Creative Practitioner Bursary Programme – Open for applications – closing 22 Mar

Support for creative individuals:

A key priority in the cultural strategy is to build the capacity of our creative sector as we develop our year of culture in 2023 and beyond. This Creative Practitioner Bursary Programme is a vital part of this development. We will directly invest in professional development of 10 freelance creative practitioners.  Each creative practitioner will be awarded a £10,000 bursary for 2021 to develop their practice and potentially shape an ambitious creative project of scale as part of the 2023 programme. A minimum of five of these bursaries will go to music-based creative practitioners as part of our development programme for UNESCO City of Music designation later in 2021.  The remaining five bursaries will be allocated to creative practitioners working in all other artform areas – consideration will be given to all areas of cultural and creative expression. 

 Deadline:  12noon, Monday 22nd March 2021

  • To receive an application form & guidance notes: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk
  • Please reference A City Imagining Cultural Strategy in your application – click here to download a copy
  • A virtual information session for Creative Practitioner Bursaries will be held via Microsoft Teams on Monday 1stMarch at 3:30pm – 4:30pm: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk
  • Following this information session we will be offering one-to-one guidance for creative practitioners via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 11th, Friday 12thMarch and Monday 15thMarch: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk to register (these will be 45 min slots, allocated on a first come first served basis – if you aren’t available on these dates let us know and we will try and accommodate you on another date)
  • Please put the title Creative Practitioner Bursary in the subject of your emails

 Deadline fo applications is:  12noon, Monday 22nd March 2021

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