MoDiP AUB Student Bursary 2021/2022

3 November 2021
Would you like to be the next MoDiP AUB Student Creative?
Fancy the opportunity to get up close and personal with a museum collection?
Want to see your work on display and inspire others?
Well, here’s your chance…
(We welcome applications from all disciplines.)

Some examples of the work from past creatives:


Sarah Wilson, BA (Hons) Textiles, MoDiP Student Creative 2015/2016


Adrian Finn, BA (Hons) Architecture, MoDiP Student Creative 2016/2017


Dorine Bessière, MA Commercial Photography, MoDiP Student Creative 2016/2017


Jak Hansford, MA Fine Art, MoDiP Student Creative 2019/2020

For more information see below or contact

Closing date: Sunday 21st November 2021

MoDiP Student Creative Brief

The aim of the MoDiP Student Creative is to offer all students at the AUB an opportunity to create a piece of work inspired by the MoDiP collection. This could be in any discipline with any creative outcome from physical art work to film or acting production.

MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. It is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics. Our mission is to increase understanding and appreciation of the use and significance of plastics in design during the 20th and 21st century.

MoDiP’s purpose is to collect, research, interpret and present artefacts made of, or including components of, plastics, and thus add unique value to the Arts University Bournemouth as a learning resource, a resource for collaborative, experimental and interdisciplinary research, and as a gateway to the AUB’s wider environment.

The outcome of this project can be within any discipline working with any material but the work must be inspired by the MoDiP collection or its processes and working practice and in line with its mission and purpose Depending on the medium, the work will be displayed in cases in the library and/or featured on all of our social media.

Terms and Conditions

Creative’s work

  • MoDiP and/or its plastics collection should be at the heart of the project

  • The applicant should expect to spend time looking at the collection and/or talking to the MoDiP team

  • The applicant could work in any discipline (they would not have to work in plastics)

  • The applicant should be prepared to have work displayed at the end of the project and to describe how they have been inspired by MoDiP

  • The applicant will need to give regular updates to the MoDiP team on progress (to ensure deadlines will be met and that the work can be physically displayed)

The successful applicant will be appointed on Friday 26th November 2021, ready to start their project on Monday 29th November 2021. It is expected that the work will be completed and ready for display on Tuesday 19th April 2021.

A £250 bursary (including material costs) will be paid to the successful candidate to facilitate the project. Up to 50% (£125) of the bursary can be claimed during the project as material costs are incurred. The remainder will be paid on completion.

Monitoring and evaluation
The resident will be expected to keep the MoDiP team updated with progress reports on a regular basis (to be agreed). This could be either through email including images, or face-to-face.

It is expected that the candidate will write 3 blog posts during the process – complete with images. The first will be a plan for the work, the second being a progress report, and the third showing the work and an overview of the project.

The experience
We expect you to work in a professional manner, engaging with both the collection and the staff of MoDiP. This is an opportunity to have your work published or displayed within a museum setting.

The project can be included in your portfolio of work to show future employers or clients. It will demonstrate working creatively to a deadline and experience of working with real clients.

Appointment will be subject to approval and written support from your tutor.

How to Apply
To apply please submit a proposal of 300-500 words with expected outcomes including how you intend to use the collection. Please include images of some of your previous work and the name of your tutor, who we will only contact if you are successful.

Email your application to with ‘Student Creative’ in the subject box

Closing date: Sunday 21st November 2021

Interview and an opportunity to show Portfolio: Wednesday 24th November – Friday 26th November 2021 (we will contact you to arrange this).

When we will let you know: Friday 26th November 2021.

If you would like more information or an informal discussion about the project please contact the MoDiP team by email