It is humbling to see an idea I had ten years ago develop into a network of over 45,000 artists and arts organisations. And although we should use our anniversary to celebrate what we achieved, this feels only like the beginning! Here’s what to expect from our Anniversary year (and beyond).
Identifying what’s in it for applicants inspires candidates to submit. Discover how to make the most with what you have and run a successful programme.
Having a clear and compelling artist statement is essential for grant applications, exhibitions, open calls and residency submissions. To ensure you communicate what matters, we’ve compiled a quick and easy guide to help you tackle the daunting task of putting words to your practice.
"If I had been born at the top of my street, behind the corrugated-iron border, I would have been British." Zealous Stories: Photography winner, Toby binder, has been documenting the daily life of teenagers in British working-class communities for more than a decade. His winning series is a compelling exploration of young people in Northern Ireland, who often suffer the same problems, undeterred by which side of the border they reside.
Asking candidates for the correct information when they submit is a fine art. Ask for too much, and people won’t apply; ask too little, and you might not be able to make a meaningful decision when choosing candidates. Luckily we’ve compiled a few ideas on helping you find that sweet spot that will serve everyone.
Every discipline comes with its own set of requirements and costs. It can be hard to filter through the plethora of opportunities to find the perfect one suited to your project and its needs. We’ve put together a selection of grant initiatives and competitions that stand out as being particularly suited to specific disciplines.
Zealous Stories: Design winner, Yair Neuman, is a London-based designer and entrepreneur, exploring sustainable design opportunities. Neuman’s Lens Light collection is a positive action to repurpose waste lenses from the eyewear sector into striking, sculptural lights.
A clearly articulated purpose will help market your call to submissions and encourage potential candidates to submit. Read 5 tips to best define your purpose.