Launchgrad News, Events & Opps w/c 26th October 2020

October 26, 2020


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



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HCA Makers Discussion Session

Wednesday 4th November, 12:15pm

We set up this group in March and then carried on through the lockdown on zoom. It The idea was for a regular (monthly) meet up for makers from college, aimed mainly at L6, MA and graduates, though open to all, for a chance to meet with others and discuss anything to do with making – what we are currently making, good exhibitions to visit, tips, etc.

This academic year, we will be meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 12.15 on zoom for a 40 minute session. Hopefully we might be able to move back to the CRC library when restrictions ease! The theme for 4th November is: What we are making now.

Join the meeting on Zoom here
Meeting ID: 783 7451 1742

Passcode: 0PE6Lg


Enterprise Thursday

Thursday 29 October, 12.30pm – 1:15pm

If you are interested in joining the next Enterprise Thursday meeting, please email Sarah-Jane Crowson



Photo of Wolf Suschitzky by (c) Joerg Burger

>>Designers In Residence<<

Deadline: Sunday 15 November

»Designers in Residence« is directed towards young designers especially in the areas of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. Interdisciplinary working methods are welcome. In total there will be three scholarships for a three-month working phase at the EMMA Creative Center in Pforzheim. The scholarship holders will have access to fully equipped workshop workplaces as well as coworking desks in the EMMA Creative Center.

Find out more and apply here


Solo Shows: International Open Call

Deadline: Monday 16 November

It’s been 3 years since we started to do pop up exhibitions in London and almost a year since we’ve opened the doors of our permanent gallery space in Aldgate. With support from artists and audience from all around the globe we have decided to make the next logical step into our ongoing ascendence in the international art scene, “SOLO SHOWS”.

Find out more and submit your work here


Wolf Suschitzky Prize Open Call 2020

Deadline: Monday 30 November

The Austrian Cultural Forum London invites emerging photographers based in Austria and the UK to participate in a prize in tribute of the late Austrian émigré photographer Wolf Suschitzky. For our second edition of the prize, we invite submissions by emerging photographers on the theme of ‘Life in 2020’.There are two prizes available: 1. An Austria based winner will receive a two-week ACF London residency + €500 cash prize and 2. A UK based winner will receive a two-week Vienna/Salzburg residency + €500 cash prize Both residencies will be offered in 2021. The winners will be invited to show their work at the ACF London in an exhibition in spring 2021.

Find out more and apply here


The Sculpture Garden

Deadline: Tuesday 1 December

The Sculpture Garden is an established biennial outdoor selling exhibition.This contemporary garden sculpture show is hosted by The John Lewis Partnership and is the headline event for Cookham Festival of the Arts. The Sculpture Garden supports and promotes makers in a multitude of disciplines at various stages of their careers. We welcome unusual works as well as more traditional forms.  We embrace showcasing young committed artists launching their careers. Artwork must be created to survive outside and be of sufficient scale for display in the gardens. We are not able financial assistance for transport costs or installation. We do require that you are a professional working artist.

Find out more and apply here


Distinctly Birmingham Open Call: Public Realm Residencies

Deadline: Monday 9 November

Distinctly Birmingham offers a 4-day residency or digital residency, in Birmingham (or remotely) for research and inspiration by drawing on the people, places and histories unique to the city followed by a presentation event at a later date to present the developed ideas to a room of local businesses, organisations and councillors. Artists will develop ideas for public realm projects. We encourage established artists from a wide-range of disciplines to apply.

Find out more and apply here


Gender House Queer Arts Fest Call Out for Performances

Deadline: Sunday 15 November

The GENDERhouse#2 Queer Arts Festival is open for applications for full length performance works that either tackle themes of gender, sexuality or identity or that defy traditions, queer the boarders of what performance is and can be, or have an artistic expression that stands out from the “artistic usual or genre normative”.  We seek works that are bold, daring, artistically uncompromising and unapologetic for their form.

Selected performances will be programmed as part of The GENDER House#2 Queer Arts Festival between 24thSeptember – 10th October 2021. The works will be presented as part of the festivals program between the theatres: Bora Bora – dans og visuelt teater and Åbne Scenen, Godsbanen in Aarhus Denmark.

Find out more and apply here


Jobs & Funding


Various part time roles available

Business Assistant, Resource Assistant,
Administration/Management Information Assistant, Curriculum Support Tutor
Hereford College of Arts

Site Supervisor
Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Creative Arts Referral Co-ordinator
Warwickshire County Council

Creative Producer
Ffotogallery, Cardiff

 Visitor and Events Coordinator
New Art Centre, Salisbury


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!




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