The Wheatley Bequest Fine Art Fellowship


Birmingham School of Art is seeking applications from contemporary visual artists for its 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 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.

In the second term, which runs between January 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 with no teaching commitment in the first term.

The Fellowship lasts for 10 months, commencing in October 2017 and culminating in a public exhibition/event.

Previous Fellows include:

  • Bridget O’Gorman
  • Andrew Lacon
  • John Wood and Paul Harrison
  • Katharine Boehm

Closing date Friday 14 July at 17:00 2017

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2 August 2017

You must submit (in a zipped file):

  • Your CV
  • A 500 word statement on what you would like to work on with our students
  • A 500 word overview of your practice
  • A PDF of recent work that can include links to media files

All applications should be sent to

We regret that due to the volume of applications we cannot give feedback.

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