The GRAIN Bursary is an award to a West Midlands based artist, curator or writer working in photography. The Bursary can also support a group or collaborative approach. The bursary offers a cash award of £1,500, mentoring and advocacy for a 12-month period.
The bursary supports artistic development and experiment and the production or exhibition of new work, rather that the touring or display of finished work. It offers time to explore processes and try out new ideas. The applicant must have a photographic practice.
The Bursary has been designed to support excellence in photography. The award of a Bursary is intended to provide artists and creative professionals with time to think, research, reflect and/or experiment with new ideas, to enable the research and development of new work or to support the publication, presentation or dissemination of new work. The Bursary is not a commission or production grant but a package of support focusing on research and process that can be used flexibly according to each artist’s needs.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have an established practice and a track record of working at a professional level within the area of interest. They must also evidence a high level of quality, imagination and ambition in their work. The Bursary can support practitioners at different stages in their career and a collaborative approach.
Deadline: Apply by 5pm (GMT) on 14th November 2016
Bursary Outcome: Any outcomes should be delivered within 12 months of the award.
How to Apply: Please download the full brief and application below.