Bursary and Backwater Artists Network Applications Now Open

Backwater Artists Group are committed to supporting emerging artists through our Bursary and Post Graduate Programmes. We have been providing these awards since 1990 and since then, over 100 artists have benefited.

Each year we provide graduates of the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) with one Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary and one Moving Image Bursary. We also facilitate two Backwater Studios Graduate Residency Awards (aka ‘Paint Store Bursaries’) awarded by CCAD. In 2022 we will also award an additional 4 graduates with one year membership of our Backwater Artists Network. Membership of our network creates opportunities for artists to share resources, develop their practice through peer-to-peer critique sessions, exclusive events, exhibitions, mentoring, access to curators and workshops.

For information and application details for the Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary, Moving Image Bursary and Backwater Artists Network click here.