The Travel Bursary was set up in memory of Joanna Drew, who died in 2003. Joanna was a champion of modern and contemporary art throughout her long and distinguished career. At the Arts Council and as Director of the Hayward Gallery she organised many remarkable exhibitions and was a great supporter of artists, curators and writers. She believed that travel abroad was a crucial aspect of training and preparation for those intending to work in museums and galleries.
The Joanna Drew Travel Bursary is administered by the Elephant Trust, of which Joanna was a founder member.
£2,500 is available annually for a visual arts project involving travel. Sometimes this is awarded as a single grant, sometimes two smaller grants. The timing of the actual travel is up to the recipient or recipients of the bursary.
Applicants should send a description of their proposed project, explaining why it is important for the development of their work or career, together with a c.v., a budget and a letter of support from an independent referee, to be submitted through Submittable.
The successful applicant will be expected to write a short report at the end of their project. The Joanna Drew Travel Bursary is open to UK-based artists, curators and researchers working in the visual arts. It is not open to students.
The application date for the next Joanna Drew Travel Bursary will be announced on this website in Spring 2022.
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