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The Warwick Stafford Research Fellowship

The application process for the 2014/15 Warwick Stafford Fellowship is now open.

The Warwick Stafford Fellowship is an annual prize aimed at early career practitioners in Fine Art, the Fellowship is hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Fellowship prize money will be in the form of a one-year bursary of £20,000, paid monthly. In addition to the bursary Northumbria will provide the successful Fellow with:  
• A studio space in Northumbria’s Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39
• Technical support
• Access to exhibition space
• Regular tutorials and training sessions
• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists

The Fellow will be required to fund their own materials and travel costs but will be assisted by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences to apply for additional external funding.

The Fellowship will offer an early career artist a structured opportunity to advance their practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, Fine Art Researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. Support and development will be designed to meet the needs of the individual Fellow. The artist will develop a body of new work and advance their practice led research. New work will be accessible during public events at the BxNU Institute and will form a core part of the exhibition programme in Gallery North, the Faculty's prestigious venue for contemporary art.

The Fellowship will culminate in a Solo Exhibition, Symposium and publication.

The current Warwick Stafford Fellow is Luke McCreadie who has taken up his studio place at BALTIC 39.

How to apply
Entry to the 2014/15 Fellowship is now open and is by online application form. During selection the panel will look to identify applicants whose practice and research will benefit most from the opportunities offered.

Artists are required to submit:

• A CV and contact details of one referee
• An Artist’s Statement (750 word max.) outlining your reasons for wishing to become a Fellow and how the Fellowship would benefit your current practice.
• Up to Eight images of current work

As a submission of practice led research the selection panel will be looking for excellence in:

• Your knowledge and critical understanding of innovative concepts and approaches to Fine Art Practice
• Previous projects/exhibitions which engaged with the public
• Articulation of the creative, conceptual and innovative ways of developing exciting and thought-provoking practice and research 

The deadline for applications is noon on Thursday 31 July 2014

For further queries please contact az.wsfellowship@northumbria.ac.uk