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PhotoEast 2016 Young Person’s Fellowship Programme

Young Person's Photography Fellowship 2016


Suffolk and Norfolk Collaborative Outreach



Are you a photography or art student aged 16-19? Are you looking for industry experience? Would you like your work exhibited at the 2016 PhotoEast Festival alongside the professionals?


PhotoEast is offering students from Suffolk and Norfolk six forms or Further Education colleges the chance to win a place on the 2016 Young Person’s Photographic Fellowship Programme.


Four successful applicants will be awarded Fellowships and will receive expert one-to-one mentoring to produce their own photographic body of work linked to the 2016 Festival theme ‘Of Time and Place’. This is likely to also form part of your A Level or Foundation course portfolio.


Fellows will have use of the state-of-the-art facilities in the photography department at University Campus Suffolk (UCS). They will work alongside the Festival curators in presenting their photography for exhibition at the PhotoEast Festival from 24th May to 25th June 2016.


[Deadline for applications is 18 January 2016.]

Fellowships will be announced in early January 2016.


A bespoke mentoring programme will be created for each of the four successful candidates to run between January and March 2016. The exact timing and shape of the mentoring will be agreed by mentor and student but will be sensitive to students’ sixth form/college course and exam commitments. Fellows will be matched to a professional who ‘best fits’ their photographic style and project outcome.


Mentors include:

Mark Edwards           BA (Hons) Photography Course Leader, University Campus, Suffolk

Adrian Evans             Director, Panos Pictures

Eamonn McCabe       Photojournalist, former Photo Editor at The Guardian

Geoff Buono              BA (Hons) Photography Course Lecturer, University Campus Suffolk


Travel and reasonable expenses will be covered.


Fellows will be involved in the editing and curating of their work for exhibition at the PhotoEast Festival and in the Festival newspaper. They will also be encouraged to engage their wider school/college/social community in the Festival. Indeed, some students will chose to use Instagram and other social media rather than print their work for exhibition.


The Application

To apply for a PhotoEast Fellowship, applicants must submit a 250 word proposal outlining an idea they would like to develop using the form below.  Proposals must link to the Festival theme ‘Of Time and Place’.



You must be aged between 18 and 19 at the time of submission.
You must be studying art and/or photography in a sixth form or Further Education college in Suffolk or Norfolk. You must have permission from your tutor/art teacher to take part in this project.


The Suffolk and Norfolk Collaborative Outreach project is a new collaborative network aiming to help raise aspirations and encourage more students in the two counties to see University as an option by offering them the information, advice and guidance that they need to apply. This is a government initiative with University Campus Suffolk (UCS) as the lead institution working in partnership with University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich University of the Afrts (NUA), City College Norwich, Easton and Otley College and the College of West Anglia.  For further information please visit www.ucs.ac.uk/snco




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