Hi AA2A fans,
It's fantastic to see there are so many AA2A artists who've been uploaded images and blogs about their exhibitions as they come to the end of their schemes:
- 'Parallax'; AA2A artists and AA2A Plus artists at Constantine Gallery, Middlesbrough Tower, Teesside University, see Susan Gough's blog
- AA2A exhibition at University of Bedfordshire School of Art and Design, 21 Apr 2016 - 28 Apr 2016, see Gayle Storey's exhibition album
- 'Inprogress'; AA2A artists at the Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University, see Fiona Candy's album
These are just a small selection, sorry I haven't featured more here, but if you're an artist from this year please who's putting on an exhibition or evenlet us know as we'd love to see your documentation of these shows on Dotbiz.
All the best
You can nominate your favourite AA2A artist of 2015-16, whether you're a student at a participating uni or a member of the public (including AA2A artists, students from other institutions and college staff). n.b. You can only make one nomination.
Vote now for your favourite artist of 2015-16: http:/
Students can now read the latest AA2A newsletter for Students - please contact us if you'd like to join our student mailing list to receive these regularly.
If you are one of current AA2A artists, you can read the latest AA2A newsletter for Artists
Another busy week for AA2A where Wendy (AA2A's National Director) is out on tour again delivering presentations on Self-employment at Teesside University and University of Sunderland. It's great timing to see so much activity from their artists on the site now - e.g Check out the blogs and albums form Rachel Laycock and Susan Gough
We're delighted to be kicking off the first of this year's 'AA2A self-employment' presentations tomorrow at Plymouth Uni. Wendy will be myth-busting as well as presenting one of the first AA2A Self-employment Champions... (I'll keep that a secret till then)
It's been a busy week so far after we met with Arts Council England on Monday and we really couldn't be happier seeing all the recent activity on Dotbiz. Special thanks to everyone who's been active and in particular all the AA2A Plus artists who've given updates on their projects.
Welcome to AA2A. Its great to be starting a new AA2A year, even though its very hectic here, as we try to get all of you registered on the site and fill the last few late places on the schemes.
Please can you upload an image of yourself so that students can recognise you when you're in the college. Also could you please fill in the 'About me' section of your profile page with the text you wrote in Question 14 of your application form ('Image and accompanying information for the website'). Let us or your college know if you have problems with this.
Do have a look at our training videos 'Getting started' and 'Uploading images and blogs'. These are only about 8 minutes long and can be found in the Artists training area of our parallel website AA2A.org http:/
More than anything, we hope you have a good AA2A experience and enjoy using this site.
All for now,
Georgia and the AA2A team
Well it's been a while since my last blog post! The images I've just uploaded have come from an artist-in-residence at Pocklington Community Junior School. It's been a long and very enjoyable process involving lots of painting and some fantastic work by the children. The project started with the children's ideas on what 'Our School' meant to them and I've tried to stay as close as possible to what they expressed in images and words. These are fantastically enthusiastic and creative children who were absolutely great to work with and a credit to themselves as well as their school.
There are so many people to thank - not least the children - but also my creative associate Kate Noble who got me involved in the first place and who helped me to organise and run the workshops. She has been brilliant throughout. Also, this project would not have happened without the support of Headteacher Carole Fulstow, who moved onto a new school in February, and her successor Alex Reppold who has overseen the final stages and installation of the outdoor piece. The project was funded by the Friends of PCJS who invest heavily in promoting the creative arts as part of their school ethos. The school is full of great artworks and it's been a privilege - and a big responsibility - to produce something that (I hope) is worthy of their trust. Kate and I both worked hard to give the school value for money.
Well, after almost two years of having a big project to work on, I'm now faced with a 'what next?' moment. I haven't got anything as large lined up yet, but there's a small pile of fresh lino and a stack of new canvases that really ought to be put to good, or even bad, use. I'm about to have fun and indulge my own ideas for a short while to see how that works out.
Cambridge School of Art is pleased to continue participating in the Artists' Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) scheme! Our application process for 2015/16 is now open!
The closing date for applications is Friday 11th September 2015.
Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): 'Make applications in as many areas of interest as possible and keep your options open.' Tony Stallard, Chelmsford College.
Other news: It's the beginning of the end for this years' artists on their AA2A projects around the country. Most host institutions finish the scheme sometime in April (although some artists offer extensions). This means artists are showing off their new work, experiments and research in blogs and albums on this site and also some artists will be exhibiting so the exhibitions listings should be buzzing with activity too!
The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)