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Application deadlines for AA2A placements 2015

Date uploaded: August 11, 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

For a map or list of their 16 schemes with links to application information click here.

For full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, click here.

  • 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


University of Sunderland   

Application deadline  30th September
0191 515 3771    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
printmaking, video, digital media, animation, interactive art, photography, drawing, illustration, painting, performance

University of Derby   

Application deadline  21st September
0133 259 3113    [email protected]
printmaking, wood, metal, casting, carving, glass, ceramics, textiles, digital media, photography

De Montfort University  (Leicester)  

Application deadline  18th September   
0116 207 8387    [email protected]
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   [email protected]
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    [email protected] 
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  [email protected] 
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, fashion, film & TV production, digital media, photography, animation, illustration

University of Bedfordshire  (Luton)

Application deadline  12th September
0793 197 1322    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
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    [email protected]
printmaking, wood, clay, letterpress, typography, digital media, photography, painting, drawing

Plymouth University

Application deadline  28th September
0792 957 1758    [email protected]
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, plaster, textiles, film, video, sound, digital media, photography, animation, typography, graphics, illustration, painting, drawing