Arts Bursaries Now Open for Application

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Mayor of Ards and North Down with Chris Ledgers' wife, Louise

Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Brooks and Louise Ledger.

 

Artists from the borough of Ards and North Down could benefit from three specialist bursaries aimed at inspiring their creativity and enhancing their skills.

The three bursaries are being funded by Ards and North Down Borough Council, cover art in all its forms from visual art and crafts, to music and literature. The bursaries provide an opportunity for residents to attend one of three renowned residencies to the John Hewitt International Summer School, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, or Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Bursary to the John Hewitt International Summer School

Writers, teachers, critics of literature or anyone with a strong literary interest can apply to attend the prestigious John Hewitt International Summer School during its five day Summer School at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh (Monday 26– Friday 30 July 2021).

The programme features readings, talks, discussions and debates as well as celebrating visual art, music and theatre. The residency includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, and attendance at all events.

DEADLINE: Please note the deadline for this bursary closes on 15 June 2021.

To apply, please contact the John Hewitt Summer School directly. To apply CLICK HERE 

Bursary to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Artists working across all mediums can apply to attend a one-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, which gives both established and emerging practitioners the opportunity to work intensively on a project alongside others in a very unique environment.

The Council is offering three bursaries for the Tyrone Gurthrie Centre one of which is specifically to support an artist with a disability.

Ards and North Down Borough Council is committed to supporting artists with a disability and in 2020 a working group was established to investigate the need.

This particular bursary is in honour of Chris Ledger, former CEO of the University of Atypical and a tireless ambassador for D/Deaf and disabled artists. Chris sadly passed away in August 2020.

Chris lived in the borough of Ards and North Down and we are thrilled to have the support from Chris's wife Louise in this development from the arts service.

The bursary includes the option, if needed, for an artist to bring a helper with them, who can stay on site. We hope this will encourage more artists who may need this assistance to participate in the bursary programme.

DEADLINE: Applications to this bursary will close on Monday 5 July 2021.

For more information and to apply to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary CLICK HERE

Bursary to Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Ards and North Down is offering a third residency with the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization located on the coast of North County Mayo, for artists practicing visual arts or crafts.

The foundations' programmes are designed to support serious artists making important work in ideal, inspiring conditions. Visual artists and crafts makers are invited to apply for a two-week residency to develop their artistic practice while staying in dedicated cottage accommodation with a studio to work in.

DEADLINE: Applications to this bursary will close on Monday 5 July 2021.

For more information and to apply to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary CLICK HERE

If you require further assistance with the application process or have any queries, please email: artsgrants@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

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