AA2A placements for Artists and Designer-makers, University of Wolverhampton

  • West Midlands
  • crafts, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, museums, photography, visual arts, Other
  • Ian Rudge


Five Artist and Designer-maker placements (incl. one for a BA graduate) and a sixth for a Creative Writer on the University’s ‘Artists Access to Art Colleges’ scheme, allowing artists and designer makers to realise a project using University facilities.

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Closing date for applications: 9th Sept 2019 

Eligibility: With the exception of the BA graduate, applicants must have at least one year's professional practice and be able to work with minimal technical support. MA/PhD students can apply directly after graduation. Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2017 to 2018 or before can now reapply. 

AA2A schemes offer at least 100 hours access between Oct 2019 and April 2020 

Facilities/areas offered:

Visual artists and Designer makers: digital and traditional printmaking, 3D design including wood, metal, plastics, hot glass, ceramics, textiles including rug and print, fashion, digital media including animation, computer games, film and tv, photography, illustration, graphic design, painting, sculpture and performance

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

Placements will have access to Wolverhampton Art Gallery and City Archive collections.

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.

Application forms available from the host institution

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