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]

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