We do not have any vacancies at this time.

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Calls for Entries

We currently run two calls for entries schemes:

- Michael O'Pray Prize: for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. Winner receives £750, and two further awardees receive £300, with texts published by Art Monthly and FVU. This is an annual prize. 
Entries for the 2023 edition of the Prize are now closed. 

- BEYOND: for UK based artists of any age or stage in their career to make a single-screen moving-image work with a £2.5K fee/budget for exhibition on FVU Watch.

To be notified about future calls for entries sign up to our e-bulletin here.

Student Placements

*We are currently not offering Student Placement opportunities*

We offer structured student placements, with the opportunity to work across a range of different areas within our small team. The programme requires a time commitment of two to three days per week, for a three month period.

The role is intended to provide an insight into various aspects of our operations including marketing and communications, audience analysis, working with the physical and digital archives, production, as well as more general arts administration. We will always try to tailor the work towards your particular interests.

Applicants must be in education, and the student placement must be a requirement of the applicant's programme of study. We provide £20 per day to cover expenses for all student placements. We can only accept a limited number of student placements per year. We run regular callouts for applicants, however we welcome approaches from universities who are seeking placements on behalf of their students, as well as from individual student applicants (who should send us their CV with accompanying cover letter). Please email

Equality & Diversity

We are committed to equality diversity and inclusion across all of our activities, so that everyone who comes in to contact with the organisation, as an employee, artist or member of the public, feels that they are valued and respected, regardless of their background.

The aim of the FVU Equality and Diversity strategy is:

• To confirm the key priorities for action to promote equality and diversity and challenge discrimination.

• To make sure that FVU continues to encourage a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued and that they are being fairly treated.

• To make sure that the organisation continues to attract the widest possible variety of audiences.

• To help the organisation continue to engage with a wide range of artists from diverse backgrounds.

• To make sure that FVU meets all of its legal requirements and responsibilities. relating to equality and diversity.

The full Equality and Diversity strategy is available on request.


Image: Michael. cleave to the BLACK, installed at Leeds Art Gallery, 2023. Photographer: Rob Battersby.

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