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.

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.

Graduate Scholarship Programme 2019 application form.

Completed applications and supporting documentation need to be returned to by 9am on Friday 5 April 2019.

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