CVAN EM Bursaries: Round 2

For artists & arts workers living or based in Derbyshire
Deadline: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 11pm
Responses: Wednesday 31 July 2024, 5pm

In July 2024 CVAN EM will award one bursary of £1500 to an artist or arts worker living or professionally based in Leicestershire or Rutland. This opportunity is part of CVAN EM’s Bursaries scheme.

For each round of the CVAN EM Bursaries Scheme we will award £1500 to a creative living or based in a different county in the East Midlands. The breakdown of when the CVAN EM Bursaries scheme will open to creatives in your area is shared below:

  • Round 1: Derbyshire, 13 March – 15 May 2024 (deadline)
  • Round 2: Leicestershire & Rutland, 22 May – 17 July 2024 (deadline)
  • Round 3: Lincolnshire, 25 July – 25 September 2024 (deadline)
  • Round 4: Northamptonshire, 3 October – 4 December 2024 (deadline)
  • Round 5: Nottinghamshire, 12 December 2024 – 12 February 2025 (deadline)

CVAN EM Bursaries will support the development of ambitious activity with a focus on the visual arts[1]. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to contemporary art[2] and can be artists or arts workers wanting to develop their practice.

Bursary recipients will be offered 1-2-1 mentoring with CVAN EM’s Regional Director.

What can CVAN EM Bursaries Support?

Bursaries can contribute to or fund the following:

  • R&D (your time)
  • Production
  • Fabrication
  • Mentoring
  • Skill development
  • Seed funding
  • Acquisition of equipment
  • Access support
  • Event delivery
  • Workshop delivery
  • Collaboration
  • Studio rent
  • Community engagement
  • Professional training
  • Or a combination of the above

Who can apply?

  • Applicants applying to Round 1 must be living or professionally based in Leicestershire or Rutland.
  • Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to contemporary art..
  • Applicants wanting to fund ambitious activity with a focus on the visual arts.
  • Applicants can apply as an individual or collective.
  • Applicants can be PhD candidates.
  • Applicants can only apply to one round, e.g., if you are living in Leicestershire but professionally based in Nottinghamshire you must choose which round you wish to apply for.

If you have any questions or would like to require this information in a different format, please email colette@cvaneastmidlands.co.uk.

For more information on the application process please download an application pack:

Click here to download the CVAN EM Bursaries: Round 2 Application Pack PDF
Click here to download the CVAN EM Bursaries: Round 2 Application Pack DOCX
Click here to download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form