Call for artists

Illustrator/Animator, University of Exeter

Call for pro­pos­als: under­stand­ing decoloni­sa­tion’ through illustration

17:00 22/04/22
£30k-£40k (pro rate) Part time
Contact Name
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter has undertaken an institution-wide collaborative project to produce a Decolonisation Toolkit. This resource is designed to support staff and students in decolonising their approaches to teaching and learning, ultimately leading to a more equitable education experience. The toolkit has been developed by Riadh Ghemmour, Fatuma Mohaumd, Tina Verhaeghe, and Caitlin Kight.

While we have tried to provide a multimedia experience, we nevertheless have a huge number of written resources. This is particularly challenging where we are discussing complex and dense ideas such as the definition of ‘decolonisation’ and associated terms and their application.

To address this, we are looking to commission a set of illustrations and/or short animations to achieve the following goals:

Provide a visual representation / explanation / exploration of the term ‘decolonisation’
Provide creative renderings of ideas such as (but not limited to – additional suggestions welcome):

Social justice

The artist would have full access to the Decolonisation Toolkit while preparing the pieces; this will allow them to understand the wider context in which their work would be sitting and to ensure they feel comfortable with collaborating on the project.

We aim for the finer details of this commission to be reached through discussion with the appointed artist(s). The exact number of works, location in the toolkit, and selected ideas/themes to be explored are to be agreed post-interview. The Toolkit space can accommodate a range of formats and artists would be welcome to include an accompanying artist statement to be posted alongside the work. While we would host the pieces within the Toolkit, we would recognise that it remains the artist’s intellectual property and may be used elsewhere as the artist sees fit.

We're offering a budget up to £3,000 and the final pieces must be completed and submitted by Tuesday 12th July. During the commission, we anticipate 1-2 opportunities to feed back on your work-in-progress.

Find out more and submit a proposal now by visiting our website (link above).