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Open Call: QUAD International Digital Fellowships

Open Call: QUAD International Digital Fellowships

QUAD is seeking to appoint two outstanding Digital Fellows for 2021-2022, starting in November 2021.

Each year QUAD appoints an International Digital Fellow or Fellows to work with our Curatorial Team to develop a project for an exhibition, along with accompanying talks, advocacy and the mentoring of local and regional artists. Previous fellows include: teamLab; Kimchi and Chips; Rebecca Allen, Megan Broadmeadow and current fellow Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley.

The opportunity will conclude in October 2022, with each Fellow receiving a fee of £2000 to separately, or in tandem, research and develop new digital and creative new media work focused on the theme of ‘Play’, culminating in an exhibition in the summer of 2022 at QUAD – with further funds available for exhibition fees, production/ installation and travel costs; plus marketing and additional technical support.


To apply, please send one PDF that includes the following:

  • Project Proposal (max: 600 words)
  • Artist Statement (max: 400 words)
  • Artist CV (up to two sides of A4) inc links.
  • Up to 12 examples of recent work/series/exhibitions, with title, medium and relevant links.



  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday 21 November 2021, 11:59pm (GMT)
  • Shortlisted artists will be invited to an interview via Zoom (or in person) on either Thursday 25 or Friday 26 November 2021.
  • Two Fellows appointed: week commencing 29 November 2021.
  • Exhibition Opening: July 2022 (date TBC)
  • Fellowships end: October 2022 (date TBC)


For any enquiries or to discuss this opportunity and to submit your application please email QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell at: or find out more on the Derby QUAD website.

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