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.

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:

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form at the link below and return it to alumni@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Creatives in Residence Application Form 2019

Deadline for applications is Monday 2 September 2019.

Past Creatives in Residence:

Zuzana Marekova

Image: Zuzana Marekova

Zuzana Marekova graduated from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design in 2015 and gained her placement as a Creative in Residence shortly after. The placement allowed her to set up her own business which is now in its fourth year. Find out more about Zuzana's experience here.

Georgia Lucas-Going

Image: Georgia Lucas Going, Too Many Feelings, 2016.

Georgia Lucas Going studied BA (Hons) Fine Art and returned to the University as a Creative in Residence in 2013. Georgia gained an MFA Fine Art from the Slade School of Art, London in 2017 and has exhibited at New Contemporaries 2016. www.georgialucasgoing.com  

Read more about Georgia's experience here .

Hamish Irvine

Image: © Hamish Irvine Photographer www.hamishirvine.com

Hamish Irvine is a freelance photographer based in Leeds. He graduated from BA (Hons) Photography in 2017 with first-class honours and returned to the University as a Creative in Residence from autumn 2017, pursuing his ongoing street photography project. Hamish also set up his own successful wedding photography business after leaving the University.

Read more about Hamish’s experience here