Helping students from marginalized backgrounds get ready for graduation and pursue career opportunities that span technology and the arts.
The Supporting Act Foundation provides 10 creative bursary grants of €10,000 for undergraduate students pursuing a career at the intersection of arts and technology who are currently experiencing any form of financial hardship, and who self-identify as coming from underrepresented or marginalised backgrounds. This first pilot will only be available for students based in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy.
This grant program is built on insights collected through extensive research on the challenges that emerging artists are facing in Europe and aims to address the areas on which the foundation is focused: reducing precarity, fighting discrimination, and addressing vulnerability. They are using an intersectional lens to prioritise supporting people who are underrepresented in the creative and cultural sector and have fewer opportunities to fulfil their creative potential.
They will provide an unrestricted creative bursary of €10,000 for ten undergraduate art students intended to help cover tuition fees, living costs, materials, and other related costs in the final year of their studies.
The applications will be assessed by an independent jury of artists and specialists on the basis of financial need and the social relevance of the work and approach of the applicant.
Who should consider applying?
• Students in the final year (2022-23) of any kind of undergraduate course who are pursuing a career at the intersection of arts and technology
• Who are based in UK, NL, ES, FR, IT, DE
• Who self-identify as coming from underrepresented or marginalised groups
• Who are experiencing any form of financial hardship
Applications close on 19 September 2022 (at 12PM CET) or until they reach 500 submissions