Ten bursaries are being offered by the Jerwood Foundation, providing an opportunity for artists to define and determine their own development needs.
The bursaries are designed to support UK-based artists within 10 years of beginning their practice. They support experimentation and activity that may be hard to find specific funding for elsewhere, specific pieces of work or ideas which may or may not have a tangible outcome. This could be the costs of making new work or exploring a new collaboration, mentoring, professional or skills based training, travel or a combination of these. 10 artists each receive a bursary of £1,000 each alongside mentoring from the Jerwood Visual Arts team and become part of a peer-network, attending facilitated sessions as a group. There is no application fee.
Artists are asked to be ambitious and to demonstrate through a written proposal what the bursary will enable within the development of their work. The selection will be made on the basis of how much developmental impact the opportunity is likely to have on their practice, the feasibility of the project within the given budget and the need for the proposed activity to take place.
More information can be found here. Deadline: 5pm, Monday 9 January 2016.