BPF Creative Committee 2020 – 2021 Open Call

Bristol Photo Festival is new and innovative international photography festival based in Bristol. It produces national, international solo and group exhibitions, talks, events, workshops and training through a partnership model of collaboration with all the key photography, visual arts and cultural venues in the city. Bristol Photo Festival is developing a Creative Committee to work collaboratively with the festival team, city venue and community partners.

This is a new committee with 3 vacant positions which will sit alongside the Festival Director- Tracy Marshall, Education & Engagement Director – Alejandro Acin and Bristol based artist and academic Amak Mahmoodian. 

It is our desire to have a diverse and innovative committee with a wide breadth of experience, age and representation and we have created a job spec on this basis. As an entirely remotely based committee we welcome applicants from all international bases as well as locally based.

Elmdale Road, Bedminster: rear living room after refurbishment. 1950s. From Bristol Archives Ref. 40826/HSG/119/8


The Creative Committee will:

– Selecting two more exhibiting artists/collectives for the first edition of the festival in 2021: “A Sense of Place”.

— Decide the artistic theme of the second edition with an initial selection of artists for the programme in the main festival venues for 2022/2023. 

– Consult on future partnerships & collaborations. 

These positions are freelance and will require a commitment of 35 hours over an 18-month period to begin January 2021. Meetings and all interactions will be undertaken via Zoom. Fee for this role will be £1000 and paid in 4 stages throughout the term.


– Two year’s experience working in the arts – this can be within a voluntary or professional capacity.

– A passion and interest in contemporary photography and/or visual archives.

– An understanding of the aims and objectives of Bristol Photo Festival

– Demonstrable commitment to teamworking and collaborative ethos. 

To apply send CV alongside a short covering document to info@bristolphotofestival.org Subject: Creative Committee laying out how you meet the above spec and feel you can contribute to the Creative Committee for the festival. 

DEADLINE November 13, 2020 Midnight (GMT +1)