Opportunities Category: Workshop & Course

Representing Pride Workshop

The Representing Pride workshop is for emerging and early-career photographers from or based in the Mediterranean basin and will focus on developing participants’ practice through the creation of a new body of work around the subject ‘Representing Pride’, as well as expanding their professional skills and network. Throughout the programme, the participating photographers will further Read More

PhD Studentship – Various Specialist Areas, University for the Creative Arts

Research at UCA

With a vibrant and progressive research community and a wealth of specialist resources for creative research and practice, UCA offers you the ideal environment, based in UCA Doctoral College in Canterbury, to explore your chosen field and develop unique and impressive doctoral work.

We are a top-ten research community for Art & Design, and Read More

2023 NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis: Advanced Mentoring Programme in Vietnam

Applications are open for the NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis: Advanced Mentoring Programme in Vietnam taking place between April and September 2023

Apply here

The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges the world is currently facing. At NOOR, we strongly believe that through the power of visual journalism, impactful storytelling can inspire climate action. Read More


Applications are open for the Advanced Visual Storytelling educational programme by the NOOR Foundation, with a focus on the stories of the cocoa communities in Ivory Coast.

At NOOR, we strongly believe that visual storytelling is a powerful medium that can bring awareness to underrepresented stories and human experiences. We believe that everyone, regardless of Read More

Angkor Photo Workshops: Professional Photography Workshops for Asian Photographers

Angkor Photo are pleased to announce that the Angkor Photo Workshops is back and open for applications.

Their annual tuition-free workshop returns from 6 – 15 January 2023 with a redesigned format to bring you closer to their original mission – to strengthen and nurture each individual participant’s unique vision and autonomous approach to their practice.

They Read More

Propositions: Expanded Practices

Propositions: Expanded Practices is the second set of  long-term series of educational programming where practitioners present their ongoing enquiries in the form of intensive and experimental workshops. Functioning as an opening out of the practitioner’s research methodologies, working materials, and conceptual methods, the programmes facilitate dialogue and critique through involved and participatory models. Existing across Read More

Propositions: Expanded Practices

Propositions: Expanded Practices is the second set of our long-term series of educational programming where practitioners present their ongoing enquiries in the form of intensive and experimental workshops. Functioning as an opening out of the practitioner’s research methodologies, working materials, and conceptual methods, the programmes facilitate dialogue and critique through involved and participatory models. Existing Read More

Workshop applications for 2022 are now OPEN

The Sitka Center’s 100+ class annual Workshop Program is taught by a diverse group of 80+ instructors. These instructors come from around Oregon and the nation to teach in an inspiring environment with dedicated students. Each year they seek 30 – 40 new instructors to refresh and invigorate their programs.

• Over 100 art and nature-inspired Read More

Photography as an Agent for Change: Workshop series presented by PCNW in partnership with Amazon Photos

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) and Amazon Photos have partnered to present Photography as an Agent for Change, a year-long workshop series exploring concepts of photography as a tool for advancement in areas such as racial equity, social justice, environmental justice, visual literacy, creative practice, storytelling, and cross cultural communications. PCNW seeks proposals of curriculum that Read More

FORMAT: East Meets West Masterclass Programme

GRAIN Projects (Birmingham), FORMAT and QUAD (Derby) are delighted to announce a new iteration of their successful East Meets West masterclass programme, which will take place online.

The masterclass programme is for UK based emerging photographers and offers professional development, inspiration, guidance and support in a collaborative learning environment in order to allow photographers to develop Read More

PhD Opportunity: Feminist Documentary Photography and Activist Networks Scholarship

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer a full scholarship funded by St Leonard’s Postgraduate College, to support an exceptional student undertaking doctoral research in the following project: Feminist Documentary Photography and Activist Networks.

The past two decades have witnessed a surge of scholarly and curatorial interest in feminist art production in the UK, building on the foundational feminist Read More

Cardiff University: PhD Scholarship

Amnesty, Archives, Activism: Photojournalism and the Development of Human Rights Media Campaigns in Britain since the 1960s

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) has a long-standing reputation as a world-leading centre for innovative teaching and research. The following studentship is available:

Amnesty, Archives, Activism: Photojournalism and the Development of Human Rights Media Campaigns in Britain since Read More

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, PhD Studentship

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, PhD Studentship for ‘The Migrant Eye: Reactivating the Photographic Past through Archives and Exhibitions in Liverpool and North West England’ (Communication & Media, University of Liverpool/Tate Liverpool) 

Closes: 5 February 2021

Type: Full time

Salary: Home Fees + Maintenance (£15,285, in 2020/21) for 3.5 years

Contact: Michelle.Henning@liverpool.ac.ukjblejmar@liverpool.ac.uk

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral Read More

PhD Fee Scholarships

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 Modern University of the Year, as well as being ranked no.1 specialist university.

UCA are currently recruiting to their MPhil/ PhD programme and have a limited number of fee scholarships to offer suitably qualified applicants for practice-based or thesis only research Read More

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2020

To enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, you will need to be 24 or younger or enrolled on a full-time recognised photographic course. Your application should contain the following information:

1) Your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.

2) A project description giving us Read More

Brixton A Common Narrative

A Common Narrative proposes to participants from any kind of creative field, to work collaboratively on the context of Brixton toward one unique visual publication.

On the basis of their personal interests and past projects on the neighborhood, they will be invited to bring their own vision and authorship to articulate together one narration. In this Read More



WOMEN’S EYE is a Program by the Kigali Center for Photography, focus on girls and women in photography in Rwanda by providing skills and assistance in their career (Providing space for Creating and Exhibiting, Assistance on Projects and Access to Monthly center’s activities)

The Kigali Center for Photography is the first and only center of Read More

2020 Student Scholarships 57th SPE Annual Conference

All SPE student members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2020 annual conference. Awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a travel stipend to attend the annual conference, a 2020 annual conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE. Jurors will seek Read More

2 Junior Fellowships for PhD students

Two Junior Fellowships for PhD students at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz will be invited to the tender at the Kunstuniversität Linz.

The VALIE EXPORT Center of the Linz Art University processes, explores, contextualises and conveys the premise of VALIE EXPORT. As an internationally oriented research center, it promotes the artistic and scientific examination of media Read More

Professional Film and TV training for disabled people* at Four Corners Film


Professional Film and TV training for disabled people*

If you’re a beginner or have limited experience – then this course will boost your career.

Enjoy skills training, mentoring and work placement opportunities. 

Course dates: September 2019 to February 2020 
Induction day:Thursday 3rd October

Cost: £55 

After the course, you will: 

 Show off your new skills in Read More

Call for PhD applications

The VALIE EXPORT Center Linz_ Research Center for Media and Performance Art appraises, studies, contextualises, and mediates the premature legacy of VALIE EXPORT. International in its orientation, the research center strives to promote the artistic and scientific exploration of Media and Performance Art. The VALIE EXPORT Center is a co-operation of the University of Art Read More

International Photography Programme, Nepal 2019

Marking a step in contemporary photographic practice, Pathshala is going to start the 6th Batch International Photography Programme in Kathmandu, Nepal. This programme will allow the students to experiment with different visual styles, formats, transforming techniques into aesthetics and most importantly, developing a personal language through an intimate and informal learning method.

The six months International Read More

ISSP International Masterclass with Jason Fulford and Lisa Barnard

Applications are now open for the fourth edition of the ISSP International Masterclass, the year-long practice-based mentoring and networking programme for emerging photographers. During the programme, 24 participants develop conceptually strong artistic and documentary projects with some of the best photography tutors ISSP has ever worked with.

Classes 2019/2020, commencing October 2019:
Jason Fulford (US) – What Read More

Fully-funded PhD ‘Cultural Snipers: Photographic Portraiture in Britain, 1970-1990’

National Portrait Gallery and Birkbeck University of London present AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership – fully-funded studentship:

Cultural Snipers: Photographic Portraiture in Britain, 1970-1990 

The History of Art Department of Birkbeck, University of London and the National Portrait Gallery, London, invite applications for a fully-funded doctoral studentship under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme. The Read More

Ian Parry Scholarship 2019

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year Read More

Call for applications: Nida Doctoral School “Fight the Power 2019/1989: We, the Ungovernable”

The Nida Doctoral School (NDS) comprises an intensive programme for DA & PhD candidates in visual & performing arts, design, media & the humanities.

Focusing on questions pertinent to their individual research, doctoral candidates will work closely with speakers & tutors from art, design, higher education & the culture sector. Talks, discussion groups, doctoral research presentations Read More

Photography Course: Inspired by Diane Arbus / Hayward Gallery, London

View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week course in portrait and street photography.

Explore diane arbus: in the beginning at Hayward Gallery out of hours, take part in group discussions about her iconic photographs, and improve your photography.

See the exhibition away from the crowds, with plenty of time to become intimate with Arbus’ work.

In Read More

The Vice Chancellor’s PhD Studentships

With Anglia Ruskin you can pursue your passion. Apply for one of our fully-funded PhD studentships, starting in September 2019 – and join a community of researchers committed to making a profound difference to the world around us.

Creative practice and creative industries

Storytelling, workflow and language in the fourth industrial revolution

Location: Cambridge
Supervisor: Dr Shreepali Read More

PhD Studentship: Making the Invisible Visible in the Contemporary Art Museum

Tate and UCL Institute of Archaeology invite applications from eligible candidates for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship, funded for 3 years by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to commence in January 2019.

The proposed doctoral research aims to bring new theoretical perspectives to questions about visible and invisible practices in the contemporary art museum. Focusing Read More

Open Call – East meets West – Masterclasses 2018/19

East Meets West is a collaborative project devised by FORMAT International Photography Festival/QUAD and GRAIN Projects.  This opportunity is aimed at photographers wishing to broaden their perspectives and push the boundaries of their personal development. We welcome diverse and innovative submissions from photographers that are based in the East and West Read More

Ian Parry Scholarship 2018 now open

The Ian Parry Scholarship is a free international photographic award for all full time documentary & visual photojournalism students on BA, MA, MFA courses. It is also open to freelance photographers of the age of 24 years and under.

Over the past 28 successful years the scholarship has played an important role in keeping the values and traditions of photojournalism alive Read More

Cultural Institute Doctoral Scholarship Opportunity

Venues: East Street Arts & University of Leeds

Researching Guild: critical approaches to artists’ spaces, sustainability and regeneration

Supervised by Dr Jonathan Ward and Dr Leila Jancovich (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) with East Street Arts.

East Street Arts is currently developing Guild, a four year project (2018–2022) conducted with significant national and international partners, funded through Read More

PhD studentships: feminism/art/theory, Loughborough University

Loughborough University, UK, October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2021
Application deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Funded full-time 3-year PhD studentships in the School of the Arts, English and Drama

Feminist thought and art practices

The intersection of feminist thinking with modern and contemporary art is increasingly an urgent and productive meeting point, proposing new insights, theories, critique and practices. We Read More

Residential Scholar Awards

The Yale Center for British Art offers three types of short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. While in residence, scholars have access to the Center’s rich holdings of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as primary and secondary reference materials. Scholars are also able to take Read More

Fully funded PhD studentships at Falmouth

Falmouth are delighted to announce four, fully funded PhD studentships to be hosted in the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA); the Institute of Photography (IoP); the School of Architecture, Design and Interiors (SADI) and the School of Writing and Journalism (SoWJ).  Falmouth University’s research is focused around the three core themes of Creative Read More

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship

National Portrait Gallery, London and Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

Three years, full time

£14,553 pa stipend plus fee waiver

Applications are invited for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Studentship, available to candidates who are UK residents with Home Read More

Residency and scholarship opportunities: Art in the Contemporary World / NCAD Ireland

MA/MFA Art in the Contemporary World, National College of Art & Design, Dublin in collaboration with IMMA, is now inviting applications for its autumn (2017) research and teaching residency.

This residency is open to writers, artists, curators, educators and other practitioners who have published writings in the field of contemporary art. It will begin Read More

Call for Emerging Art Professionals / Scholarship. Hong Kong.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Para Site’s 2017 Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals / Scholarships

Workshop Dates: October 14 – 21, 2017

Para Site is pleased to announce the 2017 Workshops for Emerging Curators, alongside Para Site’s annual International Conference, which will take place from October 14 – 21.

In its third succeeding edition, we will work Read More

Current calls for applications for PEER FORUM 2017 at The Photographers’ Gallery

Peer Forum, Artquest’s annual Peer Mentoring programme aims to assist artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. Artquest are working in partnership with a number of London’s most respected art spaces to host these groups giving participants the opportunity to build relationships with their Read More

2017 PhD scholarships University of Sheffield

Our research influences policy, changes lives and helps us to understand the world. We think that’s the only kind of research worth doing.

We’ve got £8 million to fund PhD students who really shine. If you’re among the brightest and best in your field, we want to hear from you.

Applications for 2017 PhD scholarships are now Read More

Up to 75 fully funded PhD studentships

Nottingham Trent University

Qualification type:


Funding for:
UK Students

Funding amount:
Not specified

Full Time

Placed on:
12th October 2016

9th December 2016


As part of our new Strategic Plan (2015-2020), we are committed to expanding our research excellence, and nurturing the next generation of researchers. We recognise the essential contribution that our postgraduate community can make in the Read More

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership


Qualification type:

Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham

Funding for:
UK Students, EU Students

Funding amount:
Not specified

Full Time, Part Time

Placed on:
12th October 2016

16th January 2017

AHRC studentships for UK/EU doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C DTP) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Read More

Studentships in Arts and Humanities Research


Qualification type:

Brighton, London

Funding for:
UK Students, EU Students

Funding amount:
Not specified

Full Time

Placed on:
10th October 2016

11th January 2017

CHASE is delighted to offer up to 75 Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships for October 2017

The Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) hosts one of 11 Doctoral Training Partnerships awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Read More

Ian Parry Scholarship deadline approaching

Ian Parry Scholarship

The award is open to all full time students of any age including recently (within the last year) graduated students and BA, MA and MFA students. It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger.

Please contact us at info@ianparry.org with any questions.

Part-time PhD Studentships in Design, Photography and Advertising (3 positions available)

Edinburgh Napier University – School of Arts and the Creative Industries


Funding for:
EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students

Funding amount:
These PhD studentships are funded by Edinburgh Napier University and includes fees only for suitable UK/EU nationals for 60 months (subject to satisfactory progress).

Part Time

Placed on:
30th March 2016

1st May 2016


Part-time PhD Studentships in Design, Photography and Read More


The call for applications for the 27 th edition of the scholarships Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation is now open.

This call is an opportunity for young designers or professionals under 30 (or under 35 for scholarships Bookseller, Photographer and Writer TV), in the fields of writing, of audiovisual, music and digital, to develop a project with financial Read More

PhD Studentships

University for the Creative Arts

Qualification type:

Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester

Funding for:
UK Students, EU Students

Funding amount:
Fees award for the duration of the programme

Full Time, Part Time

Placed on:
29th February 2016

31st March 2016

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is offering a number of studentship awards in the form of fee bursaries to suitably qualified applicants to undertake research Read More

University of Kent £9m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

includes opportunities in Film, Digital Arts and Fine Art

Extensive range of research programmes and inspiring locations across Europe

If you are looking for funding for postgraduate research Kent has some great opportunities through its academic schools, research centres and specialist centres across Europe including:

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships
AHRC Consortium for Humanities and Arts South-East (CHASE)
ESRC South-East Doctoral Read More

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Media and Communication

University of Leeds – School of Media and Communication

The School of Media and Communication is delighted to invite applications for a number of PhD scholarships in any of the School’s areas of research expertise to start in September/October 2016.

The School is one of the top departments in the country for the study of communication, media Read More