The Graduate Scholarship Programme is a 12-month scheme managed by the University of Salford Art Collection in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery. The programme was established to support artists in the crucial first year after graduation; providing time and resources to allow recent graduates to experiment and take risks with their creative practices.
We want to encourage artists to remain in Salford and to develop their professional practice within the artist community in the city. Although the programme is for one year many artists remain in studios in Salford or part of the wider Scholarship network.
The 12-month programme is open to all final year University of Salford undergraduate students from the School of Arts and Media.
Each award is bespoke and can include:
/ Up to £1000 cash
/ Mentor support, coaching and guidance
/ Professional development and training opportunities
/ Specialised programme of support e.g. with Redeye, The Photography Network.
2019/20 Graduate Scholars announced
Following a competitive selection process we are thrilled to announce that the cohort for 2019/20 programme has been selected, and we look forward to working closely with them over the 12-month programme.
The group will comprises two Fine Art graduates, two Photography graduates and one Graphic Design graduate. Fine artist Amy Brown will have a studio space a Mirabel Studios; fellow fine artist Mollie Bradshaw will share a studio at Islington Mill with photographer Heather Bell. The studio space at Paradise Works goes to photographer Bridget Coderc and graphic designer Yasmin Banks will have a studio at Hot Bed Press.
News from our Scholars
- Sadé Mica (2018/19) has a solo exhibition, now what, at DKUK, a hair
salon and art gallery in Peckham, London.
- Sadé Mica reflects (2018/19) on the Graduate Scholarship Programme, thus far.
- Joshua Turner’s (2018/19) article Evidence & Empathy – Thoughts on Sixteen features in The Double Negative.
- Heather Glazzard (2018/19) exhibits her series Queer Letters at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. (November 2018).
- Photographer Joshua Turner (2018/19) is interviewed by India Booth about his latest Kickstarter project. (September 2018)
- Joe Burton (2015/16) has released his debut album Songs From The Earthly Kingdom, under his pseudonym Trothgard.
- Elliott Flanagan (2017/18) will be exhibiting at PROFORMA with Salford Alumna Sarah Boulter as collaborative duo Nightshift International. The collaborative duo are also exhibiting inTwice as Nice at PS Mirabel.
- Lubna Ali (2017/18) has solo exhibition, My Show, My Rules at PAPER gallery.
- Lubna Ali (2017/18), Claudia Alonso (2017/18) and Sadé Mica (2018/19) are all exhibiting in group show Push and Pull at New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery.
- Lubna Ali and Claudia Alonso (2017/18) exhibit in group show PRINT UnLtd. at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.
- 2018/19 Graduate Scholars Cohort announced.
- Claudia Alonso (2017/18) exhibits work at Manchester Museum. Interview with India Booth regarding the A Rubbish Night at the Museum exhibition at Manchester Museum (April 2018).
- Jamal Jameel (2017/18) exhibits in Liverpool.
- Joe Beedles performs at the Future Sessions Launch Party.
- Joe Beedles (2015/16) to give a performance at CFCCA.Graduate Scholarship Programme 2019 application form.