Cubitt's inaugural Civic Fellowship




CUBITT is launching a new 2-year salaried fellowship for a cultural worker or artist working at the intersection of art, social justice, and community organising. This opportunity provides critical organisational support for a radical practitioner exploring ways that creative practice and collaboration with communities can productively navigate political struggle and chronic systemic inequities, building towards infrastructures for new realities to unfold.  

The fellowship allows those with expanded practices bridging the arts and social movement organising to develop creative ideas, build relationships with community members and activist groups in Cubitt’s neighbourhood, and test the liberatory possibilities of the arts.

CUBITT is an artist-led co-operative built on a belief in the value of art and artists in society. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit gallery, community and education programme and 32 low cost artist studios in Islington. Cubitt believes art and artists can support communities in imagining new worlds and ways of being, where people who are most impacted by struggles in their community, are leaders in shaping culture and creativity.

The Civic Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a practitioner working at the intersection of art, community organising and social and spatial justice to join Cubitt between September 2023 – August 2025 for two years of deeply-embedded research with our team and across Islington’s communities. We want to create space for the Fellow to experiment with and develop language and practice around working with communities in struggle.

The Fellowship comprises an initial three-month research period, during which the successful applicant develops their strategy, in conversation with the Programmes team and the Programmes Committee. The Civic Fellow is actively encouraged to test and research methodologies and creative approaches to working with others, at their own pace. 

Dates: September 2023 – September 2025 inclusive

Salary: £32,000 pro-rata for 2 days/week based between Cubitt’s 8 Angel Mews premises and community settings in Islington

Reports to:  Director of Programmes and Education Curator 

  • 24 month fixed-term contract for 2 days per week.
  • £32,000 pro rata

To apply submit a short Expression of Interest via this Google Form: HERE 

To apply Deadline: 12 noon, Thursday 15 June 2023

Successful applicants will be contacted on Friday 30 June 2023

Supported by the Freelands Foundation Space to Dream Fund and Art Fund's Reimagining Fund