Get Creating: Opportunities for artists and creatives!

Mon 06 Mar 2023

Get Creating: Opportunities for artists and creatives!

About Libraries Unlimited

Libraries Unlimited is a staff and community owned charity, established in April 2016. Our services and experiences are delivered through 54 public libraries across Devon and Torbay, four mobile libraries; FabLab Devon, the home library service and our Business and IP Centre Devon.


We are looking for innovative artists working across all disciplines to work with our libraries during season 2 (August-November 2023) of our creative programme. This programme will offer unique, high quality, thought-provoking workshops, performances, and creative discussion panels, events and activities to library communities.

You are invited to submit a proposal on the theme of ‘Get Creating’. Your proposal should be suitable for a variety of library locations across Devon and Torbay. Please include details of any space requirements, target audience(s), and optimum number of participants/audience members etc.

Please indicate the scale of your offer (inclusive of any travel expenses and materials):

  • up to £250*
  • up to £500
  • up to £1000

* Travel over 30 miles will be reimbursed for offers up to £250



Previous experience of delivering/facilitating creative activity

Alignment with the values of Libraries Unlimited

An interest in working with libraries in Devon and Torbay

Experience of working with children, young people and under-served communities

Willingness to contribute to evaluation and reporting

Public liability insurance and current enhanced DBS

Shortlisting Criteria

Contribution to diversity

Engaging and thought provoking

Contribution to range of art forms

Proven quality of delivery

Fits the brief (relevance to theme)

Logistic viability

We know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to creating spaces and events where all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from artists and creatives who are likely to be underrepresented in our communities, and/or from those whose work specifically seeks to engage audiences from underrepresented communities.


Project timeline

Deadline for submission: Friday 31 March, 5pm

Artists informed and Get Creating programme announced by early June

Call-out for A Better Tomorrow (Season 3) offers: July


Please e-mail a recent CV and covering letter (250 words max) outlining your proposal, along with a photo that could be used to publicise your event to Rae Hoole, Creative Communities Producer,