Project Updates

Participants sought for temporary public artwork in Bedworth

New exciting paid and volunteering opportunities for temporary public artwork in Nuneaton & Bedworth

A unique public artwork and memorial to those lost to Covid was announced this week. Sanctuary will be a temporary structure and communal space of healing in the Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth, built by the local community to commemorate the nation’s loss during Covid.
Produced by Artichoke, the UK’s leading producers of extraordinary live events, and delivered in association with Coventry-based company Imagineer, Sanctuary will bring people together from across the region and provide real opportunities for employment and training, working through community groups and local partners.
Opportunities exist for local people from a range of different backgrounds to assist with the construction, decoration and management of the structure and there are both volunteer and paid roles available.

Roles available:


Paid work placements for Sanctuary Build Participants, starting 5 – 19 May

  • Sanctuary Build Participants will play a key role in the project; closely working with Site Crew and the artist’s team to construct, decorate and assist with the artwork onsite
  • Construction/carpentry experience isn’t essential, as training will be given and you will be guided by our team at all times
  • Participants will need to be available between 5 – 19 May and be able to commit to at least a week to the project and attend a training session
  • This is a paid work placement and participants will receive the Living Wage for their time

If you’d like to get involved in the build and learn new skills in the process, complete our Build Participant Application Form

Deadline for applications: 20 March

Volunteer Sanctuary Guardians, starting 21 May

  • Sanctuary Guardians will be the main point of contact for visitors, giving information about the project and supporting them to interact and connect with the artwork
  • Dates between 21 – 28 May 2022 with shifts available during the day and in the evening
  • Volunteer Guardians will need to commit to at least two shifts and also attend a training session
  • Volunteers should be aged 18 and over but we may be able to accept 16-17 years olds on a case-by-case basis so please get in touch

Complete our Guardian Form if you’d like to volunteer to become a Guardian, orientating visitors to Sanctuary when it is open to the public. 

Student Carpenters, starting 4 January 2022

UPDATE: Please note applications for  this opportunity are now closed

Working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and their expert carpenters, the students will be building the frame of Sanctuary, a bespoke 65ft structure!
  •  All travel to and from the workshop in Stratford, PPE and tools will be provided
  • Dates are from 4 January to 9 February, when the frame moves to the Miners Welfare Park in Bedworth, there is the potential for participants to continue with the project if they’d like to see it all the way through to Sanctuary opening to the public on the 7 March
  • Working hours are from 9am – 4.30pm, with breaks
  • Suitable for those who are 18+ and have level 2 or 3 carpentry experience
  • All health & safety training and manual handling will be given on site
  • The RSC are able to take 4 – 8 students

For more information

We are very happy to answer any questions. If you need any further information about these opportunities, please get in touch with Maeve McDonnell:
020 4526 3654

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