For the first time, a-n’s Artists Bursaries distributed awards of £500-£1,500 on a monthly cycle, giving artists the flexibility to apply for a bursary at a time they feel is most relevant to their practice. The bursaries will be used to support a wide range of professional development activities, enabling artists to nurture their practice and create new opportunities for a step change in their careers. Aimed at visual artists working in all visual arts disciplines and at any stage of their career, a-n Bursaries 2022-23 received 1,678 applications.
Jannat Hussain said “Being on the bursary panel was a very insightful and exciting opportunity. It was great to see the diversity of artistic practices within a-n membership and understand where funding is needed”.
Speaking about the focus for the 2022-23 bursary programme, Amy Botfield said “The focus was on supporting developments in artistic practice rather than addressing financial hardship. There was a brilliant mix of applications and extensive discussion among the panel about which eligible applications to support. We were glad to be able to award bursaries to artists across the UK, at all stages of their career, working in myriad sub-disciplines and media. From the number of applications received, it’s clear demand for the programme remains high.”
Wing-Sie Chan added “a-n is committed to developing its bursary programme to enable artists to thrive. This year is the first time we have trialled the distribution of bursary awards on a monthly basis and it has been incredible to be able to support artists flexibly, allowing them to apply for a bursary at a time they feel is most relevant to their practice. We have learned a lot through this process and will undergo a period of evaluation to analyse the impact, develop our capacity, and identify improvements to inform future iterations of the programme. We look forward to supporting more artists to further their artistic practice and careers.”
The full list of a-n members to receive a-n Artist Bursaries 2022-23 is:
Catherine Ade, Joan Alexander, Michele Allen, Chris Alton, Rosana Antoli, Caroline AreskogJones, Hideki Arichi, Lesley Asare, Shaun Badham, Leah Band, Garry Barker, Lucy Barker, Ocean Baulcombe-Toppin, Ruth Beale, Katy Beinart, Emma Bennett, Anna Berry, Ingrid Berthon-moine, Kelly Best, Rabindranath X Bhose, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Joshua Bilton, Katherine Binks, Candice Black, Charly Blackburn, Polly Blake, Malcolm Bradley, Flora Bradwell, Lizz Brady, Anne Brierley, Mel Brimfield, Katrina Brown, Judith Browning, Emma Burleigh, Henny Burnett, Rebecca Burt, Joanna Byrne, Esther Campbell, Payal Chakraborty, Paul Chapellier, Lynne Chapman, Anna Chapman Parker, Cecilia Charlton, Joanne Coates, Nicola Colclough, Andee Collard, Katy Connor, Verity Coward, Martyn Cross, Mark Croxford, Kelsey Cruz-Martin, Charlotte Cullen, Sophie Cundale, Fabio Dartizio, Holly Davey, Nick Davies, Angelina Davis, Joanne Dawson, Karen Daye-Hutchinson, Toni De Jesus, Helen Dixon, Matthew Dowell, Holly Drewett, Jay Drinkall, Charlie Duck, Eleanor Duffin, Caitriona Dunnett, Mark Eaglen, Emma Edmondson, Geraint Edwards, Thomas Eke, Karin Eklund, Laura Eldret, Eve Ess, Susan Eyre, Natalie Finnemore, Mellissa Fisher, Katharina Fitz, Robert Foster, Rosalind Fowler, Matthew Fratson, Harry Freestone, Alice Gale-Feeny, Lauren Gault, Caroline Gervay, Emma Gibson, Bryony Gillard, Sophie Giller, Jesse Glazzard, Magdalena Gluszak – Holeksa, Just Gobscure, Robert Good, Alison Goodyear, Holly Graham, Adam Grainger, Daniel Griffiths, Jazbo Gross, Beatty Hallas, Michael Hanna, Jane Hardstaff, Rebecca Hardy-Griffith, Ashanti Harris, Charles Harrison, Naomi Harwin, Sharon Haward, Ellie Kyungran Heo, Simone Hesselberg, Clare Hewitt, Mina Heydari-Waite, Sara Hibbert, Julie Hill, Joanna Holland, Aimee Holt, Jacqueline Holt, Leora Honeyman, Chie Hosaka, Ugonna Hosten, Yang-En Hume, Evar hussayni, Evan Ifekoya, Susan Jacobs, Shaun James, Natalia Janula, Laura Jones, Marie-Louise Jones, Samantha Jones, Woo Jin Joo, Manpreet Kambo, Tanvi Kant, Kadir Karababa, Natalia Kasprzycka, Laurence Kavanagh, Hannah Keddie, Thomas Kelsey, Juliet Klottrup, Ivilina Kouneva, Anne Krinsky, Andrew Lacon, Rhia Laing, Lynda Laird, Simon Le Ruez, Alexander Leeming, Carolyn Lefley, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Silvia Lerin, Molly Lester, Jennifer Lewandowski, Adam Lewis Jacob, Emma Lindsay, Cathy Lomax, Eve Loren, Victoria Lucas, William Luz, Christopher MacInnes, Sheree Mack, Alice Mahoney, CJ Mahony, Gerald Mak, Alice Martin, Trevor Mathison, Joanne Matthews, James McColl, Rebecca McCray, Rosie McLean, Brigid McLeer, Anna McQuillin, Zack Mennell, Efrat Merin, Caitlin Merrett King, Dave Miller, Seema Mistry, Iana Mizguina, Nikta Mohammadi, Ania Mokrzycka, George Morl, Rebecca Moss, Amber Mottram, James William Murray, Ruth Mutch, Cheryl Newman, Maja Ngom, Eimear Nic Roibeaird, Melle Nieling, Kadeem Oak, Laura O’Connor, Sally O’Dowd, Aniara Omann, Kate O’Neill, Helen Pailing, Sarah Jane Palmer, Abigail Palmer, Nasia Papavasiliou, Samuel Parker, Flora Parrott, Tarla Patel, Eileen Perrier, Roberto Picciau, Paul Pieroni, Claudia Pilsl, Hannah Platt, Emma Plover, Sarah Praill, Jameisha Prescod, Morgan Quaintance, Jessica Ramm, Simon Raven, Agata Read, Joel Redman, Sarah Redrup, Daniel Regan, Simon Roberts, Catriona Robertson, Gayle Rogers, Jen Roper, Luke Routledge, Shamica Ruddock, Libby Scarlett, Emily Scarrott, Lucia Scarselletta, Nadine Shaban, Sabrina Shah, Alice Sheppard Fidler, Tilly Shiner, Oren Shoesmith, Emily Simpson, Perdita Sinclair, Nicola Singh, Mary Slattery, Lara Smithson, Ronan Smyth, Abi Spendlove, Jackson Sprague, Vasiliki Stasinaki, Fiona Stewart, Philippa Stewart, Barry Sykes, Mia Symonds, Sofya Tagor, Ghafar Tajmohammad, Yambe Tam, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Corrine Thorne, Tracey Thorne, Scarlett Tierney, Kialy Tihngang, Sara Trillo, Clarinda Tse, Kwok Tsui, Charlotte Lillian Tupper, Skye turner, Rosa- Johan Uddoh, Daniella Valz Gen, David Samuel van Strien, Andre Verissimo, Marianne Walker, Hannah Walker, Sylvia Waltering, Louise Ward Morris, Ahren Warner, Liusaidh Ashley Watt, Zac Weinberg, Ben Weir, Feiyi Wen, Sarah Wheatley, Stuart Whipps, Hannah Rose Whittle, Sam Williams, Frances Willoughby, Laura Wilson, Corbin Wood, Lucy Wright, Rain Wu, Ajla Yi, Nicole Zaaroura, Madina Zholdybekova, Mengting Zhuo