AA2A Artists Access to Art College - National project in over 30 art college and university visual art and design departments in England. Offers artists and designer-makers opportunity to undertake research or realise a project using facilities such as workshops, lending library and lecture programme. Starting each year in October and running to April, four artists and makers per institution, get at least 100 hours free access to facilities, with additional small grant towards some of the costs available. Artists eligible to apply one year after graduation and then every three years eg artists on AA2A 2009/10 can reapply in 2012. Non-graduates applications welcome. Eligibility criteria and application details on the website. Closing dates (all in September) vary; application packs from participating colleges in July.