Applications for State of the Arts artists' bursaries are now closed.

A meeting for artists who have received a bursary will be taking place at Arts Council England office, Manchester from 3 - 4pm on Monday 13 January.

In order to ensure that artists' voices are fully represented, the Arts Council is pleased to announce that it will offer 50 bursaries for artists to attend State of the Arts 2012. Each bursary will cover the cost of UK travel, one night's accommodation and free attendance at all conference events.

Who can apply

  • you must be an artist working professionally from a base in England
  • you should not be a student currently in full or part-time education
  • artists from all disciplines can apply. We plan to select a broad mix of artists in relation to geography, artform, gender, age, cultural background and career stage

Artistic directors and other full-time employees of Arts Council regularly funded organisations or future National portfolio organisations are not eligible to apply.

Information for applicants

We will let you know whether you have been successful by 13 January 2012. If you have not heard from us by this date please assume that you have not been awarded a bursary on this occasion. 

Decisions will be made on the basis of ensuring as broad a representation as possible within our budget. Unfortunately we are unlikely to be able to provide all applicants with a bursary. Please do not view a negative response as an indication that we do not value your work.