Apply: Circus Graduate Associates

Circus’ Graduate Associates is a development programme for emergent visual artists in the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. This programme is delivered in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands and supported by XpoNorth and Creative Scotland.

Over the course of ten months we will support you to develop the confidence and critical skills needed to thrive within the visual arts, bridging the gap for recent graduates between their visual art training and a freelance career within the sector. Our hopes for this first cohort is to build a supportive community of practice in the face of Covid-19 and increased isolation as well as open up new opportunities for recent graduates across the region. Through regular online training, a peer review summer school as well as different opportunities to show your work (online, print, exhibition), the programme is structured to encourage dialogue with your peers and help you to navigate career pathways during these uncertain times.


This opportunity is open to all contemporary visual artists who graduated in 2018 / 2019 / 2020 from:

  • Any University of the Highlands and Islands BA (hons) undergraduate or MA postgraduate course and are still based in the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.


  • Any Contemporary Art Practice/Fine Art BA (hons) undergraduate or MA postgraduate course from any UK art school and are now based within the Highlands or Moray.

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