Artist Opportunity - Front Room Art Club

We are looking to appoint a professional, experienced artist to develop a visual arts project that people can take part in from their own homes, or at small group sessions, supported by partner staff and volunteers. 

The project will aim to engage around 20-25 participants and will also see the chosen artist devise the project and deliver workshop ‘skills development’ sessions with the volunteers and staff, who will in turn pass these skills on to the participants in their own homes through 1:1 visits, or in small groups meeting at NCCD. 

The aim is that artworks created through the Front Room Art Club will result in a collaborative artwork to be showcased at NCCD.

To apply:

Please supply a copy of your CV and up to ten images / videos (no more than 5 mins) that reflect your artistic quality and provide evidence of previous work.
The deadline for all applications is Friday 17 April. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

A shortlist will be drawn up and suitable candidates will be interviewed on Friday 24 April by representatives from the partners and NCCD – please not this date is likely to be postponed due to the current crisis. Applications (and enquiries) should be submitted via email to:

Lucy Lumb, Visual Arts Development Co-ordinator (NCCD):

Expression of interest deadline: Friday 17 April

Volunteer Application Form

Learning Team Volunteer Call-out

Our Learning team are looking to recruit a regular volunteer to assist in a number of regular sessions working primarily with children aged 5-14yrs but also occasionally assisting with our new adult Craft Club.

The purpose of the role is to support NCCD staff in the preparation, delivery and tidying of our Tots Tuesday, Home Education and Craft Club groups.

We are looking for someone who can commit to regular volunteering and preferably someone who has a background in arts, craft or design and this represents a great opportunity if you are looking for more experience working in the creative industry.

The cost of parking in Eastgate car park will be reimbursed. 

To Apply, please send a completed volunteer application form to

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please email

"My volunteering experience at The National Centre for Craft and Design has been of great use to me, my confidence and my future. The supportive staff play a key role in progressing my confidence, skills and knowledge in art specific areas. My aim for the near future is to secure myself employment in a workplace that echoes the atmosphere found within The National Centre for Craft and Design which radiates motivation, excitement and learning progression."

Catherine Pritchard - Volunteer


We have number of volunteers who work closely with our core team at NCCD assisting in the delivery of numerous aspects of our exhibition and learning programme here at NCCD. Volunteers work in a number of capacities including working with the marketing, customer service, learning and exhibitions teams on a wide variety of project and events. Our volunteer scheme is a mutually beneficial experience in which volunteers assist in the delivery of our programme, while also developing skills and experience in a lively and creative environment.

Volunteering at NCCD will allow you to become part of our friendly close knit team and gain a key insight into the workings of a nationally renowned arts venue. Volunteers also benefit from discounts in our café and shop, as well as invites to special events and exhibition previews.

If you’re passionate about craft, design and the arts and have a strong customer focus then we’d love to hear from you.

Applicants must be aged 16+

Fill in a volunteer application form and email it to

Volunteer Application Form


As an organisation, we’re constantly looking to deliver high quality inclusive experiences to both the local community and audiences from further afield. But, to do this we rely on the support of our visitors and supporters. We’re dedicated to providing a range of FREE events, workshops and world-class exhibitions here at NCCD, and in order to keep delivering such a high-quality programme donations from our visitors are more important than ever.

If you care as passionately about craft and design as we do and would like to help us continue to deliver our learning, education and exhibitions programme, please contact us 

Donations can be made in one of our donation boxes in our gallery or at reception.