Afterall Crowdfunding Campaign For Graduate Bursaries

    Afterall, London. Deadline 26 June 2015

    Afterall has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 to create five new and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented young graduates.

    There is often a lack of support for young art graduates today, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Afterall’s concern is that this will mean a level of exclusion from the cultural sector that is unacceptable. It is important to demonstrate that schemes designed for young graduates can, even in a moment of political austerity, be carried out fairly. We would like to see more young people working within the arts without being exploited as unpaid volunteers.

    Success can often be traced back to key opportunities that encourage persistence in one’s chosen field. The funds raised through this campaign will go directly to the beneficiaries, to develop their expertise and increase their confidence. They will be paid fairly for their work and strongly encouraged to contribute to a field that might otherwise seem exclusive and closed.

    The opportunities will be funded as follows:

    • One 12-month part-time research placement in the Afterall office at Central Saint Martins (£10,000)
    • Four 3-month research & writing bursaries overseen by Afterall editors at Central Saint Martins (£2,500 each)

    In return, Afterall is raiding its archives and offering a number of limited-edition and out-of-print publications that are no longer in bookshops, limited edition prints by artist Rodney Graham and special subscription rates.