Open call

Open Call: Engagement Fellowship for UK-based Artists

UK-based artists are invit­ed to apply for a new Engage­ment Fel­low­ship, work­ing with Spike Island and Cre­ative Youth Network

The Fellowship is for UK-based artists of all ages and backgrounds with experience in developing Engagement projects with young people.

The successful applicant will receive:

A £5,000 fee to mentor and develop a new Engagement commission with alumni from Creative Youth Network’s Creative Futures programme
A £10,000 production budget for the Engagement commission, including travel to and accommodation in Bristol
A studio space at Spike Island for 12-months, from 10 January to 14 December 2022
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 2022, either in Spike Island’s Project Space, or on our website and online channels (depending on the format).

For more information, please see Spike Island's website:

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