Square Peg Bursary Opportunity

Deadline for Applications:
Friday 16th February 2018 (5pm)

Venue: Artlink Hull
87 Princes Avenue, Hull HU5 3QP

Bursary: £3,500 (time and materials/resources)
Additional finance available for communications and transportation support.

An open submission bursary opportunity for a visual artist based in the North of England who identifies as being disabled.

Square Peg is Artlink Hull’s wide-ranging disability and diversity arts programme, commissioned and supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The final Square Peg project of 2017 is an open submission bursary opportunity for an artist based in the North of England who identifies as being a disabled person. The selected artist or partnership will be funded and supported to create new work for a solo exhibition to be held at Artlink Hull in summer 2018. The Square Peg Bursary is intended to provide an opportunity for a disabled artist to create new work for exhibition which they may otherwise be unable to realise.

“This bursary is a great initiative – with disabled artists facing numerous barriers to progression, quality opportunities providing tailored support give them a genuine chance to flourish and move ahead.” – Jeff Rowlings, Head of Programme, Shape Arts

A shortlist from the submissions will be drawn up by a panel with personal and professional experience in art and disability including artists, curators and critics. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview before the selection of the final artist, for which communication and/or transportation support can be provided.

The bursary is £3,500 for the selected artist’s time and materials/resources for the work/s to be created. Additional finance is available for communications and transportation support for the selected artist during the production process as well as for the realisation of the final exhibition.


Martin Green, director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “Following on from the excellent series of Square Peg events and installations through the year, this bursary offers a great opportunity for a northern artist that will not only see them receive financial assistance, but also support from Hull’s Artlink to create their work. I am confident this bursary will help bring someone’s vision to life and continue to challenge people’s persceptions as Square Peg has done all year.”

Interested artists should submit their outline proposal for the bursary opportunity along with details on their artistic development and supporting information via the portal on CuratorSpace. If you require application information or your submission to be in an alternate accessible format, please contact us by emailing admin@artlink.uk.net or via telephone: 01482 345104 to discuss your needs.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.curatorspace.com

This project is funded by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and supported by Shape Arts.