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Get Involved




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?


The PhotoEast Young Person’s Fellowship Programme is a chance for you to work alongside photographic industry professionals as part of the PhotoEast Festival in summer 2018.


Successful applicants will receive expert one-to-one mentoring to produce their own photographic body of work in response to the 2018 Festival theme: ‘Belonging’. This is likely to also form part of your A Level or Foundation course portfolio.


Fellows will have the full use of the state-of-the-art facilities in the photography department at University of Suffolk to produce their work. A day’s work experience at Panos Pictures in London. And they will work alongside the Festival curators in presenting their photography for exhibition at the PhotoEast Festival from 24th May to 30th June 2018.


Four Fellowships will be awarded by a panel of photographic industry experts. They will be announced in early February 2018. The four successful candidates will be invited to 3 x 1 hour mentoring sessions with professional mentors. This will take place in the Spring term and the final piece of work will be submitted by Easter 2018. Fellows will also be invited to ‘meet the photographer’ talks and other Festival events.


Mentoring sessions will be held at University of Suffolk and travel expenses will be covered.


Mentors include:

Gillian Allard              2017  Sky Arts Master of Photography
Mark Edwards            Associate Professor & Course Leader, University of Suffolk
Geoff Buono              Photography Lecturer, University of Suffolk
Bill Jackson                Contemporary Photographer


The application


To apply for a PhotoEast Fellowship, applicants must submit a 250-word proposal for a body of photographic work they would like to develop using the ATTACHED FORM . Proposals must link to the Festival theme of ‘Belonging’ but ultimately this is open to interpretation. Your idea might reflect on themes of identity, place, local or personal history or heritage and link to the present or the future.


Proposals must include an outline of your idea and how you intend to achieve it. You should indicate the format that your body of work might take and suggests ways in which you will engage other students from your school or college with your idea.


Please also attach one example of your artwork or photography. This might be a page from your sketchbook, a photograph you have taken, or an image from a project that you have made. The image could also be of a work in progress as long as you explain what the final image will look like.


Image attachments must be no larger than 5MB

Applications must be emailed to info@photoeast.co.uk
Application deadline: EXTENDED to 5th February 2018



You must be aged between 16 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.


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