Artist practitioners (freelance)

We are currently seeking freelance Artist Practitioners to run sessions within care homes across the Isle of Wight. 

If you are passionate about helping people, have a degree or studio training in fine art practice and preferably an interest and understanding of art history why not consider joining our rosta of freelance artist practitioners delivering our programme of high quality arts workshops in care settings across the Island. 

Independent Arts has more than 30 years' experience of providing creative activities to older people and community groups. Through our Workshops for Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of activities, which are delivered to a variety of clients in both residential homes and community settings.

We work hard to provide trained, skilled and talented practitioners for our clients and we are constantly developing the selection of activities we can provide. We are looking for Creative Practitioners to deliver arts sessions in care homes island wide.

This is a part time freelance role and a DBS check will be required. Experience of working with older or disadvantaged people is desirable.  

Ideally you will:

  • Have a degree or studio training in fine art practice.
  • Have an interest and understanding of art history.
  • Have a good level of communication skills.
  • Have an interest in the arts and the welfare of disadvantaged people.
  • Have good organisational skills and record keeping.
  • Appreciate the confidential nature of our work.
  • Be willing to travel to sessions island wide – own transport is essential.

If you are successful you will be subject to a DBS check. 

Please apply with an up to date CV, completed form (download below) and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "Artist Practitioner" in the subject line and email to [email protected] or send by post.



We are always keen to hear from experienced practitioners in movement, art, music or reminiscence who may be interested in joining Independent Arts' rosta of freelance artists delivering sessions in care homes across the isle of Wight.

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