Axisweb Award: Research and Development Bursary  


Round 1: Now Closed

Stay Tuned - Next Round Pending!


About our Award

The Axisweb Research and Development Bursary seeks to support members in the evolution of ideas to support their artistic practice.

There will be three rounds of the R&D Bursary in 2020 supporting a total of six awards, two per round. Successful recipients each receive £500, access to advice and support from Axisweb staff / Trustees.


What we are looking for

We are looking for applications from artists  able to demonstrate a critical framework in approach and have a desire to challenge their practice. 

This is about your development and how our R&D Bursary can support and develop your ideas and ambition. You will have a clear idea of the type of research and development you need. This could include, but is not limited to: Attending a series of workshops or classes, self initiated residencies, meeting a specific artist, spending time in archives or visiting exhibitions.  

While we do not require a concrete outcome, we would like to share your experience with the rest of our members. Examples of documentation could include a short piece of reflective writing or photographs of your progression.


What the Award Offers

In Round 1, £500 each for two Axisweb members. 

Mentoring and advice from the Axisweb team / Trustees.

Promotion through our website and social media platforms.



In your application you must: 

  • Evidence a strong and consistent body of work and independent practice.  

  • Demonstrate how your proposal relates to the development of your artistic practice. (We are especially interested in why it is the right time for you receive this support. 

  • Be a member of Axisweb. To find out more click here.

We especially welcome applications from artists of diverse backgrounds. 

Applications are open to individuals and collaborative groups as long as all applicants are members.

Throughout 2020 we will be announcing additional Award Streams for our members. 


Help and Advice

Our email is [email protected] and telephone number is 01924 200502.


Members Only

Our series of Artist Awards supports our members in evolving new work, starting new projects and experimenting with new processes.

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