The 2019 Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), an annual award set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open for applications.
The residency will take place: 4 March – 31 May 2019
Deadline for submissions: Monday 1 October, 12 midday
Now in its eleventh year, the ARMB offers this year’s successful recipient an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead from 4 March – 30 April 2019. BALTIC is offering studio space and access to BALTIC's Library and Archive.
The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work. The recipient of the last ARMB was sculptor Terence Birch, whose residency with Pallant House Gallery and the University of Chichester took place from February to May 2018. Previous residencies have been hosted by Turner Contemporary, the V&A, the New Art Gallery Walsall, Camden Arts Centre and Spike Island, as well as BALTIC once before.
World-renowned sculptor Sir Antony Gormley RA comments: “Adam was inspirational as an artist and a man – seeing his disability as a strength. This Bursary is the most practical and powerful way to continue doing what Adam did to make the possible palpable.”
The residency will also include developing and delivering public-facing activities with BALTIC and Shape Arts, and showing work as part of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist exhibition, in which all artists shortlisted for the award will be given the opportunity to participate.
Artists can apply by visiting: www.shapearts.org.uk/apply-armb-2019
ABOUT SHAPE ARTS
Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes. www.shapearts.org.uk