The Edwin Easydorchik Travelling Scholarship

Closing date:

Community Foundation

The Edwin Easydorchik Travelling Scholarship offers an international travel bursary of £4,000 for visual artists under 30 years old.

The bursary will be awarded to an exceptional artist under 30 years old who can demonstrate a connection to the North East. Priority will be given to those under 25 and those born in the North East.

About the scholarship
Edwin John Easydorchik was born in Stannington, Northumberland, in 1949. After studying painting at Central School of Art and Design in London he was awarded the Sir James Knott Travelling Scholarship from the Royal College of Art, London. It allowed him to travel extensively in Italy. He returned to complete his Masters Degree at Newcastle University from 1973 to ‘75. Edwin has built a very successful career as an artist having had 18 solo exhibitions and 80+ group exhibitions. He lives in Sydney, Australia and has a second studio in Beijing, China. The travelling scholarship was key to his career and he now wants to make that possible for other North East artists.

Eligibility criteria
At least one scholarship of £4k will be awarded to an exceptional artist under 30 years old.
You must be able to demonstrate:

  • a connection to the North East;
  • that you were born or educated here, or that you now live here; and
  • your commitment to a career in the visual arts. This does not mean that you have to be a graduate, but the best proposals will evidence a commitment to practice, learning and progression.

Budget Bursary of £4,000

Deadline 15 June 2024

Philanthropy House Woodbine Road Gosforth Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1DD

Please complete the online application form and upload a supporting statement with details of where you would like to go, how it will impact on your practice and a well-researched budget.

Please also provide examples of your work, ideally as links (if files need to be sent separately, please use wetransfer) and at least one reference.

This scholarship will not fund UK travel. Decisions are made by a panel, including a former Sir James Knott trustee and an artist. Priority will be given to those under 25 and those who were born in the North East.

 

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