Stellar Quines are offering a new talent development opportunity that aims to excite and inspire artists by encouraging ambition, bravery and experimentation in your creative enquiry. We are offering at least five artists seed funding to develop a new work in any artform that responds to different themes and provocations.

The project title, Make Do & Mend, is derived from a World War II pamphlet that encouraged women to be frugal and stylish. We are offering this fund to see what artists can achieve with limited resources – a contemporary take on the wartime slogan.

This year there are two provocations to respond to, each offering very different outcomes:

Applications will only be accepted for one project.

The projects are open to applications from individual artists or companies be that emerging or mid-career, who identify as any gender. 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. 

Equalities Diversity and Inclusivity sits at the heart of Stellar Quine’s core values, as our ambitions to inspire excellence in women & girls are embraced by the organisation on every level. While women and girls remain our over-arching focus, Race/Ethnicity and Pregnancy & Maternity serve as cross cutting themes.

If you have any questions or require support in making your application, please contact Erin,

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