4.8.4 Artists Development Funds
YVAN noted the absence of a tier of low-end support to practitioners and stepped in with a programme of grants for up to £500.
Through the 4.8.4 programme, 18 artists were given awards to support their practice at all stages of their careers.
- Eleven Artist Development Grants of up to £500 were given to artists to develop their practice.
- Four Art Fair Bursaries of £500 were given to artists to access art fairs, eg trial & research trips to expand their markets.
- Four Critical Writing Bursaries of £500 were given to writers seeking to develop their skills as writers on the subject of contemporary visual arts.
Regarding the writing bursaries, four pieces will be written during the period of their bursary, three to be published or self-published through their own efforts (supported by YVAN) and one, specifically regarding regional arts or artists, to be included in the Untitled #4 publication commissioned by YVAN.
Writers are also supported through a presentation by a professional writer on the arts and through peer-to-peer meetings.
More information on the artists supported through the awards will be published soon.
- Category Grants
- Posted March 16, 2016