FACT has announced the 10 artists and artist groups who will receive grants of £1,500 each plus 3 months of support to create work from home.
FACT Together was set up in response to the financial uncertainty caused by Coronavirus Covid-19 and the temporary closure of galleries and museums across the world.
The artists to receive awards are: Day Mattar (Liverpool), Elle Bulger (Salford), Gregory Herbert (Liverpool), Jessica El Mal (Manchester), MICHAELBRAILEY with Callum Coomber (Manchester), Milda Baginskaitė (Manchester), Niloo Sharifi (Liverpool), Shonagh Short (Manchester), Tammy Reynolds (Liverpool), Uma Breakdown (Gateshead).
Each artist will create a new work that will respond to The Living Planet, the title of FACT’s online programme and theme for 2020. Taking place across FACT’s website and social media, The Living Planet looks at ways in which wildlife, plant life and other ecological systems have responded to the impacts of our actions.
Awarded artists will develop their ideas over the next few months with professional development and support provided from the team at FACT who are working remotely.
Open to all early-career artists in the north of England, FACT Together received proposals from over 250 artists, highlighting the growing need to support the creative community during these difficult times.
Maitreyi Maheshwari, Head of Programme at FACT, said: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of applications we received for FACT Together. The open call introduced the team to the work of many artists across the north of England who have exciting, dynamic practices.
“While we are only able to work with a small number of people initially, we look forward to creating more opportunities to work with this incredible talent in the future.”
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The 10 recipients of the Fact Together awards.