As part of a shared commitment to supporting UK artists, Open Culture are joining forces with Liverpool Biennial and a-n The Artists Information Company to offer five successful applicants a research and support bursary of £1500 each for artists between March – June 2021, within the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial.
Taking place between 20 March – 6 June 2021, the festival is underpinned by a public programme, Processes of Fermentation, which will bring together a diverse collection of voices through a dedicated peer strand. A healthy stomach has a rich diversity of bacteria. This probiotic injection of different voices will similarly assist in the absorption and digestion of information, ideas and exchanges to support and increase our collective gut intelligence in response to the Biennial.
Delivered as part of this public programme, and in partnership with a-n during their 40th anniversary year, these bursaries are open to a-n Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members who are living and working in the UK. Artists may be at any stage in their career, including early-career or may have been working for several years but wish to undertake a period of research in response to a new avenue of thinking. Reflecting the diversity of artist practices in The Stomach & The Port, we encourage applications from artists working in all visual and sonic arts disciplines that reflect innovative and ambitious thinking.
The Biennial will support the recipient artists to develop their practice through self-determined professional development activity that responds to their own unique needs. Artists will benefit from dedicated time with the festival exhibitions team, plus assistance from the marketing and wider Biennial staff to support their research and development, help make connections and to create opportunities for the sharing or showcasing work or practices within the framework of the festival.
Liverpool Biennial x a-n Artist Bursaries have been created to support activity which aids professional development of artistic careers and practices, in particular the growth of new skills, knowledge and networks.
Further information and application guidance can be found here
The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday 12 February 2021.
To directly apply to Liverpool Biennial x a-n Artist Bursaries visit: bienni.al/apply