Funding success for North artists welcomed by The Northern School of Art
The success of northern artists in the recently announced allocation of ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ funding from Arts Council England has been applauded by The Northern School of Art with a call for more to apply in the next round.
As the leading provider of specialist creative art and design degrees in the north, and one of the best in the UK, the School places great emphasis on encouraging students to develop their own individual creative style and to become the artist or designer they want to be
Pat Chapman, The Northern School of Art’s Vice Principal (Employability and External Relations), is urging other artists based in the north not to miss out in the next Creative Practice funding allocation.
He said: “We really welcome the investment that Arts Council England is making in the development of our creative talent. That’s what we do every day here at The Northern School of Art but this new opportunity allows early career creatives to develop their work and innovate – things that are at the heart of our thriving creative industries, driving growth.
“For us at The Northern it is especially good to see how successful northern artists have been in this round of the Creative Practice fund – we really do punch above our weight when it comes to creativity – and we are calling for other artists in the region to apply for this funding to help them develop their practice”
Positioning itself as the place for people serious about a successful career in the creative industries, The Northern School of Art achieves an impressive post study employment success rate with least 96% of the School’s graduates in employment or further studies six months after they graduated for the past four years.
This puts it amongst the best performing in the country for any subject, with 83% of 2016 graduates in professional or managerial positions by January 2017– outstripping the UK rate for all graduates (71%) and the UK average for art and design graduates (61%).
The Northern School of Art was one of only two north eastern institutions awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold accolade for full time undergraduate teaching in 2017, an achievement it attributes to the high contact time and specialist support it offers students.
It was subsequently ranked as the best amongst similar arts institutions for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS).
Details of the ACE ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ fund are available at artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP
For more information on opportunities and all courses at The Northern School of Art contact (01642) 288888 or visit northernart.ac.uk