Call for artists

Open Call for UK-based Artists: Spike Island & Creative Youth Network Engagement Fellowship 2023

Spike Island and Cre­ative Youth Net­work are invit­ing appli­ca­tions from UK-based artists for the sec­ond Engage­ment Fel­low­ship for Artists.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to mentor and work in collaboration with a group of 3-4 emerging artists to create a new commission for Spike Island’s Project Space or digital channels. The selected candidate will guide the emerging artists through the practical aspects of creating a new commission.

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

The successful applicant will receive:
• A £5,000 fee to mentor and develop a new Engagement commission in collaboration with 3-4 alumni from Creative Youth Network’s Creative Futures programme.
• A £8,000 production budget towards making the Engagement commission in collaboration with the emerging artists, including travel to and accommodation in Bristol.
• A free studio space at Spike Island for 12-months, from October 2022 to September 2023.
• Support and mentorship from Spike Island’s Programme team.
• Annual membership to our 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 autumn 2023, either in Spike Island’s Project Space, or on our website and online channels (depending on the format/medium).