Posted on June 4, 2019

Artist Bursary Scheme – Cultural City Conference

We appreciate the value of artists’ voices and want them to be included in our conversations in a meaningful way. We also understand that for many artists taking time out to attend a conference is difficult. It is tricky to take a day away from work, and if you aren’t working you aren’t earning.

That’s why we are offering 10 local artists the opportunity to get paid to join the conversation and attend the conference.

We consider artists to be anyone ‘creating’ for a living, including painters, dancers, sculptors, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers. If you are living and or working within Southampton and want to be part of the cultural conversation then apply today.

Nazneen Ahmed – Cultural City Conference 2018

In return we simply ask you to attend all events and play an active part in the discussion during the event. If you would like to write a blog, live tweet or create a visual/physical output from the event as well then let us know in your application.

Each artist we select will be awarded £100 and VIP delegate passes.

Hazel Pitre – Cultural City Conference 2018

To apply for a place please email with your CV and one-page statement/visual – telling us why you want to attend the conference and what Southampton means to your practice.

Deadline for applications: noon on Monday 17th June

Please spread the word about this opportunity and share within your networks to help us reach as wide an audience as possible. 


Cultural City Conference 2019 – Event Details

Date: 28 June 2019

Time: 9.30am-7.30pm

Location: Nuffield Southampton Theatres, The Spark, Solent Conference Centre and Solent Showcase Gallery