Syllabus VI: call for submissions

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire invite applications from artists for Syllabus VI; a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its sixth year that will support ten artists across ten months.

Syllabus offers time to come together with artists from across the UK to discuss ideas, work, life and approaches to practice.

Starting in September 2020, the Syllabus VI curriculum will be built around a series of six intensive gatherings, which the ten selected artists will collaboratively develop with curators and artists who work with the partner organisations, and two external Artistic Advisors – artist Jade Montserrat and curator Amanprit Sandhu.

Apply via submittable here.

The deadline for applications is 12 midnight Monday 13 April 2020.

Interviews for Syllabus will take place on 11, 12 and 14 May.

Artists will benefit from:

  • The opportunity to rethink individual practices through an intensive programme of gatherings, hosted by the partner organisations.
  • Working together to collaboratively shape and develop a reflexive, collective learning experience.
  • Critical conversations about ideas and work in progress with a supportive, national network of artists, curators and organisations.
  • Becoming part of a new network of artist peers.
  • Introductions to, and connections with, arts organisations, communities in cities across the UK and access to new networks, expertise and resources.
  • Two 1-2-1 meetings with the Artistic Advisors over the course of the year.
  • One 1-2-1 meeting with a partner organisation.

Unlike in previous years, selected artists will not be asked to contribute financially to the Syllabus. As a result, we anticipate the gatherings will include more content generated by the cohort itself, and so are looking for participants who want to proactively bring forward ideas to the programme and contribute to its design and delivery across the ten months.

Syllabus VI aims to reach artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches and bring together individuals from across the UK who have not yet had access to similar programmes. We are particularly keen to support people who are currently underrepresented in the visual arts including artists with Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, artists who identify as LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. We ask applicants to make this clear when applying, if applicable.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Rhiannon Moxham

Contact Email


Start Date

20th February 2020

Closing Date

13th April 2020