Creative consultancy opportunity for ages 18-25 | Play-testing the Future

Are you interested in thinking creatively about the future? Do you enjoy playing games, or telling stories?

Join us as a Creative Consultant and be a part of Modern Art Oxford’s new digital project!

We are inviting 8-10 creative, curious and open-minded individuals between the ages of 18-25 to join a series of online sessions led by digital storyteller and game designer Mel Frances.

Across 5 sessions, the Creative Consultancy group will discuss and explore the future through DIY games design and creative storytelling. The group will play a key role in helping to develop a new participatory digital project for Modern Art Oxford, aimed at young people.

Each Creative Consultant will receive group and 1:1 professional skills development as part of their involvement and payment of £50 per session.

Creative Consultancy session dates:
All sessions will take place remotely online, via Zoom

Saturday 20 November, 2-4pm
Saturday 27 November, 2-4pm
Saturday 11 December, 2-4pm
Saturday 8 January, 2-4pm
Saturday 15 January, 2-4pm

Creative Consultants will receive £50 per session (£250 total fee).

Before you apply, we recommend reading our Creative Consultancy 2021/22 FAQs. To download a Word doc version, click here.

How to apply:
This application should take less than 5 minutes to complete. To express your interest in this opportunity, we ask you to send us the following:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your email address or phone number, so that we can contact you about this opportunity
  • 1 piece of media that represents the future, or a future, either for yourself, someone else, or the planet. This could be anything; a game, a book, a song, photograph, a sound, something you write/draw/create yourself. Your choice can be sent as an image or sound file, a URL link to something on the internet, or you could write it down. If you have time, please briefly share why you chose it as well.

Please send everything in an email to, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Form, which can be downloaded by clicking here. Please click here to download a Word document version.

The deadline for sending us your expression of interest is 5pm, Monday 15 November 2021.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or need any support to apply, please get in touch by emailing or by calling us on +44 (0) 1865 722733. If you’d prefer, you can also send us a private message on Instagram or Facebook.

Please note that this opportunity has limited capacity for up to 10 individuals.

Modern Art Oxford is committed to ensuring we have a workforce that reflects the diversity of our audiences, and we know that working with people from a range of backgrounds is vital for the work we do across our organisation.  For all opportunities at Modern Art Oxford, we particularly welcome hearing from members of the global majority and people with disabilities. Expressions of interest from these groups, where they meet the opportunity’s requirements and capacity, will be guaranteed a place.

It’s hugely important to us that everyone on the project feels fully supported and cared for. We understand that support means different things to everyone, and that everyone has individual needs. For this reason, this Creative Consultancy opportunity includes a 1:1 chat with a member of our team to answer any questions and help to ensure our spaces are as comfortable for you as possible.

To help our work in this important area, we have asked everyone to complete and include in their expression of interest a confidential Equal Opportunities Form. You are not obliged to fill in this form but it would greatly assist us in monitoring the impact of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. The information on this form is confidential. No information will be published or used in any way, which allows individuals to be identified. You can download this form as a Pdf by clicking here and as a Word document by clicking here.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you.

This opportunity is generously supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

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