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Volunteering at Impressions Gallery

Volunteering at Impressions Gallery is an excellent way to gain experience of working for an arts organisation as part of a professional creative team.

Opportunities include assisting the gallery with the installation of our exhibitions and the running of our associated events and activities.

If this is of interest to you, please download and complete our questionnaire outlining your areas of interest, availability, and the length of position you are interested in undertaking.

Click here to download a volunteer questionnaire

For more information or an informal chat, call Jennifer Sobol, Learning Manager on 01274 737843 or email

Join New Focus our young people’s collective

About New Focus

New Focus is an initiative developed by Impressions Gallery to ensure young people’s voices are heard. New Focus gives young people the opportunity to get involved in making key decisions on specific projects, and enables young people in Bradford to develop key skills preparing them for their future careers.

New Focus first met in April 2012 and in the past 6 years the group have created five short films, met with Bradford’s key cultural figures, worked on a major Heritage Lottery funded publication and exhibition Changing Bradford, developed their own recruitment strategy, raised £600 through Kickstarter to fund the production of a short film Bradford Video Portraits and creativley directed the ground breaking project No Mans Land: Young People Uncover Women's Viewpoints of the First World War. New Focus has high ambitions and by working closely with both Impressions Gallery and Bradford’s diverse communities the group plays a role in Bradford by providing meaningful experiences for young people.To find out more about New Focus visit their blog

Join New Focus

New Focus are always interested in welcoming new members. We are looking for talented and committed individuals that live, work or study in Bradford and are aged between 16 and 25. We are seeking people with an interest in photography and a passion for Bradford to guide our work and help us think of new ways to reach young people. 


This video has been made by the New Focus team with thanks to Bradford University, Bradford City
of Film and Art in Yorkshire.

As a New Focus members you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in an area of your choice.
We are now recruiting new members for different roles. Click the role below for a full role description.

Events Assistants 

Film Production Team
Exhibitions Assistant

Social Networker

There will be the opportunity to work with the rest of the team and get involved in different areas, as well
as working alongside the gallery staff to learn more about the sector

Why Join ?

New Focus provides a platform for you to get your voice heard. You will gain real-life experience helping
you develop skills and experience needed for your future career. You will also be given the chance to
network with photographers and arts professionals of all kinds. 

I have really learnt a lot from working with the other members. Everyone has such different ideas and
interesting perspectives on photography and Impressions Gallery. I have enjoyed being a part of the various
projects we have taken on. I appreciate having a voice and being able to share ideas for a big gallery like
Impressions. Before New Focus, I never thought I would be able to get so involved with exhibitions and
projects at a gallery
Lynsey Barham New Focus member

For more information on how to apply email

The New Focus Team regularly review Impressions exhibitions and events, to keep up to date with
their news and views visit the New Focus Blog .
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