Spike Island

Opportunity: LUX/ICA Summer School Bursaries

The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image is a collection of newly commissioned texts that explore the relationship between the moving image, performance and theatricality in recent contemporary art practice.

Edited by Bridget Crone and published by Picture This with Bridget Crone/Plenty Projects, the book is launched with a programme of performances during the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, 23 to 27 May.

To celebrate the launch of the publication, Plenty Projects, Spike Island and Picture This are pleased to offer bursaries for South West-based artists, curators and art writers to attend the Artists' School, convened by Ian White, or the Curating Course, convened by George Clark, that take place during the Biennial.

These provide an excellent opportunity to meet the international artists and curators who are presenting at the Biennial, as well as to discuss and develop your own practice and meet new peers.

Applicants must be available to attend the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images Artists' School, 23–27 May, or the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images Curating Course, 24–25 May.

All bursary holders are also asked to attend the launch events for The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image and to write a review, give a talk or otherwise document the launch events for publication on the Picture This website. Please suggest a format for this outcome in your bursary application.

A total of £150 is available to each applicant as a contribution towards travel and accommodation expenses. In addition we will pay the Artists School or Curating Course fees (£150 for the Artists' School and £60 for the Curating Course).

Please note: For South West-based artists, writers and curators we are offering one bursary for a place at the Artists' School and one bursary for a place at the Curators' School. In addition there are two bursaries for the Artists' School to be offered to members of Spike Associates only.

To apply, please:

  1. Write a 500-word statement about your practice, its relationship to and your interest in artists' moving image practices;

  2. Include a one page CV and link to your Vimeo channel if you are an artist.

NB: We cannot accept DVDs or CDs and will only be able to look at work submitted via Vimeo.

Applications close Friday 27 April at 5pm and we will notify successful applicants on Friday 4 May. To apply, please email your statement, CV and Vimeo link.