Go and see: Venice Biennale 2015 « a-n The Artists Information Company

February 14, 2015

Go and see: Venice Biennale 2015

a-n is offering bursaries of £400 for artists to visit the 56th Venice Biennale during the 6-8 May preview week. This unique opportunity places artists at the heart of the art world, alongside curators, collectors, critics and producers.

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a-n The Artists Information Company is offering bursaries of £400 to enable artists to attend the preview of Venice Biennale to benefit from the networking and professional development opportunity.

It’s a chance for a-n Artist members to see all the great work whilst progressing their careers by networking with the many UK and international curators, artists and arts leaders who’ll be there navigating the pavilions, previews and functions during 6-8 May 2015.

a-n’s contribution towards the costs of attending intends to make such visits affordable to artists for whom cost can be a barrier, helping to support equality of opportunity.

a-n’s bursary schemes are part of its commitment to professional development provision within a programme that includes information and networking sessions and seminar programmes, online toolkits and expert guides.

Applications accepted from now and up to 12 noon Wed 25 Feb 2015.

Aim: to enable artists to attend the preview of Venice Biennale to take advantage of the networking and professional development opportunities.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career visual artists who are permanently based in the UK and hold a current a-n Artist membership.

Exclusions:

Students undertaking an undergraduate course.

Artists within 24 months of completing an undergraduate course.

Artists who have received any bursary from a-n in the last 12 months.

Artists who received a Go and see: Venice bursary in 2013.

Conditions:

The reporting requirement for bursary recipients is either to self-post a review of at least one Biennale exhibit on a-n Reviews or to self-post a blog report on a-n Blogs by a date that will be specified in the offer to successful applicants. This approach to reporting is designed to both increase visibility for the artists themselves beyond the biennial whilst widening access to and knowledge of the biennial to many others across the visual arts. We will also be programming coverage of Venice Biennale on a-n News and it may be that your writing is re-presented there or that you are commissioned separately to write for a-n News.

How to apply

Download an application form to provide the following information:

Why is this bursary opportunity crucial to your artistic development? (200 words)

How might your network of peers benefit from your participation in the bursary? (200 words)

Budget showing the contribution our bursary will make.

Name and contact details for an arts professional or established artist who knows your work well enough to recommend you for this bursary.

Your contact details including telephone, email, postal details.

Sending your application

Send the following 3 pdf files to bursaries@a-n.co.uk :

Your application form saved as a pdf (with your name in title eg Fred_Bloggs_Bursary_Application)

Your up-to-date CV including links to relevant websites (in 1 pdf file)

A completed equality and disability monitoring form (in 1 pdf file)

Applications accepted from now and up to 12 noon Wed 25 Feb 2015.

Do not send large files (maximum is 1Mb) as these may not be delivered to our email box. (We ask for files to be in pdf format as this reduces the size when sending). Do not send files in other formats or include image files as these will not be taken forward to assessment.

READ THESE NOTES

In submitting an application you confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria (set out above) and are not excluded by any of the exclusions (set out above).

In order to preserve as much money for bursaries, a-n can’t respond to requests for advice in shaping applications or queries about the terms or eligibility criteria.

Applications from those who do not hold a current a-n Artist membership will not be considered.

Applications which we receive after the deadline will not be considered.

We advise not leaving the sending of your application to the last day as the volume of applications may fill up the email box and prevent receipt of your application, meaning it will not be assessed.

The decision to award or not is at the discretion of a-n The Artists Information Company.

Your application will be treated as confidential by a-n and its assessor.

There is a reporting back obligation on bursary recipients, designed to increase visibility for the bursary artists themselves within the artists’ community whilst widening access to and knowledge of Venice Biennale to many others across the visual arts.

via Go and see: Venice Biennale 2015 « a-n The Artists Information Company.

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