The bursary, now in its fourth year, is available to mid-career disabled or deaf artists working in the field of visual arts. This year’s winner will be given £5,000 and a residency at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The bursary has firmly established itself as one of the most significant commissioning opportunities for disabled artists in the UK.
Applications are welcomed both from artists who work in a disability or deaf arts context, and from those whose work is not focused on their disability. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entries for the competition is Monday 18 October at 10am. For information on how to apply, please visit our website www.shapearts.org.uk.
The annual bursary was set-up in memory of Adam Reynolds, to provide time, space and support for artists to develop their ideas without the pressure to deliver a particular outcome develop their ideas without the pressure to deliver a particular outcome. Adam Reynolds (1959-2005) was a sculptor, curator, teacher and arts advisor. Adam was active in the disability arts sector and generous in his support for other artists, the bursary is offered in the same spirit in which Adam lived and worked. World-renowned sculptor, Antony Gormley is patron of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. Gormley says, “Adam was inspirational as an artist and a man – seeing his disability as a strength. This bursary is the most practical and powerful way to continue doing what Adam did to make the possible palpable.
” The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2010-11 is made possible by The Garfield Weston Foundation.