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Horizon’s Artist Bursary has been created to support the development of 8 artists and/or creative producers with less than 10 years professional experience, and limited or no international experience working in the field of live performance. 

Horizon Bursary Artists will be funded to attend the Horizon showcase in Edinburgh in August 2022 and will engage in Horizon’s programme, including attending performances, participating in bespoke workshops, and taking part in networking opportunities.

The 2022 Horizon Artist Bursary is open to the following artists:

• artists or creative producers who identify as disabled / D/deaf /neurodivergent / with a long-term health issue or who experience energy limiting chronic illness

• artists who identify as coming from a low socio economic / low income background.

*NB we are aware that language is in flux and many different people choose to use many different terms. We are open to reflecting terms you wish to use

Deadlines for applications: Midnight on Monday 30th May

Click below to download the Application Information & Guidance document.

We advise you read this thoroughly before beginning your application.

Accessible formats (BSL, Audio and Easy Read) are available

Image: as british as a watermelon, mandla rae
Photo credit: Benjamin Liddell

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The Selection Process

In order to take a more inclusive approach to our selection process for this opportunity and to decrease the labour involved in completing a lengthy application form, we will be making the selection using a Random Number Generator. 

Artist Bursary Application Guidance (PDF)

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Artist Bursary Application Guidance (EASY READ)

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Artist Bursary Application Guidance (Audio Version)

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BSL format

Artist Bursary Application Guidance (BSL)