Want to devise your own schedule of professional development to boost your practice in 2017? Are you looking to develop your networks outside the UK? Perhaps that includes the chance to meet the many UK and international curators, artists and arts leaders who attend international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel.
In the last three years a-n has awarded over £180,000 of bursaries directly to its Artist members supporting them to travel, network and develop professionally. Bursaries are part of a-n’s commitment to professional development provision within a programme that also includes events, online toolkits and expert guides.
For 2017, we are offering the following bursaries to Artist members:
These bursaries of £600 will enable around 20 a-n Artist members to attend either the preview of Venice Biennale (10-12 May 2017) or the preview of the quinquennial Documenta in Kassel (7-9 June 2017). Both events offer an exceptional chance to see work by internationally regarded artists and to benefit from networking with the many UK and international curators, artists and arts leaders who attend.
To support a self-determined schedule of professional development. Deadline for applications: 12 noon Thursday 9 February 2017
Devise your own schedule of professional development to boost your practice in 2017. What would make a difference for you? Whose advice or input would you value? Is there a new direction or area of practice you’d like to develop? We know that targeted funding at the right time in an artist’s career can make all the difference – so why not put together a plan to make things happen for you in 2017.
Bursaries of £500-£1,000 are available to a-n Artist members wishing to undertake a self-determined schedule of professional development in 2017. They can be used for artist-to-artist or curatorial critique, to support learning of new skills or research into a new area of practice. Contribution to childcare costs and any access needs can be included. Activity must be completed by end December 2017.
To enable members to travel internationally to develop networks, relationships and opportunities. Deadline for applications: 12 noon Thursday 9 February 2017
Where will 2017 take you? Looking for a chance to develop your networks outside the UK? Make relationships with artists, curators and organisations further afield to create opportunities for future work or collaboration? Why not expand your horizons and go places in 2017.
These bursaries of £500-1,000 are for a-n Artist members wishing to travel internationally to develop networks, relationships and opportunities. Primarily intended for international travel, proposals for travel within the UK can also be made. Funds can be used to support travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. Contribution to childcare costs and any access needs can be included. Activity must be completed by end December 2017.
All bursaries come with an obligation to report on activity, to share with the community on www.a-n.co.uk and beyond. You can read blogs from the previous round of bursaries at:
News of our bursary offer for artist-led groups will be released early in 2017.
Bursaries are open exclusively to a-n Artist members – see the Join section of a-n.co.uk for full details of other benefits, including access to £5m Public and Product Liability insurance.
1. Asya Gefter, photo of Tatiana Leonidovna, one of the people Gefter met undertaking research into the life and work of Polish Yiddish writer Debora Vogel. Supported by an a-n Travel bursary 2016.
2. Marco Fusinato, From the Horde to the Bee, installation view at the Arsenale as part of Venice Biennale 2015. Photo: Janie Nicoll, a-n Venice 2015 bursary recipient.
3. Megan Calver, Susie David and Gabrielle Hoad, The Buffer Zone, a collaboration to develop new work and documentation. Supported by an a-n Professional Development bursary 2016.