Apply now for the Freelands Painting Fellowship

Following the first year of the Freelands Painting Fellowship applications are now open for the second Fellowship.

The Fellowship is funded by the Freelands Foundation and a partnership with The Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University; the University of Brighton, School of Art and; Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. The Fellowships will provide an incredible opportunity for emerging painters to engage with art schools, working alongside painting and fine art students whilst developing their own practice.

Alumni of BA Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton, who graduated at least 3 years ago (July 2018) and have maintained a painting practice since, are invited to apply. The fellowships will run from January to December 2022.

The successful candidate will be hosted at either The Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University or Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. They will receive:

  • A studio space onsite at the host university*
  • Support from an experienced member of the Fine Art teaching staff
  • Experience of working with Fine Art students at undergraduate (and post-graduate) level, which could include participating in the delivery of group critics, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lectures as negotiated with your mentor.
  • A solo exhibition at the host university
  • £20,000 honorarium to support living costs and materials
  • A group exhibition at the Freelands Foundation Gallery, London including a publication
  • Access to workshops and fabrication spaces

*With access provided in line with COVID-19 guidance

Applications should include:

  • 5 images of recent work (made within the last two years)
  • A short statement of practice (250 words)
  • A CV listing all relevant experience
  • An indication of whether you want to be considered for the Fellowship in Bath or Manchester.

Applications should be made to at the University of Brighton by midnight, Sunday 31 October. Full terms and conditions are available here. 

A shortlist of four candidates will be interviewed by the host universities dates tbc.

Will Kenrick, Freelands Painting Fellow 2021 at the University of Brighton (Alumnus Bath Spa University)

“So far, this has been an incredible opportunity for me to throw myself into teaching at this level and I hope this will be a time that I look back on as a career building experience. It has given me time to think about my work in ways that I have not for a very long time, and I honestly don’t think I have ever been more excited about the work I am making as I am right now.”



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