Student Art Pass offers special access to museums and galleries, plus paid opportunities

  • 18 September 2018

Today Art Fund launches the 2018-19 Student Art Pass, as well as a major new initiative – Artful Opportunities – to create 500 paid work opportunities for UK university students.

Available to full-time university students in the UK, the Student Art Pass offers free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the country, 50% off major exhibitions, and access to 500 paid work opportunities – all for £5.

Launched in 2017, the Student Art Pass scheme has already seen 17,600 students from 157 UK universities, studying 90 subjects, become Art Fund members. Research with this group of students led to the development of the new initiative launched today.

Artful Opportunities is a major new initiative to create 500 paid work opportunities which will be made available to Student Art Pass holders. It builds upon the success of previous placements offered to students which include work as guides at cultural events and festivals such as Art Night, work as ambassadors for Art Fund on campus and at cultural venues, and the opportunity to showcase their talent through art writing commissions and competitions. All these work opportunities for students will be paid at a minimum of the living wage.

Both Student Art Pass and Artful Opportunities aim to help students explore the cultural and creative industries, and connect them with their peer community of other students and arts professionals.

Art Fund’s director, Stephen Deuchar, said: ‘We have seen at first-hand the appetite students have for experiencing art and culture in their everyday lives. There are 1.4 million full-time university students in the UK right now, and I would encourage each of them to apply for a Student Art Pass to join our creative community, get access to Artful Opportunities, and receive discounted or free access to hundreds of cultural institutions.’

You can now apply for a Student Art Pass at studentartpass.org. Applications close on 9 December 2018.

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