Studio bursary in partnership with Bluecoat Liverpool
New Contemporaries is delighted to be offering a year-long studio bursary in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool from July 2021 to July 2022.
The opportunity to apply for a free studio at Bluecoat is open to all New Contemporaries Alumni from the last 8 years (2013 to 2020 inclusive).
Bluecoat* is home to a vibrant community of artists and plays a significant role in the dynamic Liverpool art scene. Bluecoat was an exhibition partner for the launch of Bloomberg New Contemporaries in September 2016, and hosted our inaugural Bluecoat Studio Bursary recipient Emily Motto (alumni 2014) between 2019 and 2020.
10am Monday 24th May 2021
To be considered please read the application requirements and criteria below.
July 2021 to July 2022
To apply please fill out the equal opportunities form and this Application Form in 11-point font containing the information below:
You must save your application form as a PDF document titled in the following way: FirstnameLastname_BluecoatStudio2021
Please send your PDF application and Equal Opportunities Form form to: firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 10:00am on Monday 24th May 2021.
If you would like to apply by video or audio application, please contact email@example.com ahead of the deadline.
Regrettably, only applications submitted in the format above will be considered.
We will let you know if you have been successful by the beginning of June. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to give individual feedback due to limited resources.
* Bluecoat is Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts, located in the heart of the city. It hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions showing national and international artists, as well as home grown talent. Bluecoat delivers performance, literature, and heritage events, and is committed to finding new ways to open the arts to everyone.
Based in the city’s most historic building, Bluecoat is a creative hub and home to around thirty artists, arts organisations, craftspeople and retailers. It is a fierce champion of regional talent and internationally recognised for its residency programme.
Bluecoat sees the value in directly connecting audiences with artists and in encouraging mutual learning and exchange. Its renowned outreach programmes focus on those who would otherwise face barriers to involvement in the arts.
Emily Motto (alumni 2014) was the inaugural Bluecoat Studio Bursary recipient between 2019 and 2020. Emily Motto (b. 1992, Orpington) studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. Selected exhibitions include Provisional Conditions at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London; Taking Shape: Sculpture on the Verge at Pangaea Sculptors' Centre, London; ON&OFF at Proyecto Medellin, Mexico City; Saatchi New Sensations at Victoria House, London; and the December Mostra at the British School at Rome, Italy. Solo exhibitions include Intervals at NLS Kingston, Jamaica; Holdfast at Chalton Gallery, London; and Postures at Rice+Toye, London.
Oriele Steiner (alumni 2016) received our first bursary opportunity in Liverpool, following on from our partnership with The Royal Standard and Bluecoat . The Royal Standard is home to a vibrant community of artists and plays a significant role in the dynamic Liverpool art scene.