Vacancies & Opportunities

AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges)

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering around 65 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, and lecture programme.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists.

  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2015 and April 2016
  • AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
  • Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2015
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2013 to 2014 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • M.A. students with at least one year’s experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

To see current AA2A artists’ work go to or read previous artists’ stories here. AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.   Applications are only available directly from host institutions and listings are roughly North to South. For a map and list of the 16 schemes with links to their application information, visit: For full eligibility and details of how to apply, visit: If you cannot contact an institution repeatedly, please let us know by emailing