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Open Call: Future Proofing Bursary, Live Art Development Agency


To mark the end of our 20th anniversary, we want to look forward and invest in the next 20 years and the next generation by offering a bursary of £2,000 to an artist aged under 25 to imagine the future they’d like to see, how their practice could shape it, and what they need to do that.

This may be thinking about the climate emergency, the future of identity politics, technological threats to civil rights and personal safety, countering the rise of the far-right, populist politics and the hostile environment, or any other critical issues we are facing in these difficult times.

Please note we are not seeking proposals for new works and this is not a production grant, but rather a bursary to buy time and space to think about your/our future.

If you think this could be for you, please go to this address:

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