Launchgrad News Events & Opps w/c 12th October 2020

October 12, 2020


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 applications for Graduate Associate Membership so that we comply with COVID safety guidelines around physical access to buildings and our current graduate associate memberships remain frozen, with members asked to not access physical facilities in college.

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.


Launchgrad News Events & Opportunities w/c 12th October 2020

MA Fine Art Show at Canwood Gallery : Strata

(Following current social distancing guidelines)

Saturday 10 / Sunday 11 / Wednesday 14 / Thursday 15 / Friday 16 / Saturday 17 / Sunday 18 October

11am – 4pm

On show will be a diverse collection of new contemporary drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, film, video, photography, projections, ranging from large pieces to smaller artworks as well as limited edition prints, jewellery and cards.

When many other art institutions have cancelled their end of year graduate and post-grad shows or opted for an online presence, HCA MA show promises a unique opportunity to see this eclectic mix of contemporary art in Canwood Gallery.


Show Racism the Red Card

Friday 16 Oct

HCA will be supporting ‘Show racism the red card‘ on Friday this week. To support us, please wear something red and post a picture of yourself on social media, posting with the hashtags –

#hcaredcard #WRD20

It would be amazing if some grads joined us in this too!


October is Black History Month

October is Black History Month. There is lots of great stuff on the BLM website, and you can read the 2020 edition of the Annual Black History Month Magazine, an 84 page magazine full of great interviews and articles. Edited by Catherine Ross, Founder Director of Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum. Catherine said “Black History Month 2020 is a time for people to come together and hopefully learn lessons for the present and the future”.



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Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2021

Deadline: Monday 26 October

Applications are now open for the Clore Visual Artist Fellowship 2021, which for the fourth year is supported by a-n The Artists Information Company as part of the 2021 Clore Fellowships supported by a range of funders. Open to professional visual artists in the UK who are looking to develop as leaders in the cultural sector, the Fellowship is for artists working within fine art, applied art, live arts and moving image, sound and text-based practices, digital and animation, participatory, public and community arts.

Find out more and apply here


Pyramid Open Show 2021

Deadline: Friday 6 November

This is an artist call out for the Pyramid Open Show 2021. We invite artists working in any discipline, anywhere in the world, to submit work for an online exhibition opening on 26th February 2021. We’re asking artists to respond to a sensory call out, comprised of the colour orange, the word ouch! and the sound of pink noise.

Find out more and apply here


Artist-led Family Workshops Open Call

We are looking for proposals from arts practitioners based across the world to deliver our monthly family workshops. The workshops will be broadcast over Zoom, and participants will either be able to take part in person at Site Gallery (where possible) or from their own homes. Workshops can use digital or more traditional materials. There is no set theme but we welcome applications that give participants an entry point into your creative process so they can leave with fresh perspectives or new skills.

Find out more and apply here


Craft Artist in Residence

Deadline: Sunday 20 December

Cluster London is delighted to announce the launch of its first artist-in-residence programme, which will offer artists living outside of London the opportunity to experience the capital’s creative vibrancy through a fully-funded residency, and to develop their network in the city through a tailored mentorship programme.

Find out more and apply here

Jobs & Funding


Civil Service Fast Stream. Internships Summer Diversity Internship Programme

The Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. As a successful applicant, you’ll get an insight into the broad range of opportunities available across the Civil Service.

The SDIP is a great way to prepare for a place on one of our Fast Stream graduate programmes, which could lead to many different career paths at the heart of the UK Government. Two months on the SDIP could change your life!

You will need to meet the diversity requirements (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), socially or economically disadvantaged or have a disability).


Arts Council Grants

Don’t forget that the Arts Council National Lottery project grant funding stream is still open. Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners.


Freelance Craft Facilitator for Online Learning
Goldfinger Factory, London

Studio Technician,
Royal Drawing School, London

Casual Technician
Contact, Manchester

Book Cover Designer
Forward Arts Foundation

Contemporary Artist/Illustrator
Museum of Colour


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!