BALTIC is working with Shape Arts to deliver The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. The recipient for 2019 is Sophie Hoyle who will receive a £10,000 bursary and undertake a three month residency at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art between 4 March - 31 May 2019.
The residency will also include the development and delivery of public-facing activities with BALTIC and Shape, 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.
Sophie Hoyle explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist, anti-psychiatry and disability issues in their practice, relating their personal experiences of being queer, non-binary and part of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) diaspora to wider forms of structural violence.
The artist will utilise the time, space and support to extend their research, creating spaces for exchange and collaboration with local activist groups and disabled artist communities.
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. Find out more here
The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) is Shape Arts’ flagship art award, set up by Shape in memory of the life and work of sculptor Adam Reynolds. Designed to support mid-career disabled artists looking to develop their practice and build their profile, the ARMB programme offers substantial funds and an accompanying three month residency at a high-profile arts venue. Find out more here