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Feeney Fellows 2018

Feeney Fellows 2017
Feeney Fellows 2016

Feeney Fellows 2015

Feeney Fellows 2014

Feeney Fellows 2013

Apply for a Feeney Fellowship

Trustees offer each year two Feeney Fellowships with bursaries of up to £3,000 to provide opportunities for Birmingham-based arts practitioners to broaden their expertise and develop their careers.

Applicants will be expected to have had a minimum of three years professional practice in their field.

Applicants are required to submit a proposal in writing by email, showing how the award of a Fellowship will be of benefit to them in their further career development. 

The proposal should allow exposure to new, outside influences and/or expertise (even if within their own studio), rather than simply giving time for the applicant to develop a new body of work.

Fellowships will not be awarded to support higher education or business start-ups.

The proposal, together with a budget and an up-to-date CV and the names and addresses of two relevant referees, must be received by the Trust Secretary by email not later than 30 September annually.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a panel made up of Feeney Trustees who will make awards based on their judgment of the likely value of the proposal to the individual and of its contribution to the development of the arts in Birmingham.

The first Fellowships were awarded in 2013.


Bursaries should normally be completed within one year of the award.

Feeney Fellows will be required to write a full report on their project, and to agree that their report can be published on the Feeney website, and elsewhere.

Awards will be disbursed in two tranches, with a final £100 held back until the report has been received.



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