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December 6, 2017 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Hi AA2A artists,

It is great to see so many of you uploading images of your work onto our networking area.

To help you make the most of this here are a few helpful tips.

  • To find other artists use the choose All Artists from the Artists menu 
  • You can make friends with and send messages to any user of the site. Just go to an artists page and choose Add Friend or Send a Message. 

If you want to learn more about how to use our networking area check out Dotbiz Easy Guides (we confess these may need a little updating as we are making improvements to the site).

Best wishes and happy networking!

The AA2A Team 

Nicola Colclough, Staffordshire University

June 12, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: AA2A artist Nicola Colclough's image from the AA2A artist exhibition at Staffordshire University.

You can see more of Nicola's work on her Dotbiz page

Other news: Pic & Tip of the Week are going to be taking a short holiday while we concentrate on advertising upcoming AA2A schemes but please do keep tweeting and messaging us (especially if you've got an exhibtion) and we'll post and re-tweet as much as possible. A huge thank you to all of you who gave us a tip via the evaluation form and to all the AA2A Engage artists who have been sending in their tips by email - we've got a great collection ready for after the summer break!

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Karen Thompson, York College 'AA2A Plus' scheme

June 5, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: 'AA2A Plus' artist Karen Thompson working in York College studios from her blog 'Painting the Fiona Green charger'

You can see more of Karen's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Once you've applied for an opportunity, file all the documents and move onto looking for the next one!" Andrew Sugars, A2AA Engage Artist

Other news: We're delighted to welcome our AA2A Engage artists back to Dotbiz this summer and we're celebrating with a top tip from Andrew Sugars! AA2A Engage artists are previous AA2A artists who are prepared to act as role models for students, providing insights into professional life as an artist or designer-maker and into the creative community that exists outside universities and colleges. All our previous AA2A artists get get free access to Dotbiz and now, for four months during the summer (June - Sept) we can all see their work on the Dotbiz Homepage. Yipee!

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Teresa Harrison, Anglia Ruskin University

May 29, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: Anglia Ruskin University's AA2A artist Teresa Harrison's image 'Escapism Tent' from her Dotbiz album 'Escapism'.

Materials for the tent included: canvas, wood, metal, safety pins and 1400 delivery tags! You can see more of Teresa's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Apply for funding & scholarships. You may not get all but you may get some!" AA2A artist 2013-14, University of Sunderland

Other news: Last chance to vote for your favourite AA2A artist of 2014/15  voting closes end of the month - spread the word!

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Alison O'Neill & Jo Paul, North Herts College

May 22, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: from a collaborative project & installation by Alison O'Neill & Jo Paul, AA2A artists at North Hertfordshire College.

You can find out more about their project 'One for Sorrow' in Jo's blog and see more of their work in Alison's image album on Dotbiz.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Volunteer, network, and apply for every graduate opportunity you can - they soon disappear!" AA2A artist 2013-14, Derby University.

Other news: Another big thank you to those of you who have sent us your end of scheme evaluations and a quick reminder to those of you who haven't yet - they really do help us to inform the project so all feedback is very gratefully received. We really appreciate your time.

With best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Chidera Ugada, AA2A Student Rep Coventry Uni

May 15, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: Coventry University's AA2A Student Rep Chidera Ugada's image from his Dotbiz album 'The Outcasted (2015)':

You can see more of Chidera's work on his Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Be inspired by other artists but develop your own unique visual language and themes." Jane Barwood, AA2A 2013-14, Liverpool Hope University.

Other News: AA2A have been attending the CHEAD symposium 'What's the point of Employability in Art and Design' today.

Lots of exciting AA2A exhibitions about to take place over the next few weeks. Don't forget to send us your fliers and we'll give you a mention where we can.

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

 

Pic of the Week: Landon Peck, University of Hertfordshire (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news..)

May 8, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: University of Hertfordshire's AA2A artist Landon Peck's image 'Fortitude' from his Dotbiz album 'Biomimicry Study'.

You can see more of Landon's work on his Dotbiz page

Other news: A big, big thank you to those of you who have already sent us your end of scheme evaluations. Please keep them coming as your feedback really can make a difference!

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

 

Pic of the Week: Esther Khang, Chelmsford College (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news..)

May 1, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: Chelmsford College's AA2A artist Esther Khang's image from her Dotbiz album 'Work in progress'.

You can see more of Esther's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Do small one day exhibitions to help get more of an overview into what happens when putting together an exhibition." Tony Knox, AA2A 2013-14, University of Central Lancashire

Other News: For current artists on the scheme - you should have received email from us about the 'AA2A Artists Evaluation' Please could you contact us if you have not received this?

We really look forward to receiving your feedback about the scheme and your experience, it genuinely makes a difference to how we run the scheme in future.

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Pic of the Week: Karen Thompson, York College (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news..)

April 24, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: York College's 'AA2A Plus' artist Karen Thompson's image 'Terracotta cast with iron fingers' from her Dotbiz album 'Studio'.

You can see more of Karen's work on her Dotbiz page.

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Decide what you want to do - have a plan." Sharon Hannah, AA2A 2013-14, Southampton Solent University

Other news: We're delighted to announce that we have again received funding from the Arts Council England's competitive Lottery stream 'Grants for the Arts'.  A huge thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work and commitment to AA2A which has made it so successful. Here's to another great year ahead and to developing the project further!

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)

Pic of the Week: Lucy & Layla Swinhoe, University of Derby (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news..)

April 17, 2015 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

Pic of the Week: Derby Uni's AA2A Student Reps Lucy & Layla Swinhoe's image 'Everyman Film Stills (Frozen Warnings) No. 37'

You can see more of Lucy & Layla's work on their Dotbiz page

Tip of the Week from AA2A artists to students (as featured in our self-employment talks): "Try to keep the momentum going when you graduate - make use of contacts you make (like AA2A artists)!" AA2A artist 2013-14, University of Sunderland

Other news: For those of you drawing to the end of a scheme we hope you have a great last few weeks and we hope you'll stay in touch! A great way to do this is through our AA2A 'Engage' membership.  This is an active membership group of previous AA2A artists who want to keep in touch with AA2A institutions and are prepared to act as role models for students.  We hope this will provide them with insights into professional life as an artist and into the creative communities that exist outside universities and colleges. In return we'll give you free continued access Dotbiz (previously £15 year for ex-artists). We'll be posting and sending you more details of how to join very soon. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the rest of your scheme.

Best wishes,

The AA2A Team (Wendy, Georgia & Jo)