Opportunity: Outside In & Engine Announce Micro Bursaries

Outside In is pleased to be partnering with Engine, a professional development programme run by New Art West Midlands and The New Art Gallery Walsall, to offer artists living in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry or Warwickshire the opportunity to apply for Micro Bursaries towards professional development activities of your choice. Two artists will be awarded a bursary of £500 each.

The Outside In Engine Micro Bursaries are aimed at covering the costs of, for example, research visits to exhibitions, festivals or sites of interest, attendance at seminars, workshops and conferences, travel and accommodation. (Please note that this fund is not designed for the production or the exhibition of work.)

New Art Gallery, Walsall


You can apply for the Outside In Engine Micro Bursary if you are an Outside In artist and live in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry or Warwickshire. The bursaries mark the development of our  programme launching shortly at our Midlands hub at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. A further series of £250 New Art West Midlands / Engine Micro Bursaries open to all artists within the region will be launched in March 2020.

How to apply

You should complete the application form which can be downloaded here:
Outside In Engine Micro Bursary application form.

An easy read version of this information can be downloaded here:
Easy-read-Engine Micro Bursary information

In your application form, please send a link to your Outside In online gallery with the text from your artist statement, 3 images of your work as jpegs, video links or other digital formats which can include audio files. We will also need up to 250 words from you telling us what you propose to use the bursary for, why this is important for your work and a budget detailing your activity.

Please email applications to info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk with ‘Micro Bursary’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 18 March 2020.

If you require this information in alternative formats or any additional information regarding this opportunity, please contact José Forrest-Tennant on 07496 997 333 or jose.forrest-tennant@outsidein.org.uk  

Outside In, New Art West Midlands and The New Art Gallery Walsall are committed to widening access to our opportunities. Audio or video recorded applications may be submitted via Vimeo or YouTube by those facing barriers in applying. 

If you have any support requirements or would like to discuss this further, please do get in touch with Anneka French, New Art West Midlands Co-ordinator on info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk or 0121 300 4309. 

Or José Forrest-Tennant, Outside In Midlands Regional Coordinator on jose.forrest-tennant@outsidein.org.uk or 07496 997 333

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