Gradjob Open Call


Deadline: 24th of September 2018

GRADJOB is a collaboratively produced learning and professional practice programme which aims to support eight recent graduates across eight months.

GRADJOB aims to reach graduates working across a range of disciplines and varied artistic approaches, across Scotland to build a useful graduate resource. The programme will begin in October 2018 and the curriculum will be based around six intensive weekend gatherings. These sessions will focus on the graduate needs within Scotland today. The eight selected residents will work collaboratively to develop the content of the programme along with invited educators, artists and organisations through workshops, publications, discussions, meals, screenings, events and trips. Each GRADJOB participant will bring forward their own ideas about the needs and desires of graduates post creative education and will actively contribute to the programmes design and delivery across the eight months.

This opportunity will provide immediate and sustained professional development for those leaving education. GRADJOB supports and challenges artists in the early stages of their career by offering opportunities for creative development by providing practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the world beyond art school.

GRADJOB celebrates learning how to: create opportunities, get funding, write applications, work with galleries/curators, build audiences, work collectively, make your own art world, juggle things (metaphorically), make friends, stay confident and grounded, find spaces, expand networks and be proactive.

EMBASSY hopes that GRADJOB will culminate in a collective group of supportive and supported emerging creative practitioners with an undetermined, yet useful final outcome.

The eight graduates selected for GRADJOB will be expected to commit to full involvement in and engagement with all aspects of the residency programme which will commence in November 2018 through late June 2019.

GRADJOB is supported by the EMBASSY and Creative Scotland.

Who can apply? Artists, organisers, educators, designers, curators and creatives practising within Scotland and who have graduated from a Scottish University, Art or Design school within the last 2 years (graduated in 2017 and 2018). Participants must hold a BA Hons, Masters or Post Graduate degree. We will also consider artists who do not have a degree but have undertaken an equivalent level of training/education and are at the same stage in their careers.

We are looking for applicants who are ambitious, open, questioning, and supportive of others. Applicants must be keen to explore practical and inspiring ideas which contribute to the development and sustainability of projects, careers and communities.

Please do not apply if you cannot commit to participating fully. Participants must commit to at least 5 sessions out of 6.

Fee’s, budget and travel: GRADJOB is free and EMBASSY can offer an artist fee of £200 paid at the end of course to those who complete it. One meal per session will be included (breakfast or lunch), However participants are expected to pay for their own travel to and from EMBASSY or the arranged location.

Sessions: Session dates will be released by September 5th and are subject to change, but residents will be given at least one month’s notice in advance of any changes. Each session will last up to two consecutive days per month.

How to apply: Please send a letter of motivation (max 400 words) and 2 images (no larger than 2MB). These images can be of your own projects, work, structures or those of another to which you relate or are inspired by. Applications must be received by noon on 24th September 2018.

To submit application please email: with subject “yourname GRADJOB application”GRADJOB PNG