Older Artists’ Bursaries 2021

Luminate is delighted to announce a programme of bursaries for artists aged 50 or over who are in the early stages of a new artistic career.

Each bursary will be between £500 and £1,200, and can be used to support your artistic development. A total fund of £12,500 is available.

All applications must be received by midday on Monday 15th November, and all applicants will be notified of the result of their application by Friday 10th December.

Weaving Quipu. Created by The Collab-Connected

Photo: Barbara Gardner-Rowell

About the bursaries

This is an opportunity for older artists to define their own artistic development needs and be supported to meet them. Bursaries can support you to learn new skills, undertake mentoring, coaching or professional training, or travel – in the UK or further afield – to build networks or attend conferences. These are only examples, and there may be other areas you’d like to explore.

How to apply

Please download and read through the brief, which has all the information you’ll need about the bursaries and details of how to apply. You can find this at the bottom of the page.