Friday, 4 December 2009

Residency in Rome

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


In case you aren't aware of here is the link where you can find articles giving advice to all sorts of creative practitioners - along with information about various opportunities (including a Berlin residency!) They also have a weekly e-newsletter which you can sign up to - which is usually pretty interesting.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Daiwa Scholarships in Japan

This is an opportunity I found that I thought you might be interested in. It is for a 19 month study, work placement and homestay in Japan. Check it out.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Wildlife Art Expedition and Bursary Opportunity

MAAP alumni Chris Wallbank will shortly be departing on his latest expedition, sponsored by the SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) Bursary scheme. Chris will be travelling across the Bay of Biscay by ferry and into the Picos De Europa National Park ( N. Spain ) on foot between 7 October and 9 November. Over this month he is hoping to observe and document a whole range of ecosystems, supporting wildlife from deep diving whales to high altitude dwelling species like the Chamois and Wallcreeper. Find out exactly what he discovers by following the expedition’s online log and sketch book at

SWLA bursary awards of up to £750 each are open to emerging artists to enable them to develop their skills through mounting a special project, travel or education

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Call to participate

The somethink collective are a group of Book Arts post graduates who are putting together a group project which could be a fun thing to be a part of - maybe something to keep the old creative juices flowing so take a look.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Published and be damned book fair

Hello everyone, just thought someone might be interested in checking this out if they're in or near London that weekend, looks quite cool.x

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Save The World

Anna found this opportunity - make a short film about climate change and win yourself £1000.
Click on the post title for the link.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Free Range Christmas Event

Hi everyone, well done on the show, it was a great evening. We got sent this and was wondering if anyone is interested in selling prints or books etc? let me know x george

Dear Free Rangers,

Hope you are all very well.Here is a fabulous opportunity for you to sell your art & design directly to the public over the Christmas period.A stall in the Design & Gift Market starts at £150 for 4 days!! See below for more info.Let us know if you are interested.

Tamsin & The Old Truman Brewery Events Team x 0207 770 6007alliwant@trumanbrewery.com91 Brick Lane E1 6QL London

Friday, 4 September 2009

Well done everyone on the show last night. I hope you all had a great time. I just thought I'd post a note to encourage everyone to maintain this blog after the course. It could be a really great way of sharing information about opportunities that arise, and events or competitions that are coming up. Sharing is caring so keep posting.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Swatch Young Illustrators Award

Just incase anyone's interested. Deadline's not until September. Click on the title of this post for the link.

Sunday, 19 July 2009


The Drawbridge ( is a quarterly broadsheet which has a selected theme with each publication. I am not sure if they pay for submissions but could be a good way of getting work out and about. The link for submissions is

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

two events at Trerife this summer

Fine Food, Art and Craft Fair.
Saturday 8th & 9th August,
For more information please contact

Corwall Design Fair In Association with Hidden Art
22nd and 23rd August
The best of the county's design and craft skills will be on show at the annual Design Fair this weekend.
Now in its fourth year, the design fair is a celebration of the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish design in historic surroundings. There is something for all the family, from individual designer-makers to ‘Curated design at Trereife’ inside the House.
For more information please contact


Possible job for post MA for someone....

Inside Cornwall magazine, based in Newlyn, has a vacancy for a part-time, Junior Production Assistant to join its busy team. If you are interested please direct all applications to

Junior Production Assistant - Inside Cornwall magazinePart-time position - flexible hours to match magazine deadlines with an average of 20 hours per week. Wage negotiable dependent on experience. Successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills to assist in the production process of our magazines and supplements. A good knowledge of Indesign and Photoshop is essential with other relevant experience desirable - training will be provided.Email you CV, a few examples of your work along with a letter explaining why you would be suitable for this role by 17 July to

Monday, 6 July 2009

It doesn't pay but...

Ambit is an art and poetry magazine - you can find it in the library. They don't pay for using work, but if that doesn't bother you, it could be a way to get your work out there.

Salon 09 - Call for entries

Salon09 is an annual open submission exhibition that allows creative practitioners at all stages of their career the opportunity to present their work to an audience of their peers, and invited curators and collectors.

Take a look at the link to find out more. You have to be a member to enter, but membership for the year is only £8.

Deadline - 31st July 09

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Writing Workshop

Friday 26th June 2pm, MA Illustration Studio, Falmouth

An open ended writing workshop.
Open for all and generally informative. Particularly designed for those who have writing they wish to get feedback on: bring it along. 

We will be running a chaired discussion/feedback session with a menu of things which we can do along the way if they become relevant. These might include exercises to develop:
 - narrative structures
 - free, unblocked writing
 - characterisation

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


So, we'd really like for this blog to start looking good and it seems that the first step is to get a good banner across the top with the blog title and what-not. It's open to everyone on the course so have a crack and see if you can come up with something. Entries should be emailed to either Laura or Vicky (Clark) by the end of the month and will be judged by an esteemed panel of highly talented and discerning individuals.
The grand prize for the one and only winner is a tea party held in honour of the victor (with the winner's choice of custom baked cake) to take place at a tuesday evening crit one fine summer evening.


Gather round one and all - welcome to the MA blog. The thinking behind it is that it can serve as a kind of notice board for course members and alumni to alert everyone to interesting opportunities and exciting things to look out for. The idea is that all students, past and present, will be able to make and read posts, wherever they may be.
In time, it will hopefully start to look cool and be full of things like up coming events, job opportunities, competitions and the like so keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground for stuff to contribute!