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DPS DIARY - Finding a new job

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

I recently gave up my job at Four Store as I felt I wasn't being treated fairly. Since then I have been trying to find a job that is situated more closely within the art world.

I have applied for a 'Gallery Ambassador' job at the Whitechapel Gallery.

the deadline is midnight tonight, so hopefully I will find out if I have an interview sometime tomorrow... !! fingers crossed!!

This morning I had my first DPS tutorial with Jade Montserrat.

See bellow my tutorial form. Based on this, and after I explained to her about needing to find another job (That it would be amazing if I could find a paid placement as this would cover both problems - no job, no future confirmed placements.) we spent the time talking about places I might want to approach, with a mind to gaining experience around curation.

We focused on trying to think of places in north east London, as this is where I am based.

Suggested places to look for job listings.... or maybe to actually get a job!:


- has an internship program.

- Art Production company, helping artists to realise exhibition goals.

Art angel projects take place in unusual locations all over the United Kingdom and on occasion, the world.

Each undertaking requires the collaboration of artists; writers; construction engineers; sound designers; chefs; musicians and electricians. But, consistent across all this work is our core team. Based in Clerkenwell, London, a group of committed and talented people work together to make these exceptional projects happen.


- in Vauxhall... ( also amazing complicated website !! )

- Also publishes

- 'It’s not really about books, or publishing as such, it’s about language. The writers who attract us are those who bestow upon the text a physical condition, for whom language is experienced as such, sometimes painfully so. The writing then is real, and stands equally among things. A resurgence of writing in the younger generation is testimony to the fact that writing is a way of asserting this reality when you have no other means at your disposal.' Cabinet Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Vauxhall, London. The Cabinet presently represents 26 international artists and manages an annual exhibition and events program.


- art history

- articles and books

At Four Corners Books we seek to bring art history to life. Our aim is to explore unfamiliar corners of visual history, share the stories we find, and publish them as well as we can.

Show And Tell: A Chronicle Of Group Material | Art

Independent publisher of art books including the Irregulars and Familiars series.


- Arts funding non profit agency

- Jade said that she used to work with them and maybe has a contact there?

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive. We collaborate with organisations across art forms to imagine a more sustainable sector.

Art Monthly : Newsletter - including jobs, grants, scholarships, exhibitions, commissions, competitions, residencies and fellowships in the Opportunties section

Art Monthly is the UK's leading contemporary art magazine.


other places:


-full time job with TATE

- Is to do with helping connect young people with the arts

- Out of my depth ...!!!

The Schools Relations Co-ordinator will work with colleagues from across the Schools & Teachers (S&T) team to actively reach out to school communities and support their access to and engagement with the S&T programme at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and online. In this role you will have the opportunity to foster sustainable relationships with teachers to promote the importance for young people of learning about themselves and others in the world around them through engaging with art and ideas.

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