We are excited to announce our latest round of Make Do & Mend seed funding, in collaboration with Bijli Productions.
The aim of this collaboration is to offer a unique opportunity for artists to create something amazing that they would not otherwise have the chance to develop. Working together, Stellar Quines and Bijli Productions are creating a space for artists to bring a new idea to life and challenge themselves as artists.
This round of Make Do & Mend invites artists to submit proposals for ideas responding to the theme of ‘thrive’. In this moment of unprecedented times, this theme moves beyond resilience, and explores what it is to dream, to thrive.
What amazing ideas could you develop on this theme? As an artist, what do you need in your practice to thrive or is there something new you would like to experiment with? Do you have an inquiry or a story to tell exploring transformational moments or a moment to thrive?
There is a maximum fund of £2,000 available per successful proposal (the fund is £9,000 in total). There is also an additional fund of £1,000 to contribute towards access costs across the programme of supported artists. Stellar Quines and Bijli Productions will work as curators for the selected projects, helping each to find the right way of sharing its outcomes.
This opportunity is open to applications from individual artists, companies or collectives, be they emergent or mid-career, who identify as any gender. We encourage applications from artists who identify as D/deaf and disabled. The lead artist(s) must identify as being from the African diaspora, Latinx, the East Asian diaspora, from the South East Asian Diaspora, from the South Asian Diaspora, West Asian (includes Middle East) Diaspora, Indigenous people, bi-racial/ mixed heritage, or who also self-identify as a Person of Colour or Black, we may use BIPOC+ to refer to people from these identities. We do ask that when engaging a creative team, you are mindful of gender balance and reflect our own commitment to working with a minimum of 70% woman identifying participants.
The deadline is Tuesday 8 December. Applications are open now!
Visit our Make Do & Mend page for more information on this opportunity and how to apply.
We will be hosting two Make Do & Mend surgery days online via zoom as an opportunity to talk through any questions you might have about your application:
- Surgery day 1 – Thursday 29 October at 2-6pm
- Surgery day 2 – Friday 27 November at 2-6pm