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.

Duplicate: Publishing Fair – call for submissions

Duplicate Publishing Fair welcomes applications from collective and individual self-publishers for their next iteration on 3 and 4 April 2020.


Outside In Engine Micro Bursaries

Engine is pleased to be partnering with Outside In to offer artists living in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry or Warwickshire the opportunity to apply for Micro Bursaries towards professional development activities of your choice. Two artists will be awarded a bursary of £500 each.


International Bursary Opportunity

New Art West Midlands and GRAIN Projects are jointly offering a bursary of £2000 to an artist working with photography based in the West Midlands region. The bursary is a significant international research opportunity to support professional development activity in Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: Monday 20 January


Call for Birmingham collection point: Outside In

Outside In has recently launched the call out for its next national art exhibition. They are currently looking for an arts organisation in Birmingham to act as a collection point and provide short term artwork storage.


Curator in Residence, New Art West Midlands

Hosted by Culture Coventry at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum In partnership with International Curators Forum In partnership with


Engine: Opportunities for Studio Visits

We are delighted to once again offer artists and curators living in the West Midlands region the opportunity to receive a studio visit from an arts professional. This is an opportunity to discuss your work and to seek valuable feedback and practical advice on either artistic or curatorial practice.