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Emerge Bursary Programme 2019

Applications open - Two Emerge Bursaries are available in 2019 for emerging artists and makers under 30.

 

Deadline: 19/10/2018

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Photograph of David Rae's studio during SF 2019 by Colin Tennant
Photograph of David Rae's studio during SF 2019 by Colin Tennant

Emerge Bursary Programme 2019

A 9 month programme of mentoring and a bursary of £1,000 for emerging artists or makers who have a connection to Dumfries & Galloway.

Two Emerge Bursaries are available in 2019 for emerging artists and makers under 30.

For 2019, Upland is offering two Emerge Bursaries for young artists and makers originally from or with a connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Upland will offer a mentoring programme with an established practitioner in a related discipline, £1000 to fund the creation of new work and gain funded and automatic entry into Spring Fling 2019 (25-27 May 2019). The programme is aimed at emerging artists who intend to pursue a career as a professional artist / maker. Emerge aims to provide support which will enable the participants to develop both creatively and professionally providing a stepping stone between education and a career in the arts.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate, postgraduate or final year student from a UK art school*
    (PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be considered from graduates of Dumfries & Galloway College. In exceptional circumstances applications will be considered from young artists without an art qualification, however in this instance applicants must be nominated by a suitably qualified sponsor or referee - e an arts professional or arts organisation).
  • Demonstrate a connection to Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Be 30 years old or under by 30 September 2019
  • Be available for 12 days mentoring with a matched mentor between January - September 2019
  • Be available to create new work to show at Spring Fling Open Studios 2019. You should be in attendance in a temporary 'open studio' space from 10.30am - 5.30pm each day over 25, 26 and 27 May 2019**
  • Agree to the Terms & Conditions of taking part in Spring Fling 2019. These will be made available for applicants to view on request.


The deadline for applications to the Emerge Programme is 5pm on Friday 19 October 2018.

 DOWNLOAD THE FULL GUIDELINES AND HOW TO APPLY HERE.

 

The Emerge Bursary Programme 2019 is supported by The Holywood Trust.