Image above: Previous winner 2016, Rufus Newell


Joan Day Painting Bursary

South Square Gallery is pleased to offer an annual bursary to support an emerging artist to exhibit new and recent work in the gallery. Emerging artists who work primarily in paint are invited to apply for an exhibition in September 2018. A bursary of £500 will be awarded to assist with the costs of preparing and installing the work.

The bursary is awarded as a tribute to the memory of Joan Day, a highly skilled painter who lived and worked in the West Yorkshire region for much of her life.

To apply please email the following to:

·Covering letter - explaining what you would gain from this opportunity and your connection to the region. (500 words max)
·Artist’s statement (300 words max)
·Documentation of previous work
·CV (2 sides max)

Full time students are not eligible; however we welcome applications from final year students due to graduate. Priority will be given to artists locally.

Please consider the context of the gallery and centre when submitting your application. To find out more about South Square Gallery come and see our current exhibitions or visit our website:

Deadline for applications: 13 April 2018

Events Trainee – South Square Centre & The Hepworth Wakefield

Hours: 14 hours per week (over 2 days)
Length of contract: 6 months
Rate: £8.75 per hour with travel subsidiaries available
Report to: Yvonne Carmichael, South Square Centre


Aimed at emerging creatives looking to gain experience of arts, heritage and community programming and working with a variety of audiences and practitioners, this is an excellent opportunity to work for a small-scale grassroots art, community and heritage organisation South Square Centre, with a regular placement at world class gallery The Hepworth Wakefield.
As a member of the South Square team you will have a key role in the development and delivery of our artistic programme, activities will include marketing (social media and print), programming and installing exhibitions, delivering workshops and devising your own engaging events. At the Hepworth Wakefield you will be supporting the events team with the planning and production of The Hepworth Wakefield Summer Fair, along with other events.
South Square Centre and The Hepworth Wakefield will work together to mentor you throughout the period.

For more information on the role, please see the Role Description Document.

Deadline for Applications: 9th April 2018

Application Process: Please submit a covering letter and CV as one document with a maximum 4 pages, outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role. Applications can be sent to

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