Class Room, with support from Arts Council England, is creating a programme of bursaries to support creative practitioners to experiment with ideas to aid in the creation of new work.
The bursaries of £1000 will be offered to selected artists to support them to make new work (or to explore new avenues of enquiry via research or experimentation). The bursary is not a residency and all activities associated with the programme will be remote and documented online. A physical workspace space will not be provided.
The selected artists will be invited to engage in a dialogue with our audience online. This will likely take the form of an informal crit and an artist talk (over Zoom) and limited social media engagement. Therefore, rather than looking for artists that work in a particular medium, we are looking for artists who can demonstrate an interest in this opportunity for public engagement and who see it bringing a potential benefit to their practice.
Participants will be selected by an advisory panel that will include:
Jeffrey Cortland Jones - Painter, curator and professor of Art at University of Daytona, USA
Bruce Asbestos - Artist, Curator and Founder of Trade Gallery, Nottingham
Tara Rutledge - Photographer, Digital manager and Visual Artist
John Yeadon - Artist and director of the Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange
Lilit Stepanyan - Artist, Founder of Today Art Initiative, Founder and curator of Rural art residency Armenia and Eco art AiR
Dr Silvie Jacobi - Co-Founder of the London School of Mosaics
The deadline for applications is the end of 10th May 2021. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application once the applications have been assessed by the panel and the bursary periods are intended to be staggered between May and September 2021.