Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists

Open Call for Deaf Creative Mentors

Are you passionate about equality of access to the arts? Do you identify as Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Are you Welsh or based in Wales? Find out how you can work with us… ​​​​​​​




Hear We Are is a Deaf-led project from Jonny Cotsen. It will explore the intersectional perspectives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, particularly those working in, or excluded from, the creative sector. In partnership with Chapter Arts Centre, Hear We Are has received funding to establish a Wales-wide network of safe spaces for Deaf and Hard of Hearing creatives to meet, share experiences and explore ideas.​​​​​​​

They are now looking to employ two creative mentors to take on exciting support roles within this project. Working alongside Jonny, the mentors will support interested artists and creatives, and seek out those who have been previously excluded within their communities.

They’re keen to hear from people interested in making a social change and we welcome applicants in any discipline.

The selected creative mentors will receive mentoring from Jonny Cotsen, gain experience, develop new skills and receive valuable insight into the creative industries.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Creative mentor fee: £200 per day

Contracted days: 40 (30 in Phase 1; 5 each in Phases 2 and 3)
The initial 30 days to be carried out between February and June 2022

Access: the project is supported by an access fund. We will discuss your specific requirements with you and provide appropriate access support for you to deliver the contracted work. We will also provide access support for any meetings required, and for networking events in your role as a creative mentor.

Deadline: 25 Feb 2022

Download the document at the bottom of the page for full details and how to apply.

If you’re interested but want to know more, or if you have questions about whether this opportunity is for you, we’re happy to talk.

Please email hearweare@chapter.org and we’ll get back to you.