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.
We currently have have six scholars. The group will comprises four Visual Arts graduates, one Fashion Image Making and Styling graduate and one Photography graduate. Visual artists Sadé Mica, Ovie Ist Kings Iruru and Katie McGuire have studio spaces at Hot Bed Press, Mirabel Studios and Paradise Works respectively. Fellow visual artist Alena Donely shares a studio space with Heather Glazzard from Fashion Image Making and Styling. Photographer Joshua Turner is with Redeye, The Photography Network.
Recruitment for 2019/20 Graduate Scholars
Find out more: Wednesday 6 March, 12.30 – 1.30pm at New Adelphi Theatre
Speak to, and hear from, former scholars and the management team.
Booking not required.
Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 5 April.
Eligibility: Final year University of Salford Arts & Media undergraduates.
Completed applications and supporting documentation need to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Friday 5 April 2019.
News from our Scholars
- Heather Glazzard (2018/19 graduate scholar) 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.