Shape and V&A to award 3 month residency to disabled artist

Shape ArtsShape, in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum and with support from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, are launching a new bursary for disabled artists and designers.

This year the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is available to disabled mid-career artists who have an interest or focus in inclusive design. Applicants may approach this residency as a problem-solving opportunity which seeks to identify, design and develop a creative solution to an issue that affects disabled people. Proposals which directly address the accessibility and inclusivity of an existing product or environment are welcomed.

The winning artist, as selected by a panel of industry specialists and representatives from the V&A and Shape, will be awarded £5,000 and a three-month residency in January 2015.


Further Information

For more information and to download an application pack please visit Shape’s website

Deadline for applications is 11th August, 12 noon.

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds, supports disabled artists by offering the opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery or cultural institution. This year Shape are collaborating with the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design to bring an exciting new twist to this unique and notable art award.

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