The art school I teach at is a participant in the AA2A scheme, 'Artists access to Art Colleges'. It's a brilliantly simple and inspired idea, funding artists to use art college facilities and resources to continue their practice. The scheme is run at lots of different art schools throughout the UK
It would be great to have some animators working in the department, so if you are interested please see the info below.
"Artists Access to Art Colleges is funded by the Lottery through A.C.E., and offers artists & designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using art college facilities eg. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programme. AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and Colleges through their interaction with practising artists.
Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2010 and April 2011 and a materials/travel grant of £220 is usually available.
Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2010
Applicants must have at least one years professional practice and should be able to work with minimal technical support.
Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2007 to 2008 or before can now reapply. To read previous artists' stories click here.
AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates."