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Wheatley Fellowship

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 17:00 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.