East Meets West: New Masterclass Programme


01 July 2021

East Meets West: New Masterclass Programme

GRAIN Projects (Birmingham), FORMAT and QUAD (Derby) are delighted to announce a new iteration of their successful East Meets West masterclass programme, which will take place online.

The masterclass programme is for UK based emerging photographers and offers professional development, inspiration, guidance and support in a collaborative learning environment in order to allow photographers to develop their practice, networks and new unique opportunities. The programme will offer a platform for participants to receive guidance and participate in focussed discussions that will make a difference to their work and contribute to their career development.

The online sessions will be led by industry and art form leaders who will share their knowledge and practical advice on developing a successful career.

This opportunity is aimed at emerging photographers and recent graduates currently based in the UK wishing to broaden their perspectives and push the boundaries of their personal development. We welcome diverse and innovative submissions.

The cost for the Masterclass programme is £200 and will be payable once accepted onto the programme. We have two bursary places available at £100, for participants who live in either the West or East Midlands.

There will be a production budget provided for participants to work as a collective to create a self-directed joint outcome of their choosing, such as a newspaper, publication, event or exhibition.

How To Apply:

Outline explaining why you would like to apply for the programme and how you think it would benefit you (maximum 250 words).
Link to your website and social media or a PDF with a selection of images.
If you are based in the West or East Midlands please note on your application if you would like to be considered for both the bursary price and standard price.
Deadline for applications: Midnight 15th August 2021. Please send your applications as one PDF to

The programme will take place from the 8th September 2021 (evening) through to the 19th February 2022. Six masterclass sessions will run on a combination of Saturdays (daytime) and Wednesday (evenings). Exact dates T.B.C

QUAD is a registered charity.