Launchgrad News, Event & Opportunities w/c 16th November 2020

November 16, 2020


Luanchgrad News, Event & Opportunities w/c 16th November 2020

Congratulations to CDC graduate 

Congratulations to recent graduate, Millicent Sutton, who is an exhibitor in the 2020 Future Edit Exhibition at the new Crafts Council Gallery.

See the full exhibition here:


HCA Library Click & Collect for Graduate Associate Members

HCA library is pleased to be able to offer Graduate Associate Members a ‘Click and Collect’ library service, up until Christmas 2020.​You will be able to reserve up to five books from the library, which you can then collect from Reception at College Road Campus. You can search the library catalogue and reserve books online here: or you can just email us your requests on

  • ​​To log onto the library catalogue –  your Reader Code is the number under the barcode on your student ID card and your PIN number is the last four digits of that number.

We will then let you know when they are ready for collection. Please email us on with any questions.


Graduate Outcomes Survey

If you graduated from a BA course at HCA in the Summer of 2019 you may have already been sent a link to a national survey capturing the activities and perspectives of graduates, known as Graduate Outcomes.

We’d like to thank those who have already filled out their surveys – thank-you SO much – this really helps us. And if you haven’t already been sent a survey please keep an eye out for a link or text from the Graduate Outcomes team.

We will use your survey responses to help us develop our courses here at HCA. Find out more about the Graduate Outcomes survey on their website, on our blog or by contacting us.


Graduate Associate Membership and Residencies

We have had to freeze access for Graduate Associate Membership so that we comply with COVID safety guidelines around physical access to buildings. For the same reason we have also had to freeze the Graduates in Residence scheme, but will soon be circulating a short  ‘expression of interest’ form to this years grads so we have a record of those who may be interested in the scheme in future.

Please email Lily Morris if you are interested in applying for Associate Graduate Membership



Launchgrad News, Event & Opportunities w/c 16th November 2020

Graphics Guest Lecture

Elfen Design

Wednesday 18 November, 1.30pm

The Graphics team invite you to a guest lecture from Elfen Design, a multi award winning, bilingual design company based in Cardiff Bay.

Click here to join the meeting


Enterprise Thursday

Thursday 26 November, 12.30pm – 1.10pm

This week’s Enterprise Thursday will consider writing cover letters. We have Gail Kilminster, HCA’s excellent careers advisor, live during the session to offer advice and support.

Click here to join the meeting


Propositions for Alternative Narratives Exhibition

lease pop into room A16 to visit this contemporary Photographic pop-up exhibition curated by our 3rd year students.



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Open Call | IONNYK 2020 – photographic art, digital, black & white

Deadline: Monday 30 November/ Tuesday 15 December

In partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, IONNYK is launching its first open call for participation aimed at contemporary visual artists around photographic art, digital black & white. The prize includes a €1500 grant to be divided between three laureats and the opportunity, without limit of winners, to join the IONNYK artists catalog allowing artists to generate income.

Find out more here


VAA International Art Exhibition

Deadline: Tuesday 8 December

The VAA International Art Exhibition 2021 is an online space for Artists & Collectors to connect. The event is an ambitious exhibition expanding across four virtual gallery spaces, featuring the work of over 2000 talented Artists.

Find out more and apply here


Open Call: Collide Residency Award

Deadline: Monday 7 December

Collide invites entries from artists of any nationality interested in interacting with fundamental research and the extraordinary CERN community. The programme is targeted at artists with a distinct interest in a transdisciplinary approach, a strong motivation for scientific thinking and advance research.Targeted at artists across all creative disciplines and all nationalities, Collide includes 15,000 Swiss Francs as a research and artistic production award; personal allowance, travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the three months of the residency at CERN and in Barcelona; and curatorial and scientific support to develop the residency and production project.

Find out more and apply here


The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2021

Deadline: Friday 4 December

Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their 122nd Annual Exhibition 2021.

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their Annual Exhibition. The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists including: The Yoshimoto Prize (£1,000), Unison Young Artist Award (£500 and set of 72 pastels), Annie Longley Award (£250), The Pastel Society Young Artist Award (£200), The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award (£50) and more.

Find out more and apply here


Jobs & Funding


 HE Hardship Fund – Current students only

Deadline: Monday 23 November

Please be advised that the HE Hardship Fund for the Winter Term is now available.

The form can be accessed through HCA Student Net. Please scroll down to find the link below ‘Coronavirus Updates’. Completed forms should be returned by Monday 23rd November 2020.


You are welcome to get in touch with one of us (Sarah-Jane Crowson and Lily Morris) using our email address – And if you don’t already, follow us on Instagram for posts about grad life and more opportunities for creatives!


If you are involved with a project, or would like to mention something for next week’s Launchgrad newsletter, please get in touch!