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Freelands Fellowship – Bath Spa University

Open to any Bath Spa graduate, the Freelands Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity for practising artists to receive studio space within a prestigious art school, funding, and more.

“This is an incredible opportunity for one of our alumni to develop their practice within the context of one of these prestigious art schools. To be offered a studio, financial support and the opportunity to gain teaching experience is an invaluable opportunity, especially in the current climate. Bath School of Art, Film and Media is delighted to be part of this unique and vital scheme.”

Dr Natasha Kidd, Course Leader, Fine Art


The fellow will receive:

  • Dedicated studio space at one of the following host universities:
    • Belfast School of Art, Ulster University
    • School of Art and Media, University of Brighton
    • Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
    • Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
    • Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
  • A £24,000 honorarium to support living costs and materials.
  • solo exhibition at the host university.
  • group exhibition at the Freelands Foundation Gallery in London in spring 2024.
  • Access to the libraryworkshops and fabrication spaces.
  • Support from a mentor, who will be an experienced member of the Fine Art teaching staff.
  • Experience of working with Fine Art students, which could include participating in the delivery of group critiques, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lectures as negotiated with your mentor. There will also be the opportunity to deliver at least one artist’s talk. Fellows will visit two other universities taking part in the programme, spending the day as a visiting lecturer working with students and staff.


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must:

  • Be an alumni of Bath Spa University
  • Demonstrate a commitment to your artistic practice
  • Submit a strong portfolio of work.

How to apply

Please submit your application via the Freelands Foundation.

Application deadline

Applications are now closed for 2023.

How applications are judged

The Freelands Foundation will collate and share the relevant submissions with host universities. The universities will then shortlist and interview successful applicants.

“We are delighted to continue with the Freelands Studio Fellowships. The Foundation is working closely with partner universities to develop the programme. The Fellowships will provide an incredible opportunity for emerging artists to engage with art schools, working alongside creative and fine art students whilst developing their own practice.”

Freelands Foundation

The Freelands Foundation

The Freelands Foundation was set up in 2015 to give an increased number of people the chance to engage with and enjoy the arts in the UK, with a particular focus on education.

Its ambition is to give everyone access to a creative and cultural education in the belief that it raises their aspirations and transforms their opportunities in life.

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