Artists’ bursaries announced
THIRTY-nine artists have received a total of £440,000 in bursaries of £5,000, £15,000 and £30,000 to support the ongoing development of their work through Creative Scotland’s Artists’ Bursaries programme.
The purpose of the Artists’ Bursaries programme is to provide artists and creative professionals with the time and resources to research and develop their work. Open to individuals at any stage in their career, these awards are made to artists that demonstrate a high level of quality, imagination and ambition in their work.
For the January 2014 deadline, Creative Scotland received almost 400 applications to the Artists’ Bursaries programme requesting in excess of £5 million. Thirty-nine awards totalling £440,000 were made within the budget available.
Award recipients receiving £30,000 are:
Duncan Campbell, artist, awarded £30,000 towards the research and development of an idea for a feature film and presentation of a composite production model.
Scott Myles, artist, awarded £30,000 to enable a two-year period of focused research and development that will reinvigorate thinking, develop new opportunities and lead to the production of ambitious large-scale artworks.
Frances Priest, artist, designer and maker, awarded £30,000 to provide a concentrated period of studio time and material resources to support the development of a significant new body of work.
Award recipients receiving £15,000 are:
Rob Churm, artist, awarded £15,000 to develop skills in animation and film in order to open up new directions in future work.
Ross Collins, artist and designer, awarded £15,000 to take time to re-evaluate work and to develop new directions and fresh opportunities.
Lotte Gertz, artist, awarded £15,000, to buy the time and materials required to explore new approaches to making work.
Nic Green, live artist and performance maker, awarded £15,000 to support the development of an ambitious new site-specific artwork examining waste and its associated systems.
Kathryn Hinton, jeweller and silversmith, awarded £15,000 to use digital processes and new technologies to create a new body of work that investigates the use of colour and materials in contemporary design.
Catriona Macdonald, musician, awarded £15,000 to research pre-1900 fiddle repertory from the Shetland Islands, and to use this as inspirational material for future creative collaborations, compositions, performances and publications.
Hector MacInnes, composer and songwriter, awarded £15,000 to undertake a period of research, reflection and composition to clearly define new themes and methods to support future practice.
Fred Morrison, musician and composer, awarded £15,000 to develop a new suite of pibrochs.
Donald S Murray, writer, awarded £15,000, to research and write a non-fiction book about the people, past and future of the herring trade.
Janet Paisley, writer, awarded £15,000 to buy time for a period of research and development leading to a new work of fiction, and to re-engage with the form of the novel.
Claire Pencak, choreographer and performer, awarded £15,000 to enable a sustained period of research to create new choreographic work in response to river habitats.
Roxane Permar – Susan Timmins, artists, awarded £15,000 to support the research and development of a new body of work addressing issues related to the Cold War that bridge both sides of the Iron Curtain, Scotland and Russia.
Donna Rutherford, artist and writer, awarded £15,000 to allow dedicated time to develop new writing in the form of a series of short stories that will be published and/or become part of new live performance pieces and/or used for radio broadcast.
Tommy Smith, musician, awarded £15,000 to enable the exploration of significant new directions in solo and collaborative work through reflection, research, experimentation, composition and performance.
Laura Spring, independent designer/maker, awarded £15,000 to provide time to experiment and pursue new ideas and processes that will lead to a new body of work.
Graeme Stephen, musician and composer, awarded £15,000 to enable an extended period of research that will culminate in the composition of a new work for guitar and the Zapp-4 Quartet.
Hanna Tuulikki, artist and composer, awarded £15,000 to research and develop a new body of work – Mnemonic Topographies – a series of site-specific compositions made in culturally and sonically resonant places in the Scottish lowlands, highlands and islands.
Award recipients receiving £5,000 are:
Raisah Ahmed / Iftekhar Gafar, film-makers, awarded £5,000 to develop a feature file that tells the story of three Scottish Asian women on a journey from Scotland to Pakistan by road in the present day.
Johnny Barrington, filmmaker, awarded £5,000 to research and develop two feature film scripts set in Aberdeenshire and Isle of Lewis.
Norman Bissell, writer, awarded £5,000 to support the development of a novel based on the last dramatic six years in the life of George Orwell in Scotland, England and France.
Claire Cunningham, performer, awarded £5,000 to provide research time to extend skills in performance and to explore new potential collaborations.
Lauren Gault, artist, awarded £5,000 to support a period of research and consolidation of practice that will inform future exhibitions, texts and performances.
Kevin Hutcheson, artist, awarded £5,000 to fund a period of studio and workshop time to inform the development of new work.
Niall Macdonald, artist, awarded £5,000, to have dedicated studio and development time to explore new approaches to making work.
Iain Finlay Macleod, writer, awarded £5,000, to spend time with artists who approach the creation of work from different viewpoints and to see how these approaches can inform the development of new work.
Gillebrìde MacMillan, singer, awarded £5,000 to spend time researching and learning the Gaelic songs held in the archives of Canna House, and developing ways to reintroduce these into the modern repertoire.
Sara Maitland, writer, awarded £5,000 to explore the desert landscape and traditions of the Bible and early Christian spirituality and also to investigate the present situation of Copts, particularly the new forms of monasticism.
Matthew Richardson, artist, awarded £5,000, to establish a deeper engagement with the processes of production and to have time in the studio to allow ideas to evolve naturally.
Kari Robertson, artist, awarded £5,000 to undertake a reworking of the 1970 Godard film – British Sounds – to examine contemporary conditions of labour and communication.
Jess Richards, writer, awarded £5,000 to provide focussed time to enable the research and development of a third novel that will include an ambitious invented setting and third person narration.
Paul Rous, performer and devisor, awarded £5,000, to support a period of research, reflection and studio rehearsal informed by a growing interest in theoretical physics.
Chrys Salt, writer, awarded £5,000 to provide focussed time to support the development of a new collection of poetry to be published in late 2014.
Jenna Watt, live artist and theatre maker, awarded £5,000 towards a period of research and exploration for a new work of Contemporary Theatre.
Rebecca Wilcox, artist, awarded £5,000, to develop a body of research involved with taking language and its entanglement with voice as material for new visual and audio work.
Sarah Wright, artist, awarded £5,000 to undertake a period of research and development within the studio that will form the basis of a new body of work.
Laura Yuile, artist, awarded £5,000 to enable a sustained period of studio-based reflection and experimentation as well as workshop based development of technical skill leading to the production of a new body of work.