The success of our participation in the AA2A scheme was clear to visitors of the School of Arts & Media's Summer Show , when the work completed by our two resident artists, Shaeron Caton-Rose and Brigitte Soltau, were proudly displayed.
Bradford College Events Manager for Culture & Arts, Clare Lamkin, who co-ordinates the scheme, explained, " Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) is a project run by CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design), and funded by the Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grants for the Arts programme. The AA2A project is a national set of schemes, providing visual artists and designer makers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshop and supporting facilities in fine art and design departments of Higher and Further Education institutions.Each artist/maker has at least 100 hours access, which they can use over a period of at least 17 weeks, between October and April. A grant of £220 is available for materials or travel (if the distance between home and college is more than 30 miles). In 2008/2009 Bradford School of Arts and Media joined the scheme and we are delighted that Brigitte and Shaeron have been able to work with us over the past year and as a conclusion are participating in our Summer Show 2009."
Discover more about the work our AA2A Fellows completed on their residency and see images of their exhibits:
Ceramics Fellow, Brigitte Soltau
Textiles Fellow, Shaeron Caton-Rose
Full details of how to apply for an AA2A fellowship with Bradford School of Arts & Media for 2009/10 will be posted on the Yorkshire Craft Centre's website in July 2009.