AA2A placements 2015


The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 65 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

Map and list of our 16 schemes with links to their application information: http://www.aa2a.org/colleges


•       Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2015 and April 2016
•       AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
•       Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2015
•       Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2013 to 2014 or before can now reapply
•       All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
•       M.A. students with at least one year’s experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
•       Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

To see current AA2A artists’ work go to http://aa2a.biz or read previous artists’ stories here.
AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

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Listings are roughly North to South

University of Sunderland    Application deadline  30th September
0191 515 3771    lesley.christie@sunderland.ac.uk
printmaking (screen printing, etching, lithography, relief printing, Riso printing), wood, metal, glass, ceramics, 3-D printing, photography (digital and chemical), painting

Teesside University  (Middlesbrough)    Application deadline  4th September
0164 238 4045    k.geldart@tees.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, glass, plastics, digital media, photography, painting  
Teesside will be offering four places, two of which will be supported by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima). These ‘AA2A Plus’ placements will also give access to their collections  and offer 5 days work to each artist at £150 per day

University of Central Lancashire  (Preston)    Application deadline  21st September
0177 289 3959    jpcrane@uclan.ac.uk
printmaking, fashion
UCLan will be offering four places, two of which will be supported by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. These ‘AA2A Plus’ placements will also give access to their collections and offer 5 days work to each artist at £150 per day

Liverpool Hope University    Application deadline  21st September
0151 291 3516    mcgees1@hope.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, jewellery, plaster, ceramics, textiles (construction and print), digital design and manufacture, painting

Sheffield Hallam University   Application deadline  14th September
0114 225 6724    c.rayner@shu.ac.uk
printmaking, metal, fashion, jewellery, video, interactive media, digital media, animation, photography, typography, graphics, illustration, painting

University of Lincoln    Application deadline   31st August
0152 283 7131    PAAdmin@lincoln.ac.uk
printmaking, video, digital media, animation, interactive art, photography, drawing, illustration, painting, performance

University of Derby    Application deadline  21st September
0133 259 3113    j.falconer@derby.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, casting, carving, glass, ceramics, textiles, digital media, photography

De Montfort University  (Leicester)   Application deadline  18th September
0116 207 8387    drobertson@dmu.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, plaster, glass, ceramics, textile printing, laser cutting, CAD labs, photography, video, life drawing studio, painting

University of Wolverhampton    Application deadline  5th September
0190 232 3147   i.rudge@wlv.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, wood / stone carving, hot glass, ceramics, interior textiles, digital media, video, photography, illustration, painting

Coventry University    Application deadline  7th September
0247 765 8879    rachelle.viader.knowles@coventry.ac.uk
printmaking, small scale metal, ceramics, laser cutting, digital media, painting, drawing, fashion, illustration, graphic design, animation

Anglia Ruskin University  (Cambridge)   Application deadline  11th September
0122 369 8720  aa2a@anglia.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, fashion, film & TV production, digital media, photography, animation, illustration

University of Bedfordshire  (Luton)    Application deadline  12th September
0793 197 1322    hannah.birkett@beds.ac.uk
printmaking, fashion,  laser-cutter, 3D printer/scanner, video, animation, moving image, photography, darkroom, graphic design, illustration, painting

University of Hertfordshire  (Hatfield)    Application deadline  14th September
0170 728 5327    ad-shortcourses@herts.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, fashion, art therapy, digital media, film, video, sound, photography, graphics, painting

City College Brighton and Hove    Application deadline  21st September
0127 366 7749    AA2A@ccb.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, jewellery, glass, plastics, ceramics, textiles, fashion, product design, performance, film, video, sound, digital media, animation, photography, graphics, illustration, painting

Southampton Solent University    Application deadline  21st September
0238 201 6007    rebecca.myers@solent.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, clay, letterpress, typography, digital media, photography, painting, drawing

Plymouth University    Application deadline  28th September
0792 957 1758    phil.power@plymouth.ac.uk
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, plaster, textiles, film, video, sound, digital media, photography, animation, typography, graphics, illustration, painting, drawing

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