Artists Access to Art Colleges 2016-17 now open for applications

Published: 12 July 2016 at 14:50

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Four successful applicants will get access to Cambridge School of Art's facilities

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As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges project (AA2A) we are once again offering four placements to artists and designer-makers, giving them the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using our art workshops as well as supporting facilities such as the library and IT resources*.

If you wish to apply please contact us directly at or on 01223 698 720. The deadline for applications is 11 September 2016.

Four successful applicants will be able to access the following facilities at Cambridge School of Art: printmaking, wood and metal working, ceramics, fashion, film & TV production, digital media, photography, animation, illustration.

The following rules and conditions apply:

  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between October 2016 and April 2017
  • AA2A's Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits, provides expenses up to £300
  • Artists who were on AA2A schemes that ran from 2014 to 2015 or earlier can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • Only MA students can apply in the same year that they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

For more information on eligibility and how to apply please visit the AA2A website.

For information on our previous artists check out AA2A's dotbiz site.

*The AA2A project is a national set of schemes that gives participating artists and makers the opportunity to use equipment that otherwise might not be available to them, as well as benefiting the institution by allowing students to work alongside, and interact with practising artists and makers. Although access is free, successful artists are expected to engage with students. When you apply you will be asked to propose ways in which your presence will benefit students (e.g. by doing a technical demonstration or talking about your work or self employment). You will not be expected to do more than three sessions of this type of activity during your placement.