Funding | Rosy James Memorial Trust Award 2017


Applications are now open and will close at 4pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

Administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, worth £15,000, is now welcoming applications. This unique bursary aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by creating a new body of work which would otherwise have been unattainable without the funding award.

Established in 2014, the Award came about thanks to the generosity of Rosemary James (Rosy), a local pioneer and patron of the arts. Originally from Belfast, Rosy had a lifelong commitment to the arts and following her death in 2010, bequeathed over £500,000 to help artists and craft makers pursue their careers.

Previous recipients of the prestigious award include glass artist, Scott Benefield (2015) and silversmiths, Stuart Cairns (2014) and Cara Murphy (2016).

Who Can Apply?

  • Makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination in all types of working practice, who have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland for a minimum period of one year within the last five years.
  • Professionally engaged makers.

For information on how to apply visit: www.artscouncil-ni.org