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Applications now open for AA2A placements at the University

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project, the School of Design and Creative Arts will be offering two placement opportunities for artists during the 2021-22 academic year, starting from October.

The placements will provide artists with the chance to undertake research or work on a project using the University’s workshops and supporting facilities for up to 100 hours. It also benefits students through their interaction with practicing Creatives during their studies.  

The School proudly boasts a range of facilities and equipment suitable to support printmaking, ceramics, digital media, performance, photography, painting, plus many more fine art practices.

A previous Loughborough AA2A creative commented: “The best part of AA2A was the opportunity to access workshops, where technical tutors were so generous with their ideas and suggestions, and the sharing of skills. They made me feel so welcome. Being on AA2A has helped raise my profile and enabled me to work on collaborative projects with university researchers."

More information about the scheme – as well as profiles of previous artists who have undertaken their AA2A placement at the University – can be found here.

If you are interested in applying, please email The deadline for all applications is Sunday 5 September. AA2A welcomes applications from those with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds, and non-graduates.

To find out more about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit the dedicated webpage.