Info for Artists

Artists Access to Art Colleges

Closing dates for applications: September 2010

Helping artists realise their dreams and students imagine their future:

The AA2A project offers artists & designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and Colleges through their interaction with practising artists.


Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2010 and April 2011 and a materials/travel grant of £220 is usually available. Applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice and should be able to work with minimal technical support. Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2007 to 2008 or before can now reapply.  To read previous artists’ stories visit - AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates


University of Cumbria      01228 888745
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, textiles

Northumbria University  (Newcastle)     0191 243 7059
printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, digital media, photography, video, drawing, painting

University of Sunderland       0191 515 3606
glass, ceramics

Teesside University  (Middlesbrough)      01642 384 045
printmaking, wood, metal, plastic, digital media, painting

Hull School of Art & Design        01482 480 970
printmaking, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, fashion, costume, film, video, sound, digital media, photography, illustration, graphic design, painting

University of Central Lancashire  (Preston)     01772 893 959  printmaking, fashion

Bradford School of Arts & Media      01274 438 965  printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography, digital media, graphic design, painting

University of Huddersfield        01484 471 145 printmaking, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping, lazer cutting, textiles, video, photography, digital media, installation, project space, drawing, painting

Manchester Metropolitan University      0161 247 1122  printmaking, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, fashion, graphic design, photography

University of Salford       0161 295 5223  constructed fibre, phonic art/sound, installation, drawing, painting

Liverpool Community College      0151 252 4319  printmaking (screen), ceramics, fashion, printed textiles, digital imaging, multi media, photography, painting, drawing, liferooms

University Centre Doncaster      0130 255 3578   printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, textiles, fashion, film, video, digital media, photography, graphic design, painting

University of Lincoln        01522 895 239  printmaking, fashion, time-based media, digital media, video, animation, photography, installation, painting, drawing

Nottingham Trent University       0115 848 8652  printmaking, wood, metal, glass, resin, ceramics, interior textiles, puppetry, digital media, audio/sonics, video, photography, installation, painting, drawing

University of Derby       01332 593 113   printmaking, wood, metal, casting, carving, glass, ceramics, textiles, digital media, photography

Loughborough University      01509 228 903  printmaking, wood, fine metal, foundry, stonecarving, ceramics, textiles, digital media, animation, video, photography, installation, illustration, painting, drawing

University of Wolverhampton       01902 323 399   printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, wood / stonecarving, hot glass, ceramics, interior textiles, digital media, video, photography, illustration, painting

Birmingham City University          0121 331 5950       printmaking, plaster resin casting, video, photography, digital media

Coventry University        02476 88 7794 or 0247 688 8248  printmaking, metal, foundry casting, ceramics, textiles, lazer cutting, digital media, installation, painting, drawing

Hereford College of Arts       01432 845 366   printmaking, wood, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, artists books, multi media, photography, animation, painting

Anglia Ruskin University    (Cambridge)      0845 196 2317  printmaking, digital media, photography, illustration, painting

University Campus Suffolk   (Ipswich)      01473 343 486    printmaking, wood, metal, plaster, lens based and digital media, drawing - NB: U.C.S. is a pilot scheme and full artists grants may not be available

University of Hertfordshire   (Hatfield)       01707 285 327   printmaking, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, fashion, costume, digital media, film, video, sound, photography, graphics, illustration, painting

London Metropolitan University       0207 320 2800   printmaking, mixed media, silversmithing, jewellery, textiles (furnishings), furniture, time-based media, photography

Chelsea College of Art and Design    (London)       0207 514 7914  digital printed textiles, digital woven textiles, ceramics (3D visualisation in clay - raw to fired), digital media (video and editing)

Camberwell College of Arts    (South London)    0207 514 7914  (NB: admin shared with Chelsea) printmaking, wood, metal, foundry, ceramics, photography, digital media, illustration

Kingston University    (South London)    0208 417 4238 print, wood, metal, jewellery, stone, glass, ceramics, mouldmaking, textiles, extensive filmmaking & digital media, photography, painting

University for the Creative Arts  (Canterbury & Maidstone)     01622 620 113   printmaking, wood, metal, casting, digital media, film, video, sound, photography, painting, drawing

University of Portsmouth        02392 843 801    printmaking, fine metals, wood, glass, ceramics, fashion, textiles, digital media, photography

Plymouth College of Art and Design        01752 203 434  printmaking, metals (incl.fine), glass, ceramics, fashion/textiles, moving image, animation, digital media, games design, photography, graphics, painting

University College Falmouth   0132 637 0483    wood, metal, glass (hot and cold), ceramics, plastics, textile print, weave and stitch, digital production

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