Birmingham School of Art and Eastside Projects are seeking applications from contemporary visual artists for the annual Wheatley Fine Art Fellowship.
The £9,000 tax-free stipend fellowship is intended to give a practitioner time and resources to develop new work and ideas alongside staff and students at Birmingham City University’s prestigious Birmingham School of Art.
The successful applicant will be provided with a studio at the School and access to extensive facilities and expertise across the faculty. The Fellowship will connect with Eastside Projects and develop, with curatorial support and options for events across the year, towards a solo exhibition with Eastside Projects in their Second Gallery space in September 2020.
In the second semester, which runs between February and May, you will work with a group of second year undergraduate students on a project negotiated between you and staff at the School. You will also give some tutorial support. Teaching will not exceed one day per week.
The Fellowship lasts for 10 months, commencing in January 2020 and culminating in the exhibition at Eastside Projects.
Previous Fellows include:
- Sofia Niazi
- Bridget O’Gorman
- John Wood and Paul Harrison
- Kathrin Böhm
Closing date Friday 18 October 5pm 2019
Interviews will take place on Monday 18 November 2019
You must submit (in a zipped file):
- Your CV
- A 500 word statement on what you would like to work on with our students and how it relates to your practice and the exhibition at Eastside Projects
- A PDF of recent work that can include links to media files
Please send your application to Stuart Whipps by Friday 18 October deadline. We regret that due to the volume of applications we cannot give feedback.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 20 October
Interviews: 31 October
Want to learn how an artist-led gallery runs? Interested in seeing behind the scenes? Hoping to set up your own projects in the future?
This autumn we are offering two student placements which will run from November 2019 – January 2020. Each placement student will shadow one of our assistants as we present work by Lady Skollie and Sofia Niazi, deliver our busy events programme and plan for the installation and opening of shows by Sonia Boyce and Lindsey Mendick.
We are a very small team and during the placement you will have an opportunity to experience many aspects of the gallery’s work and work alongside the whole staff team. Placement students will be with us in the gallery one day each week, on either Thursday or Friday, from w/c 11 November to w/c 20 January (excluding w/c 23 and 30 December).
Please check before applying that you are available on these dates. We can cover travel expenses of up to £6 per day.
We are offering two placements. You can shadow either our Distribution or Operation Assistant. Our Assistants are involved in everything we do from helping with the installation of exhibitions to hosting guests, assisting artists, interpreting artworks, speaking to visitors, project organisation and running events and workshops. Each Assistant’s role has a slightly different focus which will be reflected in the placement.
If you are interested in contemporary art and would like to volunteer some time to help us deliver our programme of exhibitions, events and offsite projects please get in touch. Volunteering at the gallery is a great way to see behind the scenes, gain an understanding of how we work and meet other people who are interested in contemporary art. Visit our VOLUNTEERING page for more info.