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19 Jul 2018

School of Arts, English and Drama to open its studio to practising artists

Drawing on its six Creative Hubs, the School of Arts, English and Drama will be offering successful applicants to the Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project access to its printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, digital media, performance, photography and painting facilities.

The AA2A project offers visual artists and designer-makers the opportunity to carry out research or work on a project using workshops and facilities, including IT and library resources, that they might not otherwise have access to. As part of their placement, artists will work and interact with students on the School’s Fine Art course.

Dr Deborah Harty, Programme Director for Fine Art, said: “Artists will share their approaches to practice, and deliver practical workshops and talks as an addition to the fine art teaching and learning provision.

“The addition of four practising artists to the programme will boost the students’ exposure to the realities of professional practice, while providing artists with access to the University’s excellent facilities.” 

Each artist will be given at least 100 hours of access time between October and April. For artists on benefits associated with low income, the project offers expenses of up to £350.

Loughborough is one of 13 universities across England taking part in AA2A, which is supported by Arts Council England. For full details, including eligibility and how to apply, please see the AA2A website.

Please note the deadline for applying for the scheme at Loughborough is Monday 10 September (variable at other institutions).