Open Call: Research and Development Bursaries (UK)
The Spike Island is accepting call for its Research and Development Bursaries to transform Bristol and the West of England into a place where the visual arts can thrive, providing critical opportunities and support to enable diverse local artists, curators and young people to develop their careers and achieve their potential.
The West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) is invested in supporting exceptional visual arts projects to grow, across the West of England region. All partners are committed to inclusivity and developing more equitable practices. They consider diversity a strength and are keen to ensure more representation of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up their communities.
They will award 12–17 Research and Development Bursaries to artists over the next three years, ranging from £500–£1,000 each.
The bursaries are available to develop ideas in your art practice and can be used for research, travel, materials and any other costs related to the development of your work.
The panel are looking for you to clearly evidence how these costs are critical to the development of new work and opportunities.
They particularly welcome applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the UK arts sector, including those who identify as D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds or living or working in areas of socio-economic deprivation, and those who experience racism.
For more information, visit https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/programme/artist-development/open-call-research-and-development-bursaries/