AA2A Project: Artists Apply For Free Access to Art Colleges




The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realize a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programs.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practicing artists. To see current AA2A artists’ work go to http://aa2a.biz or read previous artists’ stories here.


  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2014 and April 2015
  • 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 2014
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2012 to 2013 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • This year 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

Application packs are only available directly from the 21 colleges taking part–21 individual colleges and universities are listed on the AA2A website here (on the website scroll down to find the list)

AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates

Map and list of our 21 schemes with links to their application information: http://www.aa2a.org/colleges

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