The AA2A Students Newsletter is available now! Whether you're an artist, student or college we need your help letting students know about it; tell students about the newsletter in college, encourage them to join the student mailing list or if you're in contact online, email or message them with this link:
Highlights include this year's AA2A Student Reps, AA2A's Graduate link, Voting 2013 and last year's winners and more...
Georgia and the AA2A team
Hi AA2A artists and fans,
Please can you help us spread the word about AA2A, whether you've been on the scheme and would recommend it to others or if you might apply yourself:
We now have application deadlines for all our 33 AA2A host institutions. To get all the information in one page go to our web advert
The AA2A project offers artists & designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and Colleges through their interaction with practising artists.
FOR FULL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY aa2a.org/apply
Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2012 and April 2013 and a materials/travel grant of £220 is usually available.
Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2012.
Applicants must have at least one years professional practice and should be able to work with minimal technical support.
Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2009 to 2010 or before can now reapply.
To see current AA2A artists' work go to http:/
AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates.
APPLICATION PACKS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE COLLEGES TAKING PART
If you'd like to join the mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi AA2A artists,
2011-12 Artists - you should have received emails from us about the 'AA2A Artists Evaluation' Please could you contact us if you have not received this: email@example.com
We've had a good response so far, so to all those artists who've completed it; thankyou very much! We really appreciate your feedback about the scheme and your experience, it genuinely makes a difference to how we run the scheme in future. If you have yet to complete your evaluation please can you do so as soon as possible.
Hi AA2A Artists,
Last chance to vote!
If you are still working or exhibiting in your AA2A college please could you encourage students to vote? Direct them to this site and every artists page has 'vote for this artist'. They can vote for any artist on the scheme this year; you don't have to ask them to vote for you - although you can if you want! Students who vote have the opportunity to sign up to our mailing list so it really helps us spread the word about the scheme.
The Public vote is also still open - don't forget you can vote for other artists too and you're welcome to tell people about that too/promote on your facebook page/your blog/twitter etc.
Have you voted for your favourite AA2A artist of 2011/12?
- Voting is easy: every artist's profile page on this site has a link to 'vote for this artist' or you can go directly to the voting page here: http:/
- Voting closes at the end of May
- You can vote for any of this year's artists from any college, whether it's because you like their work in college or online or just that they are good at involving students and communicating their knowledge and enthusiasm.
- The winning artists will be promoted on our Websites and Pages, and the Students’ choice will have their project featured in London at the AA2A College Briefing Day.
- The student vote is for students at participating AA2A colleges (there's also a 'Public Vote' for students from other colleges or members of the public - including artists and college staff).
If you've already voted, please encourage your friends!
We have produced our first attempt at a 'screencast' aimed at helping new Dotbiz users get started using the site.
We now have RSS feed available on all blogs on Dotbiz! RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to easily read blogs in a standardised format and you can also subscribe to an RSS feed.
From any Dotbiz user's profile page (whether artist, student, college or AA2A staff) you'll see under their blog posts on the right hand side 'RSS' - selecting this will take you to the RSS feed for this Dotbiz user and may also give you options to subscribe. You may want to use this to promote your blog by suggesting people subscribe to your RSS feed.
Hi AA2A artists, students and other project fans!
Just to let you know we now have three different AA2A newsletters:
and just out we have the:
Enjoy and don't forget to keep us updated on your news!
Hi AA2A Artists of 2011-12
We're working on the latest Artists newsletter and will be emailing it out to you within the next week. As well as the latest project news the newsletter has an update on fundraising, info about scheme length, claiming artists budgets, voting, student reps and more...
If you haven't received the newsletter from us within the next week please get in touch (you can message me through the site)
AA2A National Coordinator
Hi Dotbiz users
We're pleased to announce voting for the favourite artists of 2011/12 is open! This is a great way for us to raise the profile of the scheme, involve students and get more exposure for this website. On every artist's profile there is a link to 'vote for this artist'.
There's a public vote too - for your peers, lecturers, college staff, students from non-AA2A colleges and any other fans!
Here's a link to go directly to the AA2A Voting Page
The winning artists of the public vote and the student vote will both be promoted on our websites, facebook and twitter pages and one will have the opportunity to have their project featured in London at the AA2A Briefing Day in July. Click here to see previous Featured Artists
It's fantastic to see interaction between the artists and student reps who've joined us on Dotbiz in the last couple of week, so big thanks to them and all the dotbiz users who've been posting and uploading. Dont' forget if you have any trouble using the site, you can search for 'help' and find mine and Wendy's help blogs.