Call out for Fellows 2020 – 2021

BOM Fellows 2020 – 2021

Open Call for Expressions of Interest

DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 20 April 2020

BOM is inviting proposals for 2020 – 2021 Fellows. With access to an incubator programme of tailored professional development, collaboration and paid opportunities, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a community of exciting creative practitioners working across art, technology and science.

BOM Fellows have a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach. They demonstrate clear commitment to social impact and / or research impact at the intersection of art, technology and science. To see our current Fellows and alumni, please see here.

BOM Fellows contribute to a thriving collaborative culture through peer-to-peer support and skills sharing within a creative community. This happens virtually, through online skills-sharing sessions and group chat over Slack. When our building is open, Fellows have access to co-working and production space as they develop and test new ideas. We are open to working with practitioners who are located outside of the West Midlands. Our main priority is engagement of Fellows, if you cannot attend BOM in person, we’d need to make sure you were still able to engage with us (i.e. taking part in regular online mentoring sessions, taking part in online events etc.)

We expect Fellows to contribute at least one day a week (ideally more) to their Fellowship, to progress their ideas and contribute to a lively collaborative ecology.

The BOM Fellows Incubator model gives practitioners a tailored package of support and opportunities with access to:

  • Mentoring, curatorial and production support
  • R&D materials / travel budget of £250 per practitioner
  • Digital skills development
  • Paid work (such as exhibitions, engagement and outreach opportunities)
  • Business support when developing new business models
  • Legal support including contracts negotiation
  • Tailored sessions on financial planning and input to funding applications
  • Engagement and outreach training, support and DBS checks
  • Advocacy and promotion
  • 24hr access to BOM’s studios and spaces (when the building is open)

In addition to the above, neurodivergent practitioners can access:

  • Autism-led coaching
  • Mental health support
  • Increased R&D budget of £1,000 per practitioner
  • Increased travel budget of £600 per practitioner
  • Childcare costs

Please download the full call out (including how to apply) here.