Applications Welcome for Emerging Artist Bursary Scheme 2022

Devon Artist Network is delighted to announce its annual Emerging Artist Bursary scheme, which supports new and emerging artists taking part in Devon Open Studios in September.

The Emerging Artist Bursary aims to nurture and encourage new talent to take the next steps in their career by funding their participation in this prestigious annual open studios event. 

Who can apply? 

The bursaries are aimed at those:

• taking their first steps into professional arts practice, 

• returning to creative practice after a career break or change, 

• or currently taking their art in a new direction. 

Please note: Applicants must be based in Devon and have registered for Devon Open Studios 2022. All art forms will be considered.

What is involved? 

Up to 5 successful applicants will receive a bursary covering their entry fees for Devon Open Studios. One of the bursary winners will be selected for The Joanna Radford Award and receive a further £150 towards materials. 

Artists are also provided with PR and marketing training and support to the value of £1000-1200. 

Artists will be invited to a professional promotional photo shoot for Devon Open Studios, with the resulting images free for them to use for their own promotion. They will receive dedicated PR and training support for Devon Open Studios, and will be highlighted in the printed guide and website. 

Bursary winners will be expected to engage fully in PR, social media and associated promotion for Devon Open Studios, via DAN’s and their own networks. This will include making themselves available for the photo shoot, training and any media interviews that may arise. Winners will also be asked to complete a short report on their experience after the event. 

How to Apply.

Application is by email. It should include a CV and letter of up to 500 words or can be submitted in an alternative video or audio format (max. 5 mins) in English or BSL. 

Please address the following questions in your application. 

1. What aspect of your practice makes you eligible for an Emerging Artist Bursary. 

2. What you hope to achieve during Devon Open Studios 2022.

3. How an Emerging Artist Bursary will help you to achieve this.

4. Your professional and artistic objectives for the next two years.

In addition to the above information, you will need to submit three images to support your application (images to be emailed or link provided to a relevant website). 

Applications to Claire Binden, Devon Open Studios Coordinator, at to arrive by Friday 1 April 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of April. 

For more information, please contact Claire Binden on 07768 164560 or email: