Outside In: Step Up at The Wellcome Collection

We are looking for three Outside In artists, or artists who meet our criteria, to take part in a new Step Up Interpreting Collections course at the Wellcome Collection.


The Wellcome Collection is a museum based at Euston Road, London, displaying an unusual mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks exploring 'ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art'.


The artists will be trained through the Step Up Interpreting Collections programme, which  provides people with the skills to research and interpret works of art. For more information, please visit: www.outsidein.org.uk/Step-Up-Interpreting-Collections-course


Artists will be supported to develop personalised research into the Wellcome Collection archive including their offsite collection located at Blythe House in West Kensington.


The course will take place at the Wellcome Collection and at Blythe House. Participants will need to be able to commit to attending five full days on:

Monday 10 July
Monday 24 July
Monday 4 September
Monday 18 September
Monday 2 October


Places on this course are free and participants will have their travel, lunch and other reasonable expenses paid.


If you are interested in this opportunity, or have any questions, please contact Hannah Whitlock by calling 01243 770845 or emailing h.whitlock@pallant.org.uk  


Submissions are made by filling out a short application form. We are happy to provide this information in any other format, please let us know.


The deadline for applications: Monday 22 May

Interview date: Monday 12 June


Step Up is the professional development arm of Outside In and offers training in a number of arts sector skills (www.outsidein.org.uk/Training). On completion of the project participants will receive a Step Up certificate.


For more information about The Wellcome Collection visit www.wellcomecollection.org


“I would definitely recommend Step Up to other people. The first thing I would say is that it’s great for your confidence, and it really helps you to collate and build a portfolio. It also gives you the confidence to work in other areas. Participants start defining themselves as artists, not just a ‘person that does art.’ It’s very inspiring and it has really informed my work. The academic side really excited me too – interpreting the collections at the Gallery and researching the archives, which I love.” LWG, artist and Step Up trained 

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