Easel is a social mobility initiative set up to help further equal opportunity and accessibility within the art industry and support and encourage people from all backgrounds to consider it a viable career choice. We intend to counter the trend that a career in the arts is exclusively for the privileged by providing a free resource to guide and advise all students who wish to pursue a career in the arts, but lack the contacts, knowledge or funds.

Welcome to our website – the first point of call for the Easel community. Browse the variety of jobs available within the art industry, read blogs and articles written by industry professionals, review our helpful information page and peruse industry news.
Our Mentorship Programme can help any candidate, aged 18 or over, who is planning or considering a career in the arts, but needs guidance and support.
Launching in 2019, our Grant Scheme will be for graduates who have come through the Mentorship Programme and secured an internship or a placement, but are not able to support themselves financially on the low salary offered to them.
Easel holds an annual careers fair specifically for the art industry in June.

Helpful Information

A collection of key resources, galleries, museums, events & podcast to help you be in the know.

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Meet the team

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Charlotte Maxwell


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Vittoria Recchi


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Tom Best


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Professional Portraits

Professional Portraits

Have you ever wondered what the daily routine of an Art Restorer is or how an Auctioneer prepares for a sale? Find our here!

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Anna Povejsilova

Junior Specialist

Christie's Auction House

Published: 24th May 2017

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Laura Preece

Editor of Content and Social Media


Published: 2nd July 2017

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The Mentorship Progamme

The Sutton Report ‘Evaluating Access’ identifies mentoring as one of the most effective methods of increasing the number of disadvantaged young people at University. Find out more about EASEL's mentorship program can help.

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Grant Scheme

The Easel Grant Scheme will launch early 2018. Click here for more information.

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Industry Reports & Articles

Learn more about the industry from our industry reports and articles.


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