The trio is building a new creative studio, with the young ambitious people of Thamesmead at the very heart of it. They’re looking for five co-founders for this new studio – clear communicators with a passion for creativity, art, community and design, and most importantly with a hunger to help show how these things can positively impact Thamesmead.


The successful five candidates will form a new team that has responsibility for commissioning Thamesmead’s first piece of public art. This long-term, paid work experience opportunity starts in September, with a series of workshops and mentoring opportunities that will prepare the creative studio team to lead the commissioning process for the new artwork, which will be unveiled in the summer of 2022.


This opportunity is ideal for a freelancer or someone who is studying, as it’s a part-time position. Yinka, Joseph and Vickie are inviting 18-29 year-olds who live or work in Thamesmead to apply for one of the five positions.


As a co-founder, you’ll learn on-the-job project management skills, from curating artwork to budgeting and time management. You’ll also have the chance to help decide the future of the creative studio.


The aim is for this opportunity to turn into something that has a long-term impact on Thamesmead as a place to live and work, with the new creative studio team being in a position to take things forward beyond the installation of Southmere’s first piece of public artwork in 2022 . This promises to be ambitious and exciting work, fit for these challenging times, with a focus on disrupting the way the creative sector adds value to London’s communities.


The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 19 August. Click here for details on how to apply.

You can book a 15-minute chat with Vickie, Yinka and Joseph - the team recruiting the five co-founders - here, to discuss any element of the project. Alternatively you can email them at: [email protected].

Application Checklist

Please approach this in the following order:

1) Read the brief in full

2) Prepare your 'No Ordinary CV' doc. (details included in the brief)

3) Prepare your 'You & THM' doc. (details included in the brief)

4) Complete your Equal Opportunities Monitoring form 

5) Complete the application form, attaching the above three documents  


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