Funding Opportunity

Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award

Rosemary (Rosy) James died in 2010, having bequeathed over £500,000 to establish an annual bursary in her name to help artists, designers and makers to pursue their careers by developing a new body of work. ‘The Rosemary James Bursary’ will be administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the Rosemary James Trust. The value of the annual award is up to £15,000.

This unique award is directed at makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination. Such materials might include fired clay or glass; fine or base metals; textiles using any kinds of applications; wood; plastics; paper or other materials not included in this list, where the emphasis is based upon the transformation of materials through the use of sustained practice towards a series of critical outcomes.

It aims to assist makers to investigate and develop a body of work which would otherwise be unaffordable.

The period of the award will culminate in an exhibition of work on public display in Northern Ireland.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th January 2023 at 4pm

Who can apply?

Makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination in all types of working practice, who must

- Live in Northern Ireland; and

- Be at least 18 years old and not in secondary education.

- Employees of statutory bodies , undergraduates and postgraduates are eligible to apply but they must prove that the funds which they are applying for are costs which are not properly the concern of their employer and are not related to their work or academic study.