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Artists Access to Art Colleges, or AA2A is a project through which artists, designers and makers are offered an opportunity to undertake research or to realise a project on academic grounds and gain access to facilities such as art college workshops, IT labs, libraries and lecture programmes.  Rupert Chaos (art pictured above) is a current AA2A recipient.

The aim of AA2A is to benefit students and staff alike through their interaction with practising artists over a number of academic institutions.
Free access would be guaranteed for at least 100 hours between the periods of October 2013 and April 2014. Artists may be eligible for a grant of up to £220.


Antony Clarkson’s work championed by the AA2A award.

Closing dates for applications vary depending on specific institutions but all are concentrated around September 2013. The scheme welcomes applicants with at least one yearʼs professional practice, who would be able to work with minimal technical support. Artists who completed an AA2A scheme over the period of 2011–2012 are also welcome to reapply. The scheme particularly welcomes applications from artists with disabilities, culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.

Application packs are available from the end of July directly from the institutions taking part. For a regularly updated list of colleges and their contact information see their website and click to apply. Follow AA2A on twitter and facebook to keep up to date.

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