Breathing SPACE Bursary Open Call 2017

SPACE Artist Development is offering 4 artists the opportunity of a six-month studio rent break to pursue a project.
The aim of the bursary is to provide time and focus for a specific project. Your proposal should clearly demonstrate how a rent break would positively impact your practice.
Please submit a detailed project description, which outlines how this bursary will alleviate the pressure to start, continue or finalise a work of art. Reasons can include, but are not limited to, the following circumstances:

- To work less in another job
- To pay for childcare
- To pay for materials or equipment
Applications are welcome from all SPACE studio tenants.
Applicants must be a named tenant on the tenancy agreement. Applications from a licensee or an artist subletting will not be accepted. 
Selection Criteria
- Quality of practice
- Quality of proposal
- Evidence of need
How to apply
Please send the following to

- Proposal of 500 words
- Short artist biography
- Link to website or a pdf of up to 6 images
Deadline is Tue 28 February

Selection Panel
Rachel Fleming-Mulford is a curator with specialist expertise in visual arts commissioning, artist residencies, and the development and delivery of diverse public programmes. She has over a decade of experience working with organisations including Tate, Beaconsfield, Art in the Open, Freud Museum London, The Louise Bourgeois Studio and Modus Operandi. She has been a strategic advisor on major cross-disciplinary commissioning schemes for London, collaborating with the Greater London Authority, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Design for London, and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. Currently, she is Curator at Borough Road Gallery at London South Bank University and was Artist Mentor for SPACE from 2012 - 2015.

Larry Achiampong is an artist living and working in London. His solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity – in particular, dichotomies found within a world dominated by social media and digital frameworks. Achiampong has exhibited, performed and presented projects within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern, London; Hauptbahnhof (dOCUMENTA 13), Kassel; The British Film Institute, London; Modern Art Oxford, Oxford; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation, Accra; and The Mistake Room, Los Angeles. He recently presented his debut international solo show titled OPEN SEASON at Logan Center Exhibitions (Chicago).

Karen Davies is Artist Development Manager at SPACE. She delivers London Creative Network, a new professional development programme for artists and creative practitioners in London. 

Image by Dafna Talmor - recipient of Breathing SPACE bursary 2016