Category: Opportunities

The Batsford Prize 2022 — now open for entries


Leading art book publisher Batsford presents The Batsford Prize 2022. The award is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at a UK institution, with over £5,000 of prizes to be won.

There are four categories to enter, with a £500 cash prize for the winner of each category:

  • Applied Art and Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Children’s Illustration


  • The People’s Choice Award
    An award where the public chooses the winner from the shortlisted entries. There’s a £500 cash prize for the winner and books to win for those who vote.


The theme for the Batsford Prize 2022 is ‘Communication & Connection’. Batsford are looking for entries that show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of the theme, in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two. There is no restriction on the medium used, and we accept both entries that have been made as a part of coursework as well as personal work.


There are over £5,000 worth of prizes to be won!

  • £500 cash prize for the winner of each category, including the People’s Choice Award.
  • £50 worth of Batsford books for the winners and £500 worth of books for their college.
  • £50 worth of books for two runners up in each category.


Find out more about Batsford Here

Creative Lives in Progress — upcoming events

Considering a career in advertising? or interested in AR and exploring the world of tech?
Creative Lives in Progress are hosting a number of great events exploring these topics and the creative world at large, sign up or submit your questions using the links below.


1. Advertising Portfolio Review

Want to get into the world of advertising? On 27th January @_creativelives will host a portfolio review with Wieden+Kennedy, Droga 5, Stink Studios, Engine, Nice and Serious & many more.

  • Wednesday 27th January, 5-8pm
  • Online event
  • Applications close 17th January, 12pm


Apply before 17th January here:


2. Live Q&A: Getting into tech with Meta’s Viv Galinari 

AR artist at Meta, Viv Galinari, will talk about the journey from business graduate to AR artist, making a career change and working in tech.

  • Wednesday 19th January, 1pm
  • On Instagram Live


Sign up and submit your questions here:

The Periphery Students Project – Application Deadline: 21st Oct

The Periphery is a student project inspired by the work of Stephen Gill, who will be exhibiting at Arnolfini between 16 October-16 January. A collaboration between The School of Art & Design, Arnolfini, and ACE Technical Learning.

Level 2 undergraduate students from Art & Design or Photography are invited to apply to get involved.
What to do if you’re interested:

Watch a recording of the project launch here. Includes an introduction to this opportunity, also to Stephen Gill’s art work, by Arnolfini Director Gary Topp.

Study Stephen Gill’s work and visit his exhibition at Arnolfini (opens Saturday 16th October). Think about Stephen’s concept of ‘the periphery’, and how it might inspire you, or be an imaginative starting point for something new. Make sure you can be available on your Project Day (see details below). Stephen’s idea of the periphery is a starting point that can be interpreted in loads of different ways. E.g. Peripheral vision, margins, edges, liminal spaces, unattended to / undervalued / under-represented…? It’s up to you. Just don’t copy Stephen’s work! He already made it!

Apply to get involved via this link:
Deadline: 5pm – Thursday 21st October 2021.

Participants will attend a Project Day on Friday 5th November. These days will feature experimental making sessions led by technical staff, also academics and researchers. Materials will be provided for these workshops. Explore new processes and approaches! Make new art work! Work alongside students from other courses! It will be at Bower Ashton. (Times to be confirmed.)

Depending on your programme commitments, participants will also be able to book follow-up time in Fabrication and other technical areas at Bower Ashton during Mon-Weds 8th, 9th, 10th November, to develop your new art work. (Book via Student Project Coordinators:, 01173286886.)

Produce quality documentation of your art work, and process, as you go. We will ask you for high quality images and/or footage of the new work / project that you develop.

Further info:

Stephen Gill’s Arnolfini exhibition details are here , visiting days / times are here. Check out Arnolfini’s bookshop on the ground floor and Reading Room on 2nd floor.

Here are two short videos produced by Louisiana Museum, Denmark, featuring Stephen discussing recent projects.

Stephen’s exhibition is part of the brilliant Bristol Photo Festival, you might like to check out some other photography-related exhibitions and events happening in the city this Autumn.

Any questions:

Please email Mike Ricketts (Associate Head of Department: Art) at

Holey and Moley – Junior Designer(s) Wanted!

Holey & Moley is once again hiring a Junior Motion Designer:

This position is ideally aimed at a recent graduate that’s got some motion experience but is eager to learn more whilst working in the broadcast industry. The position is full time, starting on 16k-18k salary.

Everyone is welcome to apply!
They are looking for as many applications as possible.

We are looking for a new recruit; a switched-on creative who has talent, energy and a desire to work in motion graphics. A visual artist and creative thinker, you will be just as happy working on design, concept ideas and problem solving as you will be re-branding, art-working and training in new areas. Our ideal candidate will be someone who lives and breathes design and has the skills and aptitude to develop and become a key member of our award-winning team. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to grow and learn within a demanding industry, gain skills and training and be nurtured within a small but experienced company.

Bristol Black History Month Magazine

Are you an emerging Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Content Creator, Photographer or a Videographer? Would you like your work featured in the BHM magazine and on the BSWN website? We are looking for engaging, innovative and high-quality creative content across the themes of education, heritage, talent, knowledge and race for this year’s BHM magazine.

Why are we reaching out to YOU! We want to create a magazine that is representative of the South West and its communities. So submit your material and we will promote it on our socials, magazine and website.
You can get involved by:

Writing an Article for us!
Sharing your Creative Work with us!
Promoting your Event!
Advertising your Business with us!

Deadline: 6th September

All info here:

2 Jobs Available at Garrettcreative

Garret Creative is recruiting for:
– Junior Designer (Web)
– Creative Marketing Assistant (BD)
through the DWP Kickstart scheme*.

Attached job specs and we’re taking applications through:

*The Kickstart scheme is aimed at 16 to 24-year olds currently on (or applicable for) Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Junior Web and Graphic Designer – Download Pdf
Creative Marketing Assistant – Download Pdf

Portfolio Review – Creative Lives in Progress

Creative Lives in Progress are now LIVE with their next Portfolio Review.

Registration closes at midnight on 18th May

To get involved, click here.