Ludic Rooms are seeking a freelance illustrator / animator for a collaborative site-responsive project around the Coventry Canal.

We are working alongside other local arts organisations to develop an artist-led vision for the regeneration and revitalisation of the Coventry Canal. At the heart of this is CAN, a unique new space dedicated to community creativity. We’ve been working with partners like Coventry University and the Canals & River Trust to develop these ideas and we are currently entering a period of public consultation. We hope CAN will become a space dedicated to:

Animating Coventry Canal Basin
Enriching Coventry’s cultural offer
Developing skills and knowledge exchange
Providing a space for communities

We would like to collaborate with an illustrator / animator to produce assets that can be used to communicate our vision for the transformation of Coventry Canal Basin and the wider Coventry Canal area. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable sketching ideas through conversation and developing ideas alongside other people. We’re open to a range of illustrative styles and techniques, and expect the work to include both figurative and architectural elements. The resulting work aims to pre-visualise and explore the potential for the canal as a venue for new public artworks, performances, workshops, events and happenings. We’d like someone who has some skills in animation so that we can build short sequences of illustration together alongside video and photographic material.

We’d like to get started as soon as possible so ideally would like to speak to people that are local to Coventry and have some availability in August. This work will be paid daily on a freelance basis at an agreed rate.

If you’re interested in hearing some more, please reach out on social media (@ludicrooms) or send us an email at with a link to examples of your work.