Navy text on a yellow background reads: Graduate Scholarship Programme 2022, now open for applications, and includes three logos; the university of salford art collection, the university of salford school of arts, media & creative technology, and Castlefield Gallery

2022 Graduate Scholarship Programme: Now open for applications 

  • Up to £1000 cash 
  • Studio space for up to 12 months 
  • Mentor support, coaching, and guidance 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Opportunity to have work permanently acquired into the University of Salford Art Collection 

The Graduate Scholarship Programme, now in its eighth year, is open for applications for the 2022 cohort. 

The 12-month scheme, managed by the University of Salford Art Collection in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery, supports artists in the crucial first year after graduation – providing time, space, and resources to continue developing a professional contemporary practice. 

The bespoke programme includes: studio space in Salford with one of our partners: Hot Bed Press, Islington Mill, Paradise Works, support from Redeye, The Photography Network – alongside mentoring and cash for materials, travel, or other costs. 


The scheme is only open to University of Salford final year undergraduates from the School of Arts and Media (who are due to graduate or complete their studies in July 2022) – plus there will be a maximum of one scholarship open to an MA graduate (due to graduate or complete in September 2022). 

Please note: some details of the scheme are subject to changes in COVID-19 restrictions. Full guidance is included on the application form (below). 

Read more about the scheme here, and find out more about our previous scholars here

Deadline 9.00am Monday 23rd May 2022
To apply: Send in your completed application form, plus your CV (up to 2 pages) and image, video or sound files of your work (up to 4 files).
Full details & contact info in the application form:
Click here to download: 2022 Application form

Please contact for any issues or questions.