imprint / Opportunities / Mon 19 Dec 2022

Nature Inside Paid Intern Opportunity

imprint is looking for an emerging creative/dance artist who has a love of nature and wild spaces, is keen to use their movement experience, and is looking to develop their project management skills. You will join a small and dedicated team delivering an inspiring participatory project with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and a London Primary school.

We’re looking for someone to join us from January to August 2023.

A fee of £2,950 is offered for this role.

Nature Inside is a participatory dance and film project explored and devised with children and young people, two experienced contemporary dancers, an emerging artist (the intern), and is a project with imprint, Great Ormond Street Hospital Arts (GOSH Arts), and Argyle Primary School, Camden. Nature Inside is a commission from GOSH Arts supported with a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

Through a series of creative workshops with participants at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we’ll gather stories and memories of nature, and develop movement ideas together which will inform two dance films, filmed in different wild and natural locations. The content of the films will authentically respond to participants' connections with their wild spaces, interpreting their real and imagined experiences - and their movement vocabulary.

Project Partners:
Great Ormond Street Hospital is a children’s hospital in London; GOSH Arts provides exciting and new creative experiences and performances for children, families and staff at the hospital. This includes patients who are staying in the hospital and those receiving care at home.

imprint is a small independent arts organisation exploring people’s connection with nature through creativity. It’s led by Anne Colvin who is a Dance Artist and Creative Practitioner, and Digital Artist Matthew Bartram. The inspiration for imprint comes from the different ways we connect with our natural and wild environments, the imprints we leave and the memories we take away.

Nature Inside is the second project developed and delivered by imprint, following the success of My Fantastic Place (MFP) in 2021.

About the Role:
This role provides an opportunity for a young creative interested in pursuing a career in participatory arts to learn about and contribute to the creative development of Nature Inside.

imprint is looking for a young creative with the following skills, interests and qualities…
-an interest in nature and the outdoors
-being responsive in a range of creative ways
-a readiness to translate thoughts and ideas through the body
-an ability to move in a free, non-stylised way
-creative generosity
-physically honesty
-good communication skills and a sensitivity in communicating and -supporting others
-a respect for others, in particular, the needs of Disabled and -Neurodiverse individuals
-an ability to work well with others with an attitude of “let’s”
-digitally competent with an eagerness to learn
-self motivated to work independently
-competent and interested in sharing content on social media
-a keenness to collaborate creatively and explore ideas with others
-enjoys engaging in the process of projects
-an ability to work within timeframes and be adaptable to change
-humour and playfulness
-open to exploring in wild places with the imprint artist team
-happy to dance in the wind and rain!

The Nature Inside Project will offer…
*Experience of what working as a freelancer in the creative arts industry can be
*The information and skills required to support people with a diverse range of abilities and needs
*Support and encouragement on your creative journey, exploring and developing your own creative practice
*Professional level experience
*Developing artistic and creative skills in devising work with professional dancers
*Facilitating in workshop environments

Your role will include…
*Supporting the creation of resources and creative activity
*On location creation and filming with the creative team
*Supporting the delivery of Immersive workshop events at Argyle Primary School, Camden
*Participating in the creative evaluation at the end of the project
*Responsible for developing and sharing daily social media content
*Developing your Project Management skills, working alongside imprint Project Manager
*General Administration

The imprint team is based in the South East of England. If a suitable candidate is based outside of the area, we can work around any planned face-to-face activity.

The successful candidate will require a DBS check if they are not currently on the Update Service, and are required to have their own Public Liability Insurance

A fee of £2,950 for 29.5 days (8 hours per day) is offered for this position.

imprint will contribute to any travel expenses incurred throughout the project. This will be agreed in advance between imprint and the Intern in writing.

Key dates:
Commencement of this position will be from mid-late January 2023; the role will be completed by 20 August 2023.

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 18th December 2022

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 9 January, and can be arranged in the daytime or evening, either in-person or via Zoom.

How to Apply:
In writing, or via video of up to 2 minutes (please include a link to your video in your application email), plus a link to your own movement footage (existing footage is fine, no need to create this especially for your application).

Please send applications to by Midnight on Sunday 18th December 2022.

Please include in your application…
*your name
*contact details
*a brief overview of your artistic background and your interests
*an explanation of why this role interests you and what you can bring to the project, referring to the information provided.

We want to make it as easy as possible for people from the widest range of backgrounds to come and work with us. We will prioritise candidates who meet the skills, interests, and qualities listed for this role and who identify as disabled (including Deaf, disabled, neurodiverse and those with learning disabilities) and those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in our workforce, such as those who are African, Asian or ethnically diverse or from low socio-economic backgrounds.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application and inviting an enthusiastic young creative to our small team.

For more information visit

Opportunity Location


76 Cranleigh Road
BN14 7QR

Telephone: 07813 606 740

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