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Artist Call Out

The SONIG & Youth Arts programme require a warm and welcoming art facilitator to create, deliver and judge this years ‘Search for the Rainbow’ Art Competition for young people in RCT.
The aim of the competition is to raise aspirations, self-esteem, and feelings of wellbeing in budding artists by developing their skills in new art forms and hosting their own exhibition with other young artists.

Project Brief

Young people ages 11-25 must create a piece of work representing their ‘rainbow’ / positive light through dark times – either by using colour, new materials, their skills or another creative way to represent their feelings in their piece.

In agreement with Youth Arts the artist will set a detailed brief for participants (this will be introduced and/or demonstrated during the workshops). Participants will go on to develop their skills and techniques to create and title their pieces for submission to the competition.

The Competition

Part of the competition is that all participants host their own exhibition in a gallery where their families and friends can attend an official launch.

The winner and two runners up also receive art supplies, including appropriate tools/ materials for their chosen art form and further support from the SONIG & Youth Arts Team.

You can watch the previous online tutorials for the competition here : Search for the Rainbow Art Competition – SONIG & Youth Arts 

Ideal Candidate

The successful artist will require to provide their own up to date DBS certificate and public liability insurance. We require your commitment to the following which will be delivered at your own convenience throughout the year:
  • To be able to co-ordinate and deliver 6 x 2.5 hour sessions in total – in schools and in the community
  • A day to shortlist entries, select winners and write short feedback statements
  • To prepare the Exhibition Launch
Interested artists should send through an informal CV and separately your proposal by 31st July 2023
Please email to Jessica Jenkins
Email Subject: Search for the Rainbow – Artist Call Out on
Please outline the following:
  • The media/ techniques you wish to use
  • The brief that you propose and an idea of how you would deliver the techniques to participants
  • What you would be looking for whilst judging pieces


To Learn more about the Search for the Rainbow Competition click below!

Search for the Rainbow Art Competition