SPACEX Training Event Artists / Writers Bursaries

We are delighted to announce three micro-bursaries for artists, writers and community activists to attend a SPACEX training event and public forum on arts and the urban commons in Coventry on June 30th and July 1st 2022. 

We have two bursaries of £150 to support creative practitioners to attend the two-day Spacex training event at Coventry University’s Centre for Postdigital Cultures. Day 1 introduces ethnographic research, field research and participant observation methods and brings researchers that have been working with publics through participation and creative practices to share their work. Day 2 is entitled the Arts and the Urban Commons Forum and is held at the LTB showrooms. Artists, curators and scholars share their work and ideas around the city and culture’s role in living together empathetically.  The bursaries are available for CV-postcode applicants who are invested in processes of commoning, community and public art in their practice, or who would like to learn about these themes. 

We are also offering a writer’s bursary of £300 for an artist to attend the Arts and the urban commons forum on Friday 1st July, and to write a 1,000 word review of the event. The bursary recipient will receive mentoring / support from Mel Jordan (SPACEX / Partisan Social Club). We are interested in supporting a creative practitioner who wants to develop their art writing and/or critical writing. The bursaries are available for a CV-postcode applicant who may have interests in arts–led regeneration, contemporary art, public and socially–engaged art.

We are keen to receive applications from Black and Global Majority artists, those who identify as living with a disability, and creative people from backgrounds which are currently underrepresented in the arts.

Please note the LTB Showrooms venue does not have wheelchair access.

How to apply

Please complete this short application form for bursaries to attend the 2-day SPACEX event, or this form to apply for the critical writing bursary by 5pm 6 June 2022.

Any queries please email [email protected]

Read more about the SPACEX Training Event here


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