Studio Bursary Opportunity for Bloomberg New Contemporaries Alumni with One Thoresby Street

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Studio Bursary Opportunity for Bloomberg New Contemporaries Alumni with One Thoresby Street


8 August 2018

New Contemporaries is delighted to be offering a year long studio bursary in partnership with One Thoresby Street, (OTS) Nottingham from November 2018 to November 2019.

The opportunity to apply for a free studio and membership at One Thoresby Street is open to all Bloomberg New Contemporaries Alumni from the last 8 years (2010 to 2017 inclusive).

One Thoresby Street is home to a vibrant community of artists and plays a significant role in the dynamic Nottingham art scene. One Thoresby Street was an exhibition partner for the launch of Bloomberg New Contemporaries in September 2015.

This is the third year of the studio bursary opportunity with Sophie Giller (BNC 15) as recipient in 2016, and Seungjo Jeong (BNC16) in 2017, both commenting on the opportunity:

My residency bursary with New Contemporaries at One Thoresby Street studios has allowed me to move and experience a new city, expand my artist practice enormously, and allowed me to be part of an exciting community of artists in both the Thoresby Street studios, and the wider group of artists across the other artist-led spaces, Sophie Giller

The highlight of the residency at One Thoresby Street was for me the luxury of seeing diverse art-forms created on site, presented at the weekly series of members-led exhibitions in which I also participated, Seungjo Jeong

Benefits of the studio and membership include:

  • Lockable personal studio with 24hr access & inclusive free Wifi
  • Access to a vibrant community of members with a range of skills and varied artistic practices
  • Access to in house fabrication & technical advise service
  • Opportunity for solo exhibition in OTS project space.
  • Opportunity to present work in the OTS external street-facing light box.

To be considered please read the application requirements and criteria below.

Bursary dates:

November 2018 to November 2019.


  • You must have exhibited as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries between 2010 and 2017 inclusive.
  • The bursary is for studio space and membership only and does not cover any living costs – OTS can provide help and assistance if recipient is relocating.
  • You must agree to produce 4 blogs for the New Contemporaries website over the year describing your experience of having the space.

Application Requirements:

To apply please submit one PDF document set in 11 point font containing the information below presented in the following order:

  1. Artists CV containing contact details. No more than 1 page of A4.
  2. Short statement of no more than 300 words about your work.
  3. Summary of no more than 300 words explaining how the opportunity will benefit your practice.
  4. Short statement of no more than 300 words describing how you plan to use the studio and contribute to One Thoresby Street life. For artists applying that are not currently based in Nottingham, it would be useful to understand how you are going to support yourself, as living expenses are not included in the bursary.
  5. Which year you exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries.
  6. A maximum of 5 images of your work. Including title, year of completion and medium of work. Please note that these works must have been completed within the last 2 years. We are unable to view moving image work as part of this application process, but you are more than welcome to include stills.

Send PDF application to by no later than 10:00am Monday 10 September 2018.

Please number the pages and put your name on each page. Please entitle your PDF document in the following way: FirsnameLastname_OTSStudio2018

Regrettably only applications submitted in the format above will be considered.

We will let you know if you have been successful by October 2018. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.