Zealous Stories: Craft Winner, Carmen M. Castañeda is an artistic researcher and practitioner specialising in hand-embroidery techniques. Her winning project, Imperfection I, examines our relationship with time and, more specifically, the way that we measure progression. Imperfection I focuses on process over progress. The finished product might be seen as a topography of thought; fragile: tentative and delicate but bold by its accumulative mass.
Mason Matak is an illustrator based in Iran. His works have appeared on the pages of children's books, beside Old Iranian folktales, as tattoos on people's skin, and also exist online as NFTs. As an artist, Matak is concerned with hedonism — making work that produces happiness in his audience.
Zealous Stories: Short Story winner, Yvette Naden, is an obsessive writer of poetry and prose. Written between lectures and assignments at university, as well as a busy social life, her winning short story Burial Rites tackles themes of grief, loss and infidelity.
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.