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Adaptations, Artquest

  • London, UK wide
  • crafts, combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, museums, photography, visual arts


Adaptations is a development award to support moving existing professional art practices into new ways of working. Through this award, we want to help artists create sustainable practices that are adaptable to the shifting physical possibilities around public access and opportunities presented as a result. We are interested in the systematic changes possible in an artists’ practice.

Three Adaptations development awards of £3,000 each will support artists to research and experiment with new ways to make their work in light of ongoing legal and health restrictions. It will support new ways of working that continue to authentically reflect artists’ interests and themes across any media. It can also be used to explore new forms of public exhibition – both digital and, when safe, live – to ensure audiences can experience it meaningfully.

We encourage applications from artists who are from under-represented groups in the arts on the basis of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnic origin, socio-economic background, and maternity / paternity.

One award will be reserved for an artist based in London, with one awarded to an artist based elsewhere in England. The third award will be given to an artist based anywhere in England, either inside or outside of London.


Deadline for Applications: 10am Monday 18 January 2021

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