New AA2A year - host organisations are beginning to welcome in their new cohort of AA2A artists. We can’t wait to see who has signed up and what they will be working on! Artists are encouraged to use their AA2A profiles to showcase work in progress, blogs or upcoming exhibitions, see our new artist profiles here
Artists support fund - for AA2A participants we expect to be able to provide expenses of up to £350 for artists on benefits associated with low income and up to £250 for artists with income below £12,000. This is to help with the costs of childcare, travel and materials. Artists with costs associated with disability can fill in the same application form but are not limited to £350. More info and a link to the form here. Apply by 22nd November.
Our Environmental Summer campaign has come to an end for this year. We highlighted the work of five of our artists whose work demonstrates a particular engagement with issues around sustainable practise and the environment. Thanks to featured artists Sally Stenton, Helen Birmbaum, Pamela Schilderman, Estelle Woolley and Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin for their contributions.
AA2A Artist of the Year - Rhiannon Kendall from Loughborough University
AA2A Student Rep of the Year - Hannah Quill from Birmingham School of Art.
Congratulations to both Rhiannon and Hannah who made great use of their AA2A profile pages adding blogs, image albums and exhibitions. All the best to you both with your future work. Keep in touch!
Mags, Wendy and Andy (the AA2A team)