Nan Bursaries 2008: Artists’ New Collaborations

These Bursaries aim to enable two or more professional artists (or other professional collaborator) to spend time together to explore notions and issues around collaborative working and research the development of a specific project.

Artists with an existing interest in collaborative working who are permanently based in the UK. This bursary may be used for research time towards a larger grant application such as Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts.

• Students undertaking an undergraduate course.
• Artists within 24 months of graduation.
• Artists who have received a substantial research bursary or award from another source in the last 12 months.
• As the NAN initiative is largely made possible by subscribers to a-n, artists or artists’ groups where there are no subscribers to a-n are not eligible.
• Artists already applying for a NAN Re-View bursary in the same round
• Projects not involving artists

Award between £1,000- £2,000 to buy the artists’ time, at their chosen rate, to explore a collaborative project, including incidental travel or other expenses.

Total Bursary fund: £11,000

How to apply
Applications should take the form of a statement from each of the collaborators explaining:
• Why each would benefit from this opportunity
• Workplan for the project including elements within it, time-scale and budget.
• Possible outcomes
• CV for each of the collaborators
Please also send:
• Between 2-6 images in digital format suitable for email circulation (ie smaller than 1MB) that suitably represent the quality of the artists’ previous work
• Full contact details including telephone contact, email contact, postal details and website if available. Please note, full postal details including postcode are essential for the application to be considered
• A description of your project in 150 words
• Written reference from an arts professional who knows the artists’ work well enough to recommend them for this bursary.
• Completed NAN monitoring form
• Your full Bank details for payment purposes. These can be supplied separately by post if preferred.

Note that applications that do not include all the above information will not be considered.

Deadline 6pm Thu 28 Feb 2008

How applications are assessed:
The NAN initiative is led by an Artists’ advisory group, and all bursary applications are considered by members of this group, that may also within the assessment process from time to time seek advice from artists beyond this group.

Nan Bursaries 2008
The NAN Bursaries form part of a programme of work within the NAN initiative that aims overall to facilitate exchange, dialogue and collaboration amongst visual artists whatever their practice and location.

The NAN initiative is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, a-n The Artists Information Company and its subscribers.

Sending your application:
All bursary applications should be sent electronically to as
this facilitates circulation to the members of the Artists’ advisory group who undertake
the assessments.

Acknowledgment of applications and award of bursaries:
Please specify in your application if you would like its safe receipt to be acknowledged. No applications will be considered beyond the deadline. You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email within six weeks from each deadline. If you do not receive a response within six weeks, please email

If you have any queries on sending your application, contact
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Nan Bursaries 2008

What: Nan Bursaries 2008: Artists’ New Collaborations
Further Details:
- Visit the AN website
- Click here to download application pack
Deadline: 6pm Thu 28 Feb 2008
Who Can Apply: Artists with an existing interest in collaborative working who are permanently based in the UK