • Actively looking for responses from underrepresented voices


  • Submissions by Friday 27 May, 5pm
  • Decisions made and successful creative practitioners contacted by Tuesday 07 June
  • Meetings (online or in person with site visit) Friday 10 – Friday 24 June
  • Required Marketing & Communication detail by Friday 01 June
Closing date Job type Temporary Remuneration Salary Job location North West Contact email