Artist Opportunity: Coastal North Fellowship

Crescent Arts and Scarborough Museums Trust are launching Coastal North Fellowship, a new initiative to promote and support visual artists based in Scarborough and the surrounding areas.

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Coastal North Fellowship aims to support up to 10 artists through a series of site visits to locations across the UK which demonstrate a vibrant visual arts model; including artist-run spaces, collections, workshops and residencies. 

Each visit will be followed by topic-specific workshops at Woodend Gallery to develop a greater understanding of some of the administrative aspects of being a visual artist; for example how to write proposals and artist CVs, understanding and writing budgets, fundraising, and marketing a visual arts practice. 

Participants will receive a grant of £900 which can be used as match funding towards a specific project or to cover any loss of earnings. 

Coastal North Fellowship forms part of Crescent Arts and Scarborough Museum Trust’s aim to support practitioners and provide effective guidance to those pursuing a career in the visual arts. 

The programme aims to empower participants to engage with artists and professionals, establish themselves within an expansive creative network and will serve as a catalyst to potential creative opportunities. 

Participants should be 18 or over, either a student in Further or Higher Education, or have graduated in the last five years from a BA course. Artists who do not fit the criteria or who have not received formal arts education may still apply, although participation would depend on the strength of their application.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who aspire to begin or develop their creative career specifically in the visual arts. You need to be driven, open to learning new skills and willing to talk about your artistic practice with peers, artists and professionals. 

To apply please send an Expression of Interest, which can take the form of either a cover letter, voice note or a video recording. Expressions of Interest should be emailed with the subject title Coastal North Fellowship to by 5pm on Friday 8 October.  

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful by Wednesday 13 October.  If you have any further questions or need any support in preparing your proposal, please email

We encourage proposals from applicants with specific access needs and we are happy to work with you to the best of our ability to help with both the application process and to realise your idea.

For more detailed information on the project, guidelines for the Expression of Interest, and how to apply, download this document:

Coastal North Fellowship Application Information

Coastal North Fellowship Application Information (Large Text Version)

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