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Near Now Fellowship

Applications from visual artists to the Near Now Fellowship are now open. Deadline 28 June 2019.

Applications to the Near Now Fellowship are now open.

Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway’s studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.

The Near Now Fellowship is our artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas.

What’s on offer?

The Near Now Fellowship is a twelve-month programme which offers:

  • Time and resources for you to focus on your artistic and professional practice and test ideas for new work founded on rigorous research.
  • An opportunity to exhibit work in Broadway’s Gallery.
  • A Creative Producer working closely with you to advise and support the research, development and showcasing of work originating from the Fellowship.
  • Support in identifying and approaching other sources of finance, collaboration, commissioning and showcasing opportunities to develop your work.
  • Access to mentoring from practitioners from Near Now’s existing networks or identified by you.
  • The opportunity to join our growing community of Fellows and Studio Members.

We offer over £20,000 in support of each Fellow’s work.

Each Fellow will receive:

  • £6000 research and development stipend.
  • £750 exhibition payment.
  • Up to £3000 towards production costs to showcase work emerging from the Fellowship.
  • Paid travel, accommodation and catering costs during residency periods at Broadway.
  • Further financial support towards R&D resources, exhibition costs, materials, research trips, documentation, mentor and collaborator fees.
  • Access to ‘follow-on’ support from Near Now beyond the Fellowship period.

Applications are invited from artists, working in any art form, who use technology in their practice and/or explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life.

Near Now Fellows will display exceptional artistic talent and ambition, with work influenced by art, design and technology. Fellows will critically reflect on their work and have a desire to challenge their practice and push their career forward.

The Fellowship start dates are staggered with six-month intervals. In this round of applications two fellowships will be awarded:

  • Fellow 1: July 2019 – July 2020
  • Fellow 2: November 2019 – November 2020

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from artists with diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds which are essential for innovation to thrive and for new ideas to emerge.

Key dates

The Fellowship is a twelve month programme.

  • Call open: Monday 20 May 2019
  • Deadline for applications: Friday 28 June 2019, 11:59PM
  • Interviews: Monday 15 and Wednesday 17 July 2019 *
  • Fellow 1: July 2019 – July 2020
  • Fellow 2: November 2019 – November 2020

* You must be available on at least one of the dates set for the interviews. Support to pay for travel costs associated with attending interviews will be provided by Near Now.


To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be an artist based in England and eligible to work in the UK.
  • Not be in full-time or part-time education during the period of the Fellowship.

For more information, visit New Now Fellowship page.


Image by Antonio Roberts, Near Now Fellow 2017-2018


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