Artsadmin’s Artists' Bursary Scheme has been running since 1998 and has supported over 200 artists working in contemporary performance practices.
Artsadmin are delighted to launch the next round of the Artists' Bursary Scheme, made possible with support from Arts Council England, Live Art UK Diverse Actions programme and generous individual donations to Artsadmin.
Founded in 1979, Artsadmin nurtures the innovative, experimental and unusual, collaborating with artists to create work ranging across contemporary performance practices.
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values. We aim to be:
Sustainable. Raising awareness of environmental issues through the arts and seeking greener ways of working
Collaborative. Developing long-term relationships with diverse audiences, artists and partners
Bold. Encouraging artists to take risks, supporting radical approaches and promoting experimentation.
About the Artsadmin Bursary
Artsadmin has worked with over 200 artists through our Artists’ Bursary Scheme since its inception in 1998. This year’s Bursary has been made possible with support from Arts Council England, Live Art UK Diverse Actions programme and generous individual donors to Artsadmin.
The Bursary scheme will offer a maximum of six bursaries to UK-based artists working in live art, contemporary performance and interdisciplinary practice. At least three of these Bursaries will be awarded to artists of colour as part of Live Art UK’s Diverse Actions programme.
Facilitated by Artsadmin’s Artist Support team, the Bursary offer includes:
Cash award of £4,000
Regular meetings with the Artsadmin team between April 2020 - March 2021 to discuss and develop artistic and professional interests
£300 mentoring budget to work with another artist, a critical thinker or dramaturg
£200 budget to go and see work, which can cover travel, visas or ticket costs
£200 budget for well-being, to be spent at the discretion of the artist
A week-long studio residency at Toynbee Studios
An invitation to present work in a Bursary Showcase at Toynbee Studios, with budget for access, technical, documentation and marketing support
A fund for travel to attend meetings at Toynbee Studios if based outside London
A desk-sharing scheme for Bursary Artists in the Artsadmin office at Toynbee Studios for the duration of the Bursary
Advocacy and marketing support in the form of profile on Artsadmin’s website, social media and print and advice on strategic outreach
Support for access requirements
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