About Fellowship:
This Fellowship has been created by the School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), Birmingham City University in conjunction with the Chronus Art Center (CAC) in Shanghai. The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity for an artist at the commencement of or at a critical point in their professional career, to further develop his or her practice particularly in relation to Chinese art and culture. The Fellowship will be based in the School of Art. The successful applicant will be expected to become a full and active member of the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) and research community within the School.

This Fellowship is designed particularly for Chinese national students and graduates based either in China or in the UK. The successful applicant is to hold a postgraduate degree in Fine Art or a related subject and able to communicate in fluent English orally as well as in writing. The duration is normally, for 6 calendar months commencing in April 2015 .The Fellowship will normally conclude with an exhibition of work produced during the Fellowship as a CAC Fellowship section within the BIAD MA Fine Art show.

A total award of £10,000 will be offered to cover:

  • A monthly basis for 6 months at a rate of £1,000 per month.
  • One international return flight between China and the UK.
  • The rest £3,000 could cover both local transportation in UK and materials for production.

Studio Space & Access to the facility in BIAD :

The Fellow will be allocated a studio within the Margaret Street building. Additional space will         be available during July and August. Access to the general teaching and learning resources in Margaret Street will be available, including use of the library and use of the extensive workshops.

Fellows will:

  • Be required to commit the majority of their time to the Fellowship and to work in and from the studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham;
  • Engage with the development of the CCVA;
  • Contribute at least two seminars within the School;

Method of Application & Selection :
The application form( should be accompanied by visual evidence (as PowerPoint/Keynote/PDF, or as video, soundtrack) with accompanying information such as scale, materials, duration etc., and a written statement of not more than 1,000 words in English. Please email your application form to 
Short-listed candidates will be required to make a 15-minute presentation in front of the panel on their work, reasons for application, and development of work on the Fellowship.

Both parties agree to develop this annual fellowship for at least three years as a long-term collaboration.

The Closing Date for Application:

  • 0:00 am Sunday 21st December 2014
  • Interviews will take place by late January 2015 in Shanghai, China

More info : 

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About Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD):
BIAD, a Faculty of Birmingham City University, is one of the largest Institutions of its kind in the country.  It provides art and design courses at pre-degree, degree, postgraduate and research levels for over 3,500 full and part time students. The Schools of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design, Visual Communication, School of Jewellery and School of Art are located across four sites at the exciting new faculty building at Parkside, Bournville, Vittoria Street and Margaret Street.