Kirklees Windrush Mural Artist Call Out


Chol International Arts and Kirklees Local Television (KLTV) are looking for an experienced street artist to work with local young people to develop a new large-scale mural commemorating and celebrating the impact of Kirklees’ Windrush Generation. 

The project is funded by the Windrush Day Grant Scheme with additional funding from Kirklees Council, and the design for the mural will be influenced by workshops and sessions with local young people as well as by first-hand testimony from the local windrush generation and their descendants as collected in film and print by KLTV. 

Artist Specification: 

We are looking for an artist with experience in street art, graffiti, mural art and outdoor visual art. 

We welcome all applicants and are particularly keen to hear from artists who have a personal connection to the Windrush Generation. We are also keen to hear from artists who are based in Yorkshire and the wider North of England. 

An element of facilitation and working with groups and young people is integral to this role however no previous experience in this area is necessary. Chol and KLTV are experienced facilitators, however an openness to be guided by the concepts and discussions that come out of the workshops and through the ideas generating sessions is essential. 


Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire 


£4000 + materials budget of up to £4000 


Approximately 20 days of delivery including workshops, design and painting. Phase One:

  • Deadline for submissions – 5pm, Friday 10th Sept 
  • Response to all applicants – w/c 13th Sept 
  • Engagement day & other workshops: throughout Oct 

Phase Two: 

  • Ideas presentation: Late October / November 
  • Mural start: TBC 
  • Mural Finish: TBC 

We are currently working with Kirklees Council to find the perfect spot for our mural and therefore may need to approach this engagement as Phase 1 (ideas generating and working with schools/groups) & Phase 2 (mural design and painting once wall is secured). 

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please submit a link to your portfolio along with a few words (200 max) or short video (no longer than 2 mins) on why this opportunity is important and relevant to you by 5pm, Friday 10th September to Lauren Townsend on 

If you would like to have a phone conversation to discuss any aspect of the project before submitting your interest please email Lauren Townsend on 

We will endeavor to respond to all applicants in w/c 13th September. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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