Blog Post Commissions, Creative CoLab


We are commissioning 6 freelance writers to write short, informal essays (around 600 words) exploring issues within the arts and cultural sector about which they care. 

About Us:

Creative CoLab is a participatory art organisation based in Worcester. We provide arts, heritage and play programmes for young people in Worcestershire, including workshops; mentoring opportunities; and co-developed programmes which give young people the space to express themselves. 

About the role:
Sort of Nothing Like A Bookclub is a semi-regular newsletter which includes a deep dive on a topic and a selection of recommended additional reading. Previous issues have explored class representation in the arts, the importance of LGBTQ+ History Month, mental health and protecting staff wellbeing  in the cultural sector. 

We are commissioning 6 artists to write a short essay on a topic about which they care deeply, this could be a systemic issue or an element of their practice. This does not need to be a personal story, we are not looking to mine people’s lived experiences. Previous experience is not essential, but is a bonus. We are looking for artists who are able to contribute a well researched which can generate discussion, or inspire others 


£100 fee per article.

How to apply 

Please send short pitches (no more than 250 words) including a potential title, themes for your work, plus a brief outline of your previous experience alongside an up to date CV to by the 28th May 2020. 

Previous issues of Sort of Nothing Like A Book Club are available here, which we recommend looking at to see what previous topics and tone. 

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat with our team, please get in touch.