Stellar Quines have created a new talent development opportunity that aims to excite and inspire artists by encouraging ambition, bravery and experimentation in your creative enquiry. We have awarded eight artists seed funding to develop a new work 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. This fund exists to see what artists can achieve with limited resources – a contemporary take on the wartime slogan.


This year we had two provocations, one in response to women’s rights and another in partnership with Terra Incognita, in response to activism. The 2018 awardees are:

Make Do & Mend‘How have the rights of women changed since 1918 and what does the future hold?’

Mini Make Do & Mend in partnership with Glasgow based Terra Incognita:‘Campaigning women over the last century – what next?’


Press Release Make Do & Mend Projects Announcement

All creative teams for each Make Do & Mend project engage a minimum of 70% woman identifying participants which reflects our own commitent to gender balance.

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.

Mini Make Do & Mend is in partnership with Terra Incognita.