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The Box, Artist Development Bursaries, The Box, Plymouth

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The Box, Plymouth is inviting applications for five £1,000 bursaries from artists based in the South West, to support and share their practice through our digital platforms.

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on individuals in the creative and cultural sector, and we are more committed than ever to supporting the region’s artistic community and encouraging new practices to evolve and develop.

Each of the five selected artists will be able to use the bursaries to support existing or new projects and/or research.

We believe in the process of artistic investigation so are not asking for a completed artwork to be submitted. Instead, we will ask each artist to present their practice to our digital audiences through an online talk/presentation, a live in-conversation with one of our curators, a filmed studio tour or a series of illustrated blog posts. Each artist will also be required to submit a written report outlining how the funding has supported the development of their work.

We welcome applicants working in any creative discipline and will work with each of the successful artists to agree the most appropriate way for them to present their work.

For more info on application process and selection criteria, please visit:

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 7 March 2021
Successful applicants notified: by Monday 22 March 2021
Bursaries announced: Tuesday 23 March 2021

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