Travelling bursary for young artists, under 25 years old, to enhance their practice by travelling out of the UK

  • Grant Range: £3,000 bursary
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 7th December, 2018
  • Apply Online

Applicants must provide examples of their work, two references and outline their plans for traveling with a clear budget.

Applicants will need to complete a monitoring report including evidence of travel and a detailed report (it is suggested a detailed diary be kept).

Priority will be given to those who plan to travel overseas for 3 months and who have already got some funding in place.

This scholarship will not fund UK travel.

Why was it established?

Edwin John Easydorchik was born in Stannington, Northumberland, in 1949. After studying painting at Central School of Art and Design in London he was awarded the Sir James Knott Travelling Scholarship from the Royal College of Art, London. It allowed him to travel extensively in Italy. He returned to complete his Masters Degree at Newcastle University from 1973 to ‘75.

Edwin has built a very successful career as an artist having had 18 solo exhibitions and 80+ group exhibitions. He lives in Sydney, Australia and has a second studio in Beijing, China. The travelling scholarship and the opportunities he has had to travel was key to his career and he now wants to make that possible for young artists born in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. 

How does it work?

The Scholarship is an investment in our endowment fund.  An annual scholarship is made from the income generated to an application to travel to enhance their artistic practice. A report about their travels and any work they made is required within two months of return home.

Who benefits?

An annual scholarship of £3k will be awarded to a young artist under 25 years old. They do not need to be living in the North East but, must provide evidence that they were born in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear or County Durham.

Applicants must provide examples of their work, two references and outline their plans for traveling with a clear budget.

Applicants will need to complete a monitoring report including evidence of travel and a detailed report (it is suggested a detailed diary be kept).

Priority will be given to those who plan to travel overseas for 3 months and who have already got some funding in place.

This scholarship will not fund UK travel.

How are decisions made?

An advisory panel led by Fund manager, Ellie Turner, will meet annually.

How can an application be made?

Individuals must apply using a unique form via our website for this fund.

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