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Open Call: Create/Disrupt

Posted: 16 March 2021

Create/Disrupt is a new programme for artists, aspiring arts workers, makers and producers who have not had formal training or undertaken a degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

Do you consider yourself an artist but don’t have an arts degree?

Do you see a career as an artist or arts worker but feel you haven’t had the opportunity or contacts to make it work?

Would you like to be part of an arts community with support to develop as an artist?


We want to hear from people who may not have thought a career as an artist or arts worker was possible.

We are establishing a community that will open up access to whatever you tell us you need. Whether that is artist mentoring, networking opportunities, developing facilitation skills, access to creative skills workshops, working towards an exhibition or something entirely different.

We are interested in exploring diverse artforms, and are also excited to hear from painters, photographers, collage makers, sculptors, crafters, designers, illustrators, performance artists and everything in between. We want to hear from people who may not have thought a career as an artist was possible.

To get involved or to find out more information, please contact Create/Disrupt project manager Izzy on

This project is free to take part in thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England and Newcastle Culture Investment Fund.