Becoming a Barefoot Artist

Barefoot artists/practitioners work in local schools and community settings and offer a wide range of skills and experience. Barefoot requires artists/practitioners to:

  • Be friendly, approachable and reliable
  • Be a practicing professional artist
  • Have experience of working in schools or other education settings*
  • Hold an enhanced certificate of disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau issued within the last two years
  • Hold Public Liability Insurance
  • Have two references based on work done in schools or education settings within the last 6 months
  • Sign up to all Barefoot core organisational policies

There is a registration fee of £30 (payable on successful registration) which covers the cost of processing the application and the creation of an online artist profile. The artist registration form can be downloaded below.

Barefoot contracts artists to work on creative projects on a freelance basis and requires all artists to be registered as self-employed with HMRC. 

Opportunities are on an ‘as and when’ basis due to the nature of our work. Being registered as a Barefoot artist does not guarantee employment in schools or community settings.

Barefoot can also help develop project ideas, support funding applications and can advise on marketing projects to targeted groups – if we can be of any help please contact us.

* If you are an artist who is interested in working in education settings but do not have any experience, Barefoot can give you support and advice and offer training and shadowing opportunities.  If you would like to discuss how we can help you please get in touch.

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julie matthews,
20 Mar 2012, 04:51