Application Deadline: Monday 5 July 2021, 12 noon
Responses Sent: Monday 19 July 2021, 5pm
Artist Fee: £1250
Production Fee: £750
Mentor Fee: £400
About New Midland Group:
New Midland Group (NMG) is a consortium of three artist-led organisations located in Nottingham: Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary. We work together to develop the profile and sustainability of contemporary visual arts in the Midlands, through research, activity and opportunities that are additional to the three organisations’ work.
New Midland Group Development Programme:
Over the next 12 months NMG will continue to deliver a project intended to support established artists, individuals with an interest in working in contemporary art and anyone in between. There is an emphasis on creatives who have not engaged in formal arts education or are from backgrounds currently underrepresented within the sector. Through this programme NMG is focused on providing routes into contemporary art and better understanding and articulating the value of artist development.
The programme centres around a group of core associates who are offered a slate of activity including mentoring, collaboration and professional development with a focus on interdisciplinary research, redefining collaborative practice and building confidence, as well as sustainability, both artistic and environmental.
The project also includes an expansive public programme of free discussions, workshops and events taking place both online and across partner venues, plus bursary opportunities open to practitioners based in the Midlands.
NMG in partnership with University of Lincoln is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a Production Bursary. This opportunity is available exclusively to undergraduates from University of Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Fine Art who graduated in 2020 or will graduate in 2021. This opportunity will support in the development of an ambitious and sustainable culture of production within the Midlands, by establishing relationships with project mentors and working with bursary recipients over a period of up to 9 months to develop and produce artwork to be exhibited at a partner venue.
This Production Bursary will provide the opportunity for an emerging artist affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during the final year(s) of their undergraduate course with the tools and resources to produce and exhibit work within the region. Support package for selected artist:
- £1250 artist fee.
- £750 production fee to cover production costs (e.g., fabrication, technical support, performer fees, materials, sound editing etc.) for artwork to be created over a period of up to 9 months (e.g., audio installation, publication, performance, sculpture, intervention etc.) to be presented publicly at a NMG Development Programme partner venue.
- £400 budget to appoint a mentor, curator or inspirational person.
- 1-2-1 support throughout from NMG and UoL College of Arts staff Access to additional mentoring provided by NMG and project partners.
- Opportunity to work with the NMG associates cohort.
Who are we looking to support?
This opportunity is available exclusively to undergraduates from University of Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Fine Art who graduated in 2020 or will graduate in 2021. Applicants do not need to be currently based in the Midlands. There is x1 Production Bursary available through this opportunity.
The NMG Development Programme has an emphasis on creatives who are from backgrounds currently under-represented within the sector.
For more information on the open call and how to apply, please access the documents below. Read the open call and application information carefully before submitting:
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We look forward to hearing