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AA2A Artists & Designer maker placements 2016-17

OPPORTUNITY – AA2A Artists & Designer maker placements 2016-17

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 50 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists

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Eligibility and details of how to apply
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•       Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2017 and April 2018
•       AA2A’s Support Fund, primarily for artists on low income provides expenses up to £350
•       Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2017
•       Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2015 to 2016 or before can now reapply
•       All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
•       Only MA / PhD students can apply in the same year they graduate
•       Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support
•       Applicants will be asked to suggest ways that students can benefit from their presence

To see more about each host University and their artists go to
AA2A particularly welcomes applications from artists with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.


University of Central Lancashire    Application deadline  21st Sept   0177 289 3959
printmaking, digital print, laser cutting, fashion, ceramics

Liverpool Hope University    Application deadline 20th Sept   0151 291 3516
printmaking, wood, metal, jewellery, plaster, ceramics, textiles (construction and print), digital design and manufacture, painting

University of Chester    Application deadline 21st Sept   0124 451 5855
printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, laser cutting, 3D printing, video, sound, analogue & digital photography, digital printing, graphics, animation, letterpress typography, bookbinding

Sheffield Hallam University    Application deadline 16th Sept   0114 225 6724
printmaking, wood, metal, jewellery & metalwork, ceramics, laser cutting, 3D printing, digital textiles, fashion, film, interactive media, digital media, animation, photography, typography, graphics, illustration, drawing studio, painting

University of Derby    Application deadline 18th Sept   0133 259 3113
printmaking, wood, metal, casting, carving, glass, ceramics, textiles, digital media, photography
All placements will also have access to the collections of Derby Museums Trust

De Montfort University (Leicester)    Application deadline 11th Sept   0116 207 8387
printmaking, wood, metal, plaster, glass, ceramics, jewellery, laser cutting, CAD labs, digital workshops, video, photography, life drawing studio, painting

University of Wolverhampton    Application deadline 5th Sept   0190 232 3147
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
The University will also be offering placements for a Creative Writer, a Dramatist and a Media Artist. All placements will also have access to the collections of Wolverhampton Art Gallery and City Archives

Coventry University    Application deadline 8th Sept   0247 765 8685
printmaking, wood and metalworking, small scale metal, ceramics, laser cutting, digital media, fashion, illustration, graphic design, animation, drawing, painting

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)    Application deadline 8th Sept   0122 369 8720
printmaking, wood and metal working, ceramics, fashion, film & TV production, digital media, photography, animation, illustration

University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield)    Application deadline 11th Sept   0170 728 5327
printmaking, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, art therapy, digital media, film, video, sound, photography, painting

Plymouth University    Application deadline 9th Sept   0175 258 5150
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, plaster, textiles, film, video, sound, digital media, photography, animation, typography, graphics, illustration, painting, drawing