Creative Opportunities

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This page is dedicated to sharing creative opportunities both here at Exeter Phoenix and from other creative projects and organisations in the region.

Opportunities at Exeter Phoenix


We are looking for participants, aged 60+, to be interviewed as part of a series of short documentary films being created for the Exeter Cinema Heritage Project. 

The project aims to capture individual and collective memories of cinema going to highlight how the pastime has shaped the city. We want to hear what visiting the cinema was like, what it meant to you and what your earliest memories of going to the cinema in the city are. Whatever your connection to cinema in Exeter, we want to hear from you!

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information contact Luke Hagan at, or call 01392 667055

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Freelance opportunity: Adobe course leaders

We are on the lookout for some new tutors to help deliver our Adobe training courses. We are interested in hearing from people who can teach some or all of the following courses:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

If this sounds like you and you are interested in finding out more, please email 


Has lockdown provided you with a chance to write the first draft of that script you’d been meaning to write? Or practice some new choreography in your garden? Got a bunch of new ideas, but no platform to deliver them? Here’s your chance! Exeter Phoenix is launching a new scratch night for the city.

The first event was planned for November but has been postponed due to the announcement of a second lockdown. If you are interested in performing at an upcoming Scratch Night please contact Naomi to register your interest.

Join Our Team Of Volunteer Stewards

None of the day to day activity at Exeter Phoenix could be accomplished without our passionate team of volunteers and staff to make it happen. We’re always looking for new people to get involved.

Exhibiting Opportunities

Gallery333 is a dedicated space to exhibit small, contemporary art installations. It is an intimate ‘window’ gallery space with a secure glass door situated in a busy location within the building. Dimensions are 125cm high x 74cm wide x 36cm deep.

Double Elephant Print Workshop Gallery in our busy café bar offers a great platform for visual artists based in the South West to exhibit and sell their work. Suitable for 2D artworks with max.  dimensions of approx. 1m. We are looking for a range of contemporary practice including challenging and experimental work

Submissions should be by email with images or web link attached along with an outline proposal, statement and CV if applicable


Opportunities Elsewhere

Theatre Alibi | Volunteer Call Out

The wonderful Theatre Alibi is looking for dedicated volunteers to join them as an integral part of their company this summer and beyond. Would you like to volunteer with us and gain experience at one of the most exciting arts organisations in Exeter?

What you will be up to depends entirely on the project they have running at the time, so it is extremely varied work and changes from year to year. This summer they will be launching We Are St Thomas a special exhibition celebrating the people of St Thomas. But they will be able to tell you more about that at the first volunteer briefing.

One step theatre  | 14 - 18 year old performers call out

For their next project Ears to the Ground, One Step Theatre is looking for a group of 14-18 year olds to work with us to create an original outdoor performance this summer.

They are one of six commissioned artists being supported by a grant from the AHRC as part of the Outside The Box: Open Air Theatre as Pandemic Response project. No experience is necessary, just an interest and enthusiasm to explore.

Over four days (9th, 10th, 13th & 14th August) they will work with participants to create place-responsive audio and movement performances to be presented to a live audience on the 15th August at an outdoor location in Exeter.

Register your interest here >>


Poet in the City is seeking an experienced freelance Marketing and PR freelancer to work with them on the delivery of Collections in Verse: Exeter, an exciting project that will explore the fight for women’s rights across the city, in collaboration with communities, poets and libraries.

We are seeking a Marketing & PR freelancer who has well developed relationships within the cultural scene in Exeter.

Expression of interest:
If you are interested in this role, please send a CV to Ruby Baker, Senior Creative Producer at Poet in the City:

Expression of interest deadline: The opportunity will close once the position has been filled.


SHIFT 2021 was a project led by 2 Associate Artists under 25 and working with hundreds of young people in the region to amplify young voices through the arts. There was a real sense of urgency from those taking part on a number of issues with the overriding message that they did not feel heard by decision makers. SHIFT 2022 aims to build on what was started through SHIFT 2021, providing a platform to honour these voices and take the conversations further using art as a stimulus.

SHIFT 2022 will be curated and delivered by 2 Associate Artists under 25 from the South West. These Associates will lead on the development and programming of SHIFT 2022 in consultation with the wider Festival team and supported by the Take Part team and SHIFT Ambassadors (SHIFT Associate Artists from SHIFT 2021).

Expression of interest:
If you are interested in this role,
please email your application to

Expression of interest deadline: The opportunity will close once the position has been filled.


Libraries Unlimited has successfully obtained funding for two artist/creative practitioner led commissions to work with libraries and their local communities to explore the impact of grief and loss.

We are particularly keen to engage D/deaf and disabled people, and people of colour in our commissions and engagement.  This ties in with our wider work as a charity seeking to add value in our communities by promoting diversity and inclusion in all our activities.  In addition to the £10,000 commission, we have secured £2,000 of funding to support accessibility needs for artists and/or community members.

Expression of interest deadline:
Submit an expression of interest (no more than 2 A4 pages of text/images or 2 minute video) by 9am on Monday 20 September 2021.