PANIC! Promoting an Artists' Network in the Crisis
Led by artists, curators, organisations and individuals in Leeds City Region, PANIC! work to create an artists' network in Leeds. Collectively, the network offers benefits through; platforming activities, sharing information, offering mentoring support and bursaries for practising artists.
The PANIC! Steering Group is made up of seven artist members, three artist advisors and The Tetley Team. Find out about the group here. They distribute the bursaries and advise, assist and promote the PANIC! Network and activity.
Presenting the Artwork of Our First Four Bursary Recipients
PANIC! is delighted to present here the artwork of our first four bursary recipients.
The artists, all based in Leeds City Region, were awarded bursaries of either £1,000 or £5,000 to support the making of a new contemporary visual artwork or project.
The resulting artworks help us think through the psychological, social and cultural conditions we face today.
Discover the work of artists alabamathirteen, Thahmina Begum, Kevin Devonport and Hannah Lawless.View the Work Here
Announcing Our Second Round of Bursary Recipients
PANIC! Promoting an Artists' Network in the Crisis announces six artists in Leeds City Region who have received £5,000 and £1,000 bursaries to support the making of a new contemporary visual artwork or project.
PANIC! Steering Group are proud to announce that the artist bursary recipients are:
For the £1,000 bursaries:
Abdullah Adekola, Dave Peel, Emily Ryalls and Tammy Tsang
For the £5,000 bursaries:
Nikta Mohammadi and Tora Hed
Discover the Artists
PANIC! will invite artists and groups to apply for bursaries to fund work that engages with the the conditions, experiences, pressures and possibilities of the psychological, social, cultural transformation of our lives, in the wake of the 2020 pandemic.
How to Join PANIC!
Sign up to the PANIC! Artists' Network mailing list to receive updates
Apply for bursaries
Join our activity: upcoming talks and activities being planned by Steering Group
Share opportunities, activity, research and learning with us to share throughout PANIC! Artists' Network
To create a network of artists living or working in the Leeds City Region
To 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 the available funds through six bursaries, and ten smaller grants for artistic projects that address the specific nature of the world crisis in the wake of the 2020 pandemic in supporting artists to make new work that explores the conditions, experiences, pressures and possibilities of enforced digital sociability and the related phenomenological, psychological, social, cultural transformation of our lives.
To critically engage and address the entanglements of the axes of power: race, class, disability, gender, sexuality and the complex experiences of situated, self-reflexive diversity among the creative communities of Leeds.
To share, activate and action the research that has been done on the role and significance of artist-led and artist-based initiatives in the creation and sustaining of visual arts in cities.