Liverpool Biennial 2021 and a-n The Artists Information Company join forces to announce five new support and research bursaries for artists across the UK.

As part of a shared commitment to supporting UK artists, Liverpool Biennial, a-n The Artists Information Company and Open Culture are joining forces to offer five successful applicants a research and support bursary of £1500 each.

Applications are open to a-n community members at any stage of their artistic career, with production expected to run between March – June 2021, coinciding with the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial.

LB x a-n Artist Bursaries have been created to support activity which aids professional development of artistic careers and practices, in particular the growth of new skills, knowledge and networks.

Sam Lackey, Interim Director of Liverpool Biennial, said:

Artists are at the heart of the Liverpool Biennial; over the past twenty-two years we have championed established and emerging artists from all over the world. We are delighted to be partnering with a-n to produce the LB x a-n Artist Bursaries, enabling artists to build on their practices and create new relationships as well as connecting artists across the UK with the city of Liverpool, opening up the potential for future discourse and collaboration. As we enter 2021 with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, there could not be a more vital time to support and nurture artists with professional development and the opportunity to share their ideas with the public at the 11th edition of the Liverpool Biennial.

Julie Lomax, Chief Executive Officer of a-n, said:

This exciting partnership takes place during a-n’s 40th anniversary year and we are delighted to be teaming up with renowned Liverpool Biennial to announce the LB x a-n Artist Bursaries. As the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK, a-n advocates for the value of visual artists and their work. In what is expected to be another challenging year as the UK leaves the EU and continues to battle Covid-19, we are committed to supporting and empowering artists to further their artistic practice and careers. We look forward to seeing the work this important new opportunity generates.

Further information and application guidance can be found here

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday 12 February 2021.

To directly apply to LB x a-n Artist Bursaries visit: