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The Axis Fellowship 2023 cohort. From top left to bottom right: Charlotte Cullen, Farida Yesmin, Harriet Bowman and Sam Hutchinson

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Axis Fellowship 2024

Axis invites applications for the Axis Fellowship 2024, a prestigious, fully-funded development opportunity for early to mid-career artists. This initiative supports a cohort of three artists over two intensive 3-month periods: October - December 2024 and February - April 2025.

What are we offering? 
  • £4,000 funding to support your artistic development.
  • Monthly cohort meetings with fellow artists for shared learning experiences.
  • One-on-one mentoring with Axis staff and guest mentors.
  • Two bespoke digital promotional pieces tailored to your practice, which could include videos, writing, online events, or other formats developed alongside you.
  • Increased visibility through our digital platforms and social media channels
Who can apply?
  • Two positions are open exclusively to Axis Professional Members.
  • One position is open to Axis members of any paid membership type who meet the same criteria.
  • Only UK-based Axis Members can apply.
  • Members must have maintained their membership for at least 12 months or set up an annual membership one month before the application deadline.
Are you an artist who will… 
  • Benefit from a process of shared learning with other cohort members?
  • Benefit from mentoring with Axis staff and other guest mentors?
  • Benefit from a timely financial intervention to help develop your creative practice?
  • Benefit from showcasing your creative practice to a wider audience?
  • Be open to sharing your creative process and development with other Axis members?
When can you apply?
  • Applications open: 13 June 2024
  • Closing date: 29 July 2024
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified: 1 September 2024
  • Interviews will take place online: week commencing 9 September 2024
Expected Commitment

Only members who are fully committed to actively participating in monthly meetings, mentoring sessions, and creating promotional content should apply. We are looking for dedicated artists ready to invest time and effort into their professional growth and engagement.

How to Apply (Members Only)
  • For more information, including the application form, key dates, FAQs, and submission guidelines please check the Axis Members Community.

Not a Member? Join here

Why Axis?

Axis champions and supports contemporary visual arts in the UK, making art accessible and engaging for all. With over 10,000 members and hosting more than 100 showcases, events, and talks annually, Axis is at the forefront of the contemporary visual arts scene. Founded in 1991, we promote the diversity of contemporary art and support artists through resources, opportunities, and platforms.

As an independent charity, we operate beyond the influence of public funding bodies, ensuring our projects align with our mission and values. Our initiatives are driven by our dialogue with artists, ensuring we meet the actual needs of the contemporary art community. The Axis Fellowship is self-financed and not supported by public subsidy.


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