COVID 19 RESPONSES

The Covid 19 crisis has been an unprecedented time for us all and during lockdown photographers globally have been documenting and responding to the worldwide pandemic. During July 2020 we awarded Commissions and Bursaries as part of our programme aimed at exploring, responding to and documenting the current historically significant time post lockdown and as we prepare for life to return to a new normal of social distancing and awareness.

The Commissions and Bursaries support photographers, artists and writers to make new work in isolation or at a legally social distance, reflecting on these times and contributing to creativity and wellbeing. The work will become an important archive of these times and outcomes will be shared with audiences here on our website and via social media platforms.

22 Photographers, Writers and Artists were selected based upon their submissions from a large national Open Call. The programme is generously supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Players.

The seven projects that are taking place in Birmingham are also supported by Birmingham City Council and the three projects taking place in Stoke-on-Trent are supported by Appetite. These commissions and bursaries are focussed on how communities and individuals have responded during these challenging times.

Andrea G Artz

Commission

Lydia Goldblatt

Commission

Jaskirt Boora

Birmingham Commission

Chris Hoare

Bursary

Daniel Dale

Bursary

Jemima Yong

Bursary

Ngadi Smart

Bursary

Shaista Chishty

Bursary

Andrew Roberts

Birmingham Bursary

Barnaby Kent

Birmingham Bursary

Chris Neophytou

Birmingham Bursary

Joanna Fursman

Birmingham Bursary

Olivier Jamin

Birmingham Bursary

Yas Lime

Birmingham Bursary

Robyn Clark

Stoke-on-Trent Bursary

Sarah Peart

Stoke-on-Trent Bursary

Holly Johnson

Stoke-on-Trent Bursary

Anneka French

Writing Bursary

Anna Souter

Writing Bursary

Jamila Prowse

Writing Bursary

Lewis Bush

Writing Bursary


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