Internships and Volunteers

Groundwork artist Manon de Boer and curator Laura Smith in Cornwall, 2016

Image: © CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust)


Groundwork volunteers welcome visitors to exhibitions, performances and special events and share information about the work presented during a season of exceptional art in special locations across Cornwall.

Groundwork provides free training, travel expenses and support to join the team and share information about the work of the acclaimed artists in the programme.

Volunteer blog

Groundwork volunteers share their experiences of the programme on a blog. Managed by Laura Turnbull, working in an internship position, the blog publishes writing, photographs and drawings that reflect on volunteers’ experiences throughout the summer of international art in Cornwall.

Read the Groundwork volunteers’ blog here.

How to get involved

We are working with people who are interested to volunteer for a few hours, one day, one month or more – timings and opportunities are flexible.

The deadline for formal volunteer applications has passed. However, we would still be pleased to hear from people who would like to join the team. The volunteer description below contains more information.

If you are interested to find out more, please email Liz Howell: [email protected].

Volunteer Description

Volunteer Application form



Applications have now closed for two interns to help deliver the Groundwork season of international art in Cornwall this summer. These paid internship positions support people at the beginning of their careers to gain experience working alongside the Groundwork team in the delivery of the programme.

Interns are based at CAST in Helston, the hub of the programme and home of the Groundwork office, and work at locations across West Cornwall.

Groundwork internships are supported by a grant from the Cultivator Internship Programme, supported by the European Social Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

News from CAST and Groundwork

Thank you for subscribing