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Syllabus VII – Apply Now!

Apply by midnight Monday 18 March

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Art Exchange, PS2, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and TACO! invite applications from artists for Syllabus VII.

Deadline for Applications: Midnight, Monday 18 March

ONLINE Pre Application Workshop: 21 February, 1–2pm BOOK HERE

Syllabus is a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its seventh year that will support ten artists across ten months.

Syllabus offers time to come together with artists from across the UK to discuss ideas, work, life and approaches to practice. Find more about previous iterations HERE

Starting in June 2024 the Syllabus VII curriculum will be built around a series of six intensive in-person weekend gatherings and an online programme, which the ten selected artists will collaboratively develop with curators and artists who work with the partner organisations, the Syllabus Coordinator and this year’s Artist Advisor, Uma Breakdown.

Artists will benefit from:

  • The opportunity to rethink individual practices through an intensive programme of in-person gatherings and an online programme, hosted by the partner organisations.
  • Working together to collaboratively shape and develop a reflexive, collective learning experience.
  • Critical conversations about ideas and work in progress with a supportive, national network of artists, curators and organisations.
  • Becoming part of a new network of artist peers
  • Introductions to, and connections with, arts organisations, communities in cities across the UK and access to new networks, expertise and resources.
  • Two gatherings at Wysing Arts Centre and gatherings at Eastside Projects, New Art Exchange and PS2.
  • An online programme convened by Spike Island
  • A gathering with this year’s guest partner, TACO! and associate partner, Studio Voltaire.
  • Two 1-2-1 meetings with Artist Advisor, Uma Breakdown, over the course of the year
  • One 1-2-1 meeting with a partner organisation.

To support participation in Syllabus VII, artists will receive:

  • A bursary of £1,000 for accommodation and travel
  • An access budget for those who need it.
  • As in previous years, gatherings will include content generated by the cohort itself, and so we are looking for participants who want to proactively bring forward ideas to the programme and contribute to its design and delivery across the ten months.
  • Syllabus VII aims to reach artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches and bring together individuals from across the UK who have not yet had access to similar programmes. We are particularly keen to support people who are currently underrepresented in the visual arts including artists those with Global Ethnic Majority heritage, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, artists who identify as LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. We ask applicants to make this clear when applying, if applicable.

Download the full recruitment pack HERE.


Apply via Submittable HERE.

Deadline for applications: Midnight, Monday 18 March

  • Interviews for Syllabus will take place on zoom on 2, 3 and 4 April
  • Applicants must have been out of formal education for at least 4 years. We are also interested in hearing from artists who have not progressed through formal art training routes.
  • We aim to establish a cohort that represents a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic practices and welcome applications from a wide geographic spread across the UK.
  • We are looking for applicants who want to both develop their own work and actively contribute to the collaborative development of the curriculum for Syllabus VII.
  • Applicants are expected to make a significant contribution to shaping the programme and must commit to attending all gatherings and retreats.
  • Syllabus VII is open to artists based in the UK

Applications may be made via video or audio, rather than written form.

Download our FAQ HERE.