Artist Opportunity - Lucky Dip Bursary Scheme 2022

We’re pleased to announce sub­mis­sions for the Lucky Dip Bur­sary Scheme 2022 are now open.

The Brief

After a successful launch in 2021 having supported nine Southampton-based artists, ‘a space’ arts is delighted to be continuing the Lucky Dip Bursary Scheme, which will offer ten artists in the SO postcode £500 to fund the creation of a new artwork or activity, and provide crucial financial support following an extremely challenging period for artists.

The application process will be light-touch and proposals will not be assessed. The bursaries will be awarded to artists through a lottery selection, with this experimental new approach seeking to proactively remove barriers around application and selection processes. As part of ‘a space’ arts is commitment to becoming an anti-racist organisation, five of the Lucky Dip Bursaries will be offered to global majority* artists.

You can download the full brief here

How to apply:

To add your name to the lucky dip, please email the following to Mia Delve at by Monday 24th January 2022 at 9am.

If you require this application form in an alternative format please email or phone the ‘a space’ arts office on 02380 338 778.

* Please note, applications will not be assessed but they will be vetted to assure proposals are not racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic or offensive in any way.

*The Lucky Dip bursary scheme is only open to artists aged 18+.

*A note about terminology:

In this document we have used the term global majority. This term is intended to be inclusive and inoffensive but we acknowledge that language is fluid and always evolving. As an organisation, we have joined the movement to reject BAME because it is a state-manufactured term which flattens and depoliticises the global solidarity between people with a lived experience of anti-racism, as well as being recognised only in the United Kingdom.