SAOS Bursary Scheme
Each year we try to support new artists to take part in the open studios summer event by offering bursaries. Bursary winners will be eligible for free entry to the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Summer event 2018, worth £75, as well as free entry to one of our training courses. Artists will need to register as SAOS members in order to participate in these opportunities. (Annual membership is £45.) Please send a statement of your work and no more than two images to Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The extended bursary deadline is Tuesday 19th December 2017.
Last year our bursary winners were:
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.