How to apply 

Eligibility

Please confirm within your application that you satisfy the following criteria: 

  • You are based in the UK
  • You are able to articulate why a programme that focuses on community-oriented practice, socio-political issues and public contexts is beneficial to your practice
  • You have an interest in developing or further developing a collaborative practice
  • You are interested in exploring the opportunities and challenges of the digital realm as a platform for collaboration, engagement, and exchange as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
  • You have been out of formal accredited education for at least two years. This means you will have completed your course in or before 2018
  • It is not required to have undergone formal art school training and qualifications are not required. However, you should demonstrate at least two years of experience of working at the intersection of contemporary art and issues of socio-political significance
  • You can commit to attending all 17 sessions

Submission details 

Submission Deadline: 7 June 2020 at 11pm

To apply please send the following information in the form of one single PDF of no more than 10MB to constellations@upprojects.com 

  • Why is this learning opportunity of interest to you and how would it help you develop your work? (max 150 words)
  • How does your practice reflect an interest in any or all of the following areas: socio-political issues, community-oriented practice and/or public contexts? (max 200 words) 
  • We understand group collaboration as the process of co-authoring the creative process and self-organising as part of a group. What is your experience of working collaboratively? (max 200 words)
  • Between July and October 2020, the group will attend 4 self-led sessions. Collectively your group will devise a working together toolkit. What ideas would you put forward for developing ways of working together?  (max 200 words) 
  • What is the impact of the current social distancing measures on your practice? What opportunities and challenges have you encountered? (max 200 words)
Included in the PDF please supply: 
  • a maximum of five images of your work and/or links to websites or other relevant material
  • a current CV (please include your contact number, email and home address)
  • A completed equal opportunities and diversity monitoring form available to download via this link.  

We welcome applications from artists with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs). Applications may be made using alternative formats such as video or audio (max duration 20 minutes), rather than in writing. Please submit the application to constellations@upprojects.com

Online Interviews will be held on 16 and 17 June 2020 and successful applicants will be notified by the 19 June 2020. 

Programme start date: 6 July 2020  

For more information on this year's Constellations please click here.

For further background information on Constellations please click here.  

Constellations is supported by Arts Council England.