Spike Island

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013 is now open to applicants.

This opportunity is available to disabled mid-career visual artists and is designed to offer time, space and support for artists to develop their creative practice without the pressure of delivering a final work or particular outcome. It is offered in partnership with Shape, a disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people.

This year’s winner will be awarded £5,000 and a three month residency at Spike Island, from January to March 2014. Applications are welcomed from disabled artists who work within a disability or Deaf arts context, and from disabled artists whose practice is unrelated to the experience of being disabled.

The bursary was set up in memory of Adam Reynolds (1959–2005), a sculptor, curator, teacher and a leading figure in the disability arts sector. Artist Antony Gormley is patron of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and said,“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.”

Spike Island previously hosted the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2010 when artist Aaron Williamson was the recipient.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Shape website. The deadline for applications is Monday 16 September 2013 at 12 noon.