New Art West Midlands and The New Art Gallery Walsall together lead Engine, the professional development programme for artists and arts professionals in the region. Engine’s programme includes public talks and events, studio visits, away days, bursaries, mentoring and a range of other artistic and curatorial development opportunities. We want to ensure that the programme is relevant and rewarding to a wide range of artists, curators and writers, from students to those with established careers. The programme delivers region-wide opportunities, and explores further the potential for legacy through connections in and beyond the region too.

Look out for more Engine opportunities being announced soon.

BBC and Arts Council England partner for new talent development scheme

Five hundred artists will be commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films, audio and interactive works in a new talent development scheme launched by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.


Engine Micro Bursaries: Recipients announced

We are delighted to announce the latest recipients of Engine Micro Bursaries. Bursaries of up to £250 were up for grabs for artistic and professional development. A record 67 applications were received in this round, with only 16 bursaries awarded.


Engine Micro Bursaries Re-open

We are once again offering artists, curators and art writers living in the West Midlands the opportunity to apply for Engine Micro Bursaries towards artistic and professional development. Application deadline: Thursday 12 April at 12noon.