Call for artists

Open Call for UK-based Artists: Spike Island and Creative Youth Network Engagement Fellowship 2024

Spike Island and Cre­ative Youth Net­work are pleased to invite appli­ca­tions from UK-based artists for the WEVAA Engage­ment Fel­low­ship for Artists.

09:00 11/09/23
This is an exciting opportunity for you to mentor and work in collaboration with a group of three to four early-career artists to create a new digital commission for Spike Island’s digital channels. If selected, you will guide the early career artists through the practical aspects of creating a new digital commission.  

This opportunity is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance, supported by Arts Council England.  

The successful applicant will receive: 
• A £4,000 fee to mentor and develop a new Engagement commission in collaboration with three to four alumni from Creative Youth Network’s Creative Futures programme. 
• A £4,000 production budget for the Engagement commission, including travel to and accommodation in Bristol where necessary. 
• A free studio space at Spike Island for 10 months, from November 2023 to August 2024. 
• Support from Spike Island’s Programme team. 
• Annual membership to the Spike Island Associates programme, which offers free access to regular talks, one-to-ones with artists, critics and curators, and other opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support. 

The new commission will be presented to the public in summer 2024, on Spike Island's website and online channels.