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PANIC! £5,000 and £1,000 Bursary Call-out

PANIC! invites artists to submit applications for six bursaries of £5,000 and ten bursaries of £1,000 to support the making of new work responding to our present situation. There will be three rounds of submissions throughout the year.

Selected artists will work with the PANIC! Curator and Digital Producer at The Tetley to deliver their proposed artwork as outlined in the bursary application and present the new work through the PANIC! network online through The Tetley's website.

The bursaries are available to artists based in the Leeds City Region to create new contemporary visual artwork in any media or form/s; moving image, book, print, painting, sculpture, performance, sound, etc. It does not need to be digital work – but we will support you and the process to present these on an online digital platform.

Support and Access

We are committed to making our opportunities accessible to all and supporting those facing barriers to apply. This includes support for disabled, learning disabled and neurodivergent artists. We accept applications in multiple formats: PDF, word, video or audio file. See the application guidance as word document, PDF, audio, large print and easy read formats.

We will also work with each selected artist on an access 'rider' document in order to outline and address any disability access needs.

Please contact Georgia, PANIC! Curator at The Tetley, programme@thetetley.org by 9am 1st March if you want or require any additional support to enable you to put your application together, or if you have any further questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply as an artist collective?

Yes, although please be mindful that all artists need fair pay to reflect the workload and proposal outlined. Can I apply for both bursaries? Yes, but not at the same time.

If unsuccessful, can I resubmit in a later round?

Yes, you are able to re-submit for future rounds having received application feedback.

Will I receive feedback on my proposal?

Yes, feedback will be available in the format you would like to recieve it.

Is there other PANIC activity and opportunities to get involved?

Yes, following this round 1 call-out for £5,000 and £1,000 bursaries, there will also be events, activities and other other bursary opportunities throughout the year.

Who is PANIC! for?

Beneficiaries include artists, curators, artist-led and visual art organisations based in Leeds City Region, by creating a network of artists living or working in the area.

PANIC! will offer opportunities for members to attend network events, such as talks, mentoring sessions and crits, with invited artists, curators, dealers, writers and others. To distribute bursary grants. To share, activate and action the research of artist-led and artist-based initiatives in the creation and sustaining of visual arts in cities.

How does PANIC! fit into other Artist Development opportunities at The Tetley?

PANIC! will also offer other mentoring, activity and development opportunities for artists. Click here to sign up to the PANIC! Mailing list. The Tetley's Associate Artists' Programme (TAAP) is a year-long programme of mentoring and development for four practitioners. This is still running separately to PANIC!

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