Professional artists with an emerging arts and health practice are invited to apply for the artsandhealth.ie artist bursary 2022 to reflect on their practice.
The artist bursary was first introduced in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and curtailment of arts programming in health settings. Artists continue to show great resolve and imagination in developing arts experiences for healthcare communities at a time when in-person engagement is often still not possible.
Early-career artists working in healthcare contexts are not always afforded the same opportunities to reflect on and interrogate their practice as their more experienced peers. This new bursary is purposely designed to provide early-career artists with the headspace for reflective enquiry as they develop and shape their arts and health practice.
The bursary is open to individual early-career artists working in any artform within the field of arts and health practice in the Republic of Ireland.
The bursary awardee will share learning arising from the bursary with the wider arts and health community via artsandhealth.ie. How this learning is presented is at the discretion of the selected artist.
One bursary award of €2000 will be offered to the successful applicant.
For further information and to download the application form see https://www.artsandhealth.ie/2022/04/28/arts-health-bursaries-2022-documentation-bursary-and-emerging-artist-bursary/
artsandhealth.ie is the national website for arts and health in Ireland, managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The artsandhealth.ie emerging artist bursary 2022 is funded by the HSE and the Arts Council.
For the purposes of this bursary, early-career artist is defined as an artist of any age who is at an early stage of establishing an arts and health practice. Eligible artists must have some experience of delivering arts initiatives for healthcare communities; must identify, and be recognised by their peers, as professional practicing artists; and must indicate their commitment to developing an arts and health practice in their application.