Graduate Scholarship Programme

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

/ Studio space with one of our partners e.g. Hot Bed Press, Islington Mill, Mirabel Studios or Paradise Works

/ 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.


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