CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #7

Deadline: 31/03/2020  |  CuratorSpace

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CuratorSpace have launched a new bursary for artists to develop new artworks, projects, or products. We encourage applications that are imaginative and contribute to artist development. Two bursaries of £500 will be awarded every 3 months.


Bursaries are only available to artists with a CuratorSpace Artist or Artist Plus subscription. If artists are applying as a partnership or collective, then at least one of them should have an Artist or Artist Plus subscription. 

To subscribe:

Go to and click the Subscribe button underneath the Artist or Artist Plus section.

Artists can apply from anywhere in the world. Applications must be written in English.

Applications are accepted from a range of practice including drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, printmaking, photography, film, video, applied art, live art, etc. Please message to enquire if you are unsure whether you are eligible.

Funds can be used towards the production of new works, research and development, events, and/or exhibitions. This could also include a discrete aspect of a larger project.

Students are eligible to apply. However, funds cannot be used towards payment for a programme of study.

Funds cannot be used towards capital expenditure of space and equipment, but can be used towards material, travel and hire costs.

Unfortunately, we cannot currently support applications that are solely performing arts or writing focused. This includes music and theatre. Applications which incorporate these media in a contemporary art context will be considered.


The deadline for applications is 31st March 2020. 

A decision will be made within 4 weeks of the deadline and all applicants will be informed of the outcome. Activity should not begin before a decision has been made and should take place within 6 months of the bursary being awarded. 


Applications will be judged against the following criteria. Please use these as a guide for writing your proposal:

  • Originality of approach
  • Relevance to practice
  • Feasibility of activity 
  • Clear objectives and project timeline
  • Impact on your professional development


The outcomes from the bursary are flexible and can range from organising an exhibition or event or producing a new artwork.

All we ask is that the successful applicant completes a short evaluation at the end of the project in the form of an article which we will promote through the site. We can provide support with this. 


Each award will be made in 2 parts; one payment of £250 prior to the start of the project and one of £250 following the evaluation. 

Previous winners

Applicants can apply as many times as they like, but previous winners are not eligible to apply for 12 months after their award, ie. artists selected in July can apply again the following August.

Details of previous winners can be found below:

Sophie Cundale

Romily Alice Walden

Adele Jackson

Carly Seller

Joe Cotgrave

Woman Up!

Laurie Ramsell



Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists with a CuratorSpace Artist or Artist Plus subscription
When is the deadline?
31st March 2020
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The chosen proposals will be promoted through CuratorSpace and outcomes will be shared on the site and through social media.
How do you decide on proposals?
Proposals will be judged against the following criteria: Originality of approach, Relevance to practice, Feasibility of activity, Clear objectives and project timeline and Impact on your professional development
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will message you through CuratorSpace to discuss your project and arrange payment

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