fully funded Castlefield Gallery Associates Membership

Castlefield Gallery Associates is a membership scheme for artists, writers and independent creatives working in contemporary visual art. 

It acts as a hub, bringing together creative practitioners and providing members with information, skills development, opportunities, resources and critical dialogue around contemporary art practice. We host monthly in person and online events that are devised in response to our wider gallery programme and reflect the needs and interests of our associates, artists and creatives involved.

We are currently growing the membership offer and are keen to engage with artists and creatives who identify with one or more of the following: 

– Being from a low socio-economic background
– Disabled or with a long-term health condition
– Being from the Global Majority
– Being neurodiverse

To help us grow Castlefield Gallery Associates the Haworth Trust and Manchester City Council are funding 30 new memberships for 12 months. If you would like to develop your creative practice and participate in Castlefield Gallery Associates programme you can apply for one of the following fully funded membership places:

– 15 places available for artists and creatives based in Greater Manchester and the wider North West region.
– 15 places available for artists and creatives based in either Manchester City Centre, elsewhere in the UK or internationally. 

Being a Castlefield Gallery Associate gives you access to: 

– Talks with visiting artists, writers & curators
– One-to-one advisory sessions with Castlefield Gallery Directors
– Exchanges with other associate schemes & artist membership groups across the UK
– The opportunity to apply for Castlefield Gallery Associates Members Exhibition
– Access to free temporary work and project space with Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces scheme
– Workshops and talks centred on creative professional development, helping members to communicate their practice, learn about applying for funding as well as writing exhibition proposals and responding to call outs. 

To Apply

We recognise that application writing takes time and effort that is unpaid labour. As such we have tried to keep the application process as simple as possible. 

Please fill out this online form –  https://bit.ly/3TY2W0M

The form asks for brief personal information and 5 sentences that ask why you feel you would benefit from joining the scheme at this moment in time.

A pdf of the form is available to download here

If you would rather submit your application by video or audio recording please answer the questions in the application form accessed by the link above and place all files in an email to associates@castlefieldgallery.co.uk with the subject line Funded Associate Membership.

The deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday 12th May 

Website link for apply: Apply for a fully funded Associates Membership | Castlefield Gallery

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