Artist Callout For A Socially Engaged Project

We're looking for an artist/artists to help us with a socially engaged project as collaboration with Cross Lane Hospital/Crescent Arts and Scarborough Museums Trust.

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Crescent Arts (CA), Cross Lane Hospital (CLH) and Scarborough Museums Trust (SMT) are seeking a digitally-focused artist with experience of working in settings with people with mental health needs to undertake a co-produced creative investigation with in-patients at CLH. They will lead a project to explore how digital technology can be used to support well-being, reduce isolation and de-escalate stress. The project is part of the warm welcome CA and SMT want to extend to people with diverse minds and bodies and is a first step to help us learn how we can support specifically people who have lived experience of mental illness when they visit our venues.  

What is the project?

This pilot project will see an artist/s supported by CA and SMT to work with staff and in-patients at CLH to develop in collaboration, a digitally focused project/work that can aid and think about the role of creativity in supporting the well-being of people who experience mental health conditions and creating healing environments. The project will be adaptable – thinking about process not just product – and responsive to the care needs of all involved throughout. It will incorporate action-learning and the artist will be expected to participate in on-going evaluation activities, which may include interviews and a reflective journal. We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applicants who are usually under-represented in the arts.

Please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments or access requirements you would need in order to be interviewed for the role. 

If you have any queries about the content of this brief, please contact Dorcas Taylor, Curator at SMT ( and Martha Cattell, Curator at CA ( who are co-leading this project.

Please submit your CV and statement of interest to: by Monday 14 June. We will meet with shortlisted artists (by zoom or in person, depending on availability and access needs) on Monday 21 June.

For more information about how to apply follow the links below:

Artist Brief – Cross Lane Hosptital Project

Copy of Artist Brief – Cross Lane Hosptital Project (LARGE PRINT VERSION)

Audio recording of Artist Brief:

Part 1:

Part 2:

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