We are seeking applications to participate in a jury panel as part of a project led in partnership by Cardboard Citizens and Whitechapel Gallery.

The project will result in a new artwork located in Angel Alley, a narrow street situated between Freedom Press bookshop and Whitechapel Gallery. Formerly a throughway, this street is now a contained space that, whilst rather tiny and unassuming, has a radical and fascinating history.

We are interested in drawing out the stories of Angel Alley through this project, as well as to install some new features to socialise the area – such as a bike shelter and places to sit. One theme that has been identified for this work is ‘mutual aid’, given its history as a radical anarchist concept and also its recent relevance due to the pandemic.

There are two phases to this project. During the first phase, we will hold a commissioning process to select an artist to work on the project. We will invite a shortlist of artists to submit proposals, which will be reviewed by a jury panel, who will convene on a date towards the end of November.

During Phase 2 in January-March 2022, the selected artist will work with a group of Members from Cardboard Citizens to realise this idea together.

The Opportunity

We are looking for two Citz Members to join the jury panel, who will assess the artists’ proposals, interview the artists, and participate in a discussion with the other jury members to come to a final decision about the artist we will progress forward with.

There is a fee of £200 available for each jury member. We anticipate that the time required will consist of one afternoon during the jury panel itself, plus any additional meetings required to introduce you to the Gallery and ensure you are well supported throughout this process.

To apply

Please write a paragraph of max 400 words or submit a video of max 2 minutes explaining why you are interested in this opportunity. We would like to know about your own interests and artistic practice, and how you think being involved in this opportunity would be useful for your development.

We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this position in particular, people of African or Caribbean, South Asian, East and Southeast Asian, or mixed heritage, or part of the Global Majority*, Candidates with lived experience of homelessness, Deaf and/or disabled candidates, Neurodivergent candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates.

* This includes but is not exclusive to people of Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

If you would like an informal chat about this project in advance of sending your application, please email siobhanforshaw@whitechapelgallery.org, or kiri@cardboardcitizens.org.uk

Your application paragraphs or YouTube/WeTransfer links should be emailed to recruitment@cardboardcitizens.org.uk. (Please note: this opportunity is for Citz Members only.)


You will be notified about the outcome of your application by 03 November. We will host 30-minute interviews on Friday 05 November.