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The Freelands Studio Fellowship – Bath Spa University

The Freelands Studio Fellowship – sponsored by the Freelands Foundation

Brief description

Bath Spa University is pleased to announce its continued participation in the Freelands Studio Fellowship.

Alumni of MA, MFA and BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Art practice from Bath School of Art, Film and Media (formerly the Bath School of Art and Design) and have maintained its practice since, are invited to apply to become the Freelands Studio Fellow at the following schools: 

  • School of Art and Media, University of Brighton
  • Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath School of Art, Film and Media, Bath Spa University
  • Belfast School of Art, Ulster University
  • School of Art and Media, University of Brighton
  • Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University
  • Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David


Number of awards available: 1

“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, and 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


You must indicate how you meet the following criteria:

  • Alumni of BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Art Practice from Bath School of Art, Film and Media (formerly the Bath School of Art and Design)
  • You must demonstrate a commitment to your artistic practice and a strong portfolio of work.

More information

Selected artists will be invited to become the Freelands Studio Fellow at the aforementioned schools.

The fellow will receive:

  • A studio space onsite at the host university
  • Support from a mentor, who will be afrom 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 critics, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lectures as negotiated with your mentor. There will 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.
  • A solo exhibition at the host university
  • £22,000 honorarium to support living costs and materials
  • A group exhibition at the Freelands Foundation Gallery, in London that will take place in the Spring of 2024.
  • Access to library, workshops and fabrication spaces

About 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. Their 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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“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

How can I apply?

To submit an application, please visit the Freelands Foundation website

Application deadline

Applications are now open until Sunday the 9th of October.

How applications are judged

Applicants will apply directly to Freelands Foundation. They will collate and share relevant submissions with host universities that will shorlist and interview succesfull applicants. 

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