Our Creatives in Residence scheme helps former students to set up as independent or freelance artists, designers, curators or project managers. 

BA Graduates of Leeds Arts University from the past five years, who have not completed further academic study, can apply to join our Creatives in Residence scheme to complete a three month residency.

What you get from us:

You’ll have access to the award winning facilities at the University as well as a support network. In some cases, a small studio space may be made available. No tuition is included, but you can always discuss work and projects with others on the scheme. You’ll be able to get involved in opportunities such as the Life after University workshops and Summer Programme, research clusters, Creative Networks and hearing from visiting professionals.

In 2017/18 applications were open for Creatives in Residence in the below course areas:

BA (Hons) Animation

BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

BA (Hons) Fashion

BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA (Hons) Illustration

BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

What we expect from you:

You’ll be expected to engage with current students, share knowledge, experience, practice and specialist skills. You’ll attend update meetings with fellow Creatives in Residence and to give a final presentation on your project at the end of your residency.

How to Apply:

The deadline for applications for 2017/18 has now passed.

If you have any further questions please contact the Alumni Relations and Development Officer at alumni@leeds-art.ac.uk

Case Study

Florence Angelica Colson, BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design graduate and Creative in Residence 2014-15.

Florence Colson Pod

On her time as a Creative in Residence Florence said:

"It was great having the opportunity to get back into that studio, having a space of my own and use of facilities was amazing! After a year or so of internships and working freelance from home it was amazing to be surrounded by a ‘mass’ of creative minds again. It was generally just helpful to have support and voice ideas with the students, tutors and CIR group. I also had the opportunity to take a collection of alumni’s work to a tradeshow in Eindhoven over Dutch design week and worked as a part-time tutor with first year, which were great professional experiences."

Read more about Florence's experience here.