Near Now Fellowship

Helping pioneers explore and realise bold new ideas.

Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.

The Near Now Fellowship is our artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas.

See our Studio page for information about our Near Now Fellows.

Applications are currently closed.

Image by Antonio Roberts, Near Now Fellow 2017-2018

Image by Antonio Roberts, Near Now Fellow 2017-2018

What's on offer?

The Near Now Fellowship is a twelve month programme which offers:

  • Time and resources for you to focus on your artistic and professional practice and test ideas for new work founded on rigorous research.
  • An opportunity to exhibit work in Broadway's Gallery.
  • A Creative Producer working closely with you to advise and support the research, development and showcasing of work originating from the Fellowship.
  • Support in identifying and approaching other sources of finance, collaboration, commissioning and showcasing opportunities to develop your work.
  • Access to mentoring from practitioners from Near Now’s existing networks or identified by you.
  • The opportunity to join our growing community of Fellows and Studio Members.

Applications are invited from artists, working in any art form, who use technology in their practice and/or explore the place and impact of technology in everyday life.

Near Now Fellows will display exceptional artistic talent and ambition, with work influenced by art, design and technology. Fellows will critically reflect on their work and have a desire to challenge their practice and push their career forward.


To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be an artist based in England and eligible to work in the UK.
  • Not be in full-time or part-time education during the period of the Fellowship.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed.

Join our Slack group to ask about the application process or find out more about the Fellowship programme and the work we do at Near Now:

Please follow @nearnow on Twitter or subscribe to Fellowship Alerts to be notified when applications open.

Broadway’s Near Now Fellowship is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.