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Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) opens at ARU


Published: 15th August 2011.

As part of the national AA2A scheme, Anglia Ruskin University are offering four placements to artists and designer-makers, giving them the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using using its workshop and supporting facilities (IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme).

AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practising artists. Artforms can include digital technologies (animation, CAD, InDesign, time based media, web design), film & video, lazercutting, letterpress, life room, metal working, mould making, photography, printmaking and wood construction. Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between October 2011 and April 2012 and a materials/travel grant of up to £220 is available. Applicants must have at least one year's professional practice and should be able to work with minimal technical support. AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates but Artists on previous AA2A schemes can still reapply.  

If you're an artist interested in applying contact ARU for an application pack: T: 0845 196 2317  E: Closing date for applications is 5th September 2011. For general information on what you will need to apply and eligibility see:

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