Open Call: Artists wanted for live online workshops during the Bouts Art School for Young People


The Bowes Museum invites proposals from Artists living in the North to deliver an online creative workshop for young people, in response to the painting of  St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child,  from the Workshop of Dieric Bouts (c.1415-1475).  

Choose to explore themes within the painting or techniques used to create it. 

Workshops of 20-30 minutes will be broadcast live on the Museum’s website throughout July and August.. 

Deadline: Tues 30th June at 5pm

Interviews online: Mon 6th & Tues 7th July 2020.

To Apply: Proposal to include your chosen theme or technique, plus list of materials; previous experience of delivering workshops. (Max 500 words)

Fee: £250 inclusive of planning, test-run of the workshop, delivery of live online workshop, a one-page A4 PDF & evaluation.

For further information, including criteria and additional information about the painting, contact the Project Co-ordinator: 

Jess White on jessica.white@thebowesmuseum.org.uk


Download the application pack here

Application Pack

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