Fund title: The 2013 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To offer the opportunity for disabled or deaf artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome.

Application deadline:

2nd September 2013

Fund description:

This Bursary is offered is in memory of Adam Reynolds who died in 2005. Adam was a Chair of Shape and renowned sculptor and activist for disability equality in the arts. Shape is a charitable company aiming to achieve access to the arts for disabled and deaf people.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled or deaf artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome. The successful applicant receives a grant of £5,000 and a three-month residency at Spike Island – an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design – in Bristol in winter 2013/14.

The artist will also be able to benefit from support and advice from the Artists Professional Development team at Shape.

The Bursary intends to provide time, space and support for artists to work in an open-ended way for a period of three months. The grant may be used to cover any costs associated with this work, for example:

  • Hiring equipment.
  • Purchasing materials.
  • Paying for assistant artists or technicians in order to realise a particular work.
  • Living expenses to free up time to concentrate on the residency (for example, childcare costs, rent or lost income).

Disabled or deaf visual artists based in the UK may apply to this programme.

Further information:

http://www.shapearts.org.uk/

 
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