SAOS Bursary Scheme
Each year the SAOS Bursary scheme helps artists new to SAOS to take part in Summer Open Studios. This includes free entry to the Summer Open Studios 2017 event and free entry to one of our training courses. If you are interested in applying for a bursary you will need to send a short description of your artistic practice and what it would mean to you to receive a SAOS bursary, together with two high resolution images of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Thursday 5th January 2017.
Please note this offer is only open to SAOS members.
This year our bursary winners are:
I have been an artist all my working life. I now have advanced MS and am in a wheelchair but am still working in my studio. The bursary means I can share the results of what I do with other people.
Creative Response are delighted to have been offered a bursary to take part in the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios in 2016. The staff, volunteers and participants are really excited to be showing their work and reaching a wider audience. The publicity and support allows Creative Response as a charity to promote and encourage the exhibiting of work, which often is for the first time for participants. To be included with other artists across Surrey will be a real boost to the exhibiting artists.
I am really pleased that I was awarded the SAOS bursary because it is just the boost I needed to start producing a new body of work. I have recently moved to the area and so hope it will help me network and raise my profile, as well as meet other local artists.
The workshops are also a great idea and I look forward to furthering my professional development.
I’m especially pleased with this bursary because much of my art is inspired
by life on my narrowboat on the Basingstoke Canal, and 2016 will see Woking Festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of both the Canal Society and the Historic Narrowboat Club, whose members will be bringing their beautiful old working narrowboats, from around the country, to Surrey’s Canal.
I feel further encouraged in my art, and glad to give some much deserved exposure to this Canal and all the enthusiastic people who have worked so hard and for so long for it.