Careers with PAPER Arts

Mural Artist

Emerging Mural Artist wanted for mural project with PAPER Arts CIC 

This role would suit a Mural Artist who is in the early stages of their career, seeking experience in delivering a larger-scale project that supports artists with disabilities in painting a mural in Stokes Croft. 

About the project: 

This mural has been designed and will be collaboratively painted with ‘A Typical Collective’, made up of five artists who participated in PAPER Arts’ Creative Employment Programme. The programme was a 6-month course supporting artists with learning disabilities to gain the skills and experience necessary to make a start in Bristol’s artistic community. The wall will represent the Collective and share the message that art is for everybody. The wall will be collaboratively painted with the Collective and the PAPER team coming in shifts to experience painting a mural over the course of two half days. 

You can read a bit more about the collective here 

The job: 

You will prepare and paint the main design onto the wall over a few days, with support from the PAPER team should you need it. You will then support ‘A Typical Collective’ in adding their personal embellishments and design features onto the wall. 

4 days work with a possibility of more. 

About you: 

Friendly, approachable and patient Mural Artist who is happy to offer tips and tricks for first-time street art painters. Punctual and reliable. Some experience in larger scale or outdoor painting (doesn’t have to be professional experience). 

How To Apply

Please send the following to [email protected] with the subject line “Mural Application” 

  • Send us a portfolio of your work 
  • Write a short cover letter including: 

○ Details of previous painting experience 

○ Details of when you have worked collaboratively on a project with a group of people (this could be in a work setting, in an educational setting or on previous 

artistic projects) 

○ Briefly outline your understanding of barriers facing disabled and neurodiverse artists 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to submit your application via video or voice recording. 

The application deadline is 12pm (midday) on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

We will get back to you to tell you if you have been successful or not on Friday 9th July. 

We particularly encourage applications from those who have experienced barriers to accessing employment opportunities in the arts sectors. This includes members of the global majority,

members of LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.



St Pauls, Bristol


Paid at Artist’s Union England rates.

Contract type



For installation - w/c 2nd August 2021, precise dates to be agreed.  Dates for supporting A Typical Collective’s contributions to the wall - 6th and 11th August. 

Application DeadliNE

Wednesday 30th June 2021

How to apply

Email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

More Careers with PAPER Arts


Mural Artist

Paid at Artist’s Union England rates.

Board Members


The future of paper arts

A Statement from the Board of Directors


Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

Sign Up for our mailing list

Be the first to hear about our new courses, and get access to free online resources to build you business skills.