University offers places for artists in residence

Friday 10 August 2012
A work by current Salford AA2A artist Claire Weetman
A work by current Salford AA2A artist Claire Weetman
The University of Salford is offering the opportunity for four artists to become artists in residence for a year, using the School of Art & Design’s facilities and expertise to work on a project or undertake research.

Part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) scheme involving 32 further and higher education institutions across England, the Salford residencies will give participating visual artists and designer makers the opportunity to use specialist equipment which may not otherwise be available to them while benefiting the University by bringing in new ideas and techniques.


Salford has been involved in AA2A for several years and the current participants are Lowri Evans, Claire Weetman, Jonathan Maj and Jessica Longmore.

Kit Turner, the University’s AA2A administrator, said: “‘The AA2A scheme gives up and coming artists access to some fantastic resources here at the University. These include visual and graphic art studios, digital technologies and installation spaces across the campus, including our facilities at MediaCityUK.”

Applications for the AA2A artist-in-residence scheme are now being accepted by the University of Salford. Interested visual artists and designer makers can find out further details of how to apply at The application form can be downloaded from before submission to


The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 3 September 2012 and all applicants will be informed of decisions by Friday 14 September 2012.