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AA2A placements for visual artists, University of Wolverhampton

  • West Midlands
  • crafts, film, literature, photography, visual arts, Other, printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, wood and stone carving, hot glass, ceramics, interior textiles, fashion and textiles, digital media, illustration, graphic design, graphic arts, painting
  • Ian Rudge


Four placements on the University's ‘Artists Access to Art Colleges’ scheme, which allows artists and designer-makers (incl. a place for one creative writer) to realise a project using University facilities e.g. technical workshops, IT, lending library, lecture programme. More info at

Closing dates for applications: 5th Sept 2018  

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least one year's professional practice and be able to work with minimal technical support. Only MA / PhD students can apply directly after graduation. Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2016 to 2017 or before can now reapply. More info at

AA2A schemes offer at least 100 hours access between Oct 2018 to April 2019 

Facilities / areas offered:

Visual artists and Designer makers: printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, wood and stone carving, hot glass, ceramics, interior textiles, fashion and textiles, digital media, video, photography, illustration, graphic design, graphic arts, painting

Creative Writer:  Lending Library, Lecture programmes and the University community. It is hoped that applicants may wish to host readings and interventions with the written and spoken word as part of the University Library programme.

All placements will also have access to the collections of Wolverhampton Art Gallery and City Archive.

In exchange for access to facilities, AA2A artists are asked to propose ways in which their presence will benefit students e.g. technical demonstrations or talks about their work. Artists would not be asked to do this more than 3 times during their placement. Each Artist will have webpages on AA2A's website to document their project.

AA2A has an Artists Support Fund to cover travel, childcare and some materials costs (up to £350 for artists on benefits, and £250 if income is below £12,000 a year). This fund also includes a disabilities budget. AA2A particularly welcomes applications from artists with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

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