The Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open for submissions

New Walsall Art Gallery, photographed by Craig HolmesThis year’s successful recipient will be awarded £5,000 and a three-month residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall in January 2016.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work. Previous residencies have been hosted by the V&ACamden Arts Centre and Spike Island, Bristol.
World-renowned sculptor Sir Antony Gormley (RA), patron of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, commented:
‘Adam was inspirational as an artist and a man - seeing his disability as a strength. This bursary is the most practical and powerful way to continue doing what Adam did to make the possible palpable.’

The 2014 /15 Bursary recipient, Canadian artist Carmen Papalia commented:

This model for support is not only difficult to come by given the current cultural landscape, it is exactly the sort of action necessary in healing the gap between disability and contemporary art.'

Submissions deadline: Monday 27 July 2015 at 12 noon

To download an application pack please click on the links below - please note you must include the monitoring form with your application.

Information pack

Application form

Diversity monitoring form

For more information about this opportunity, please contact us via: or 0207 424 7330 (voice).

For press information, interviews, or images, please contact: James Monteith via or 020 7424 7330 (voice)

Banner image features Carmen Paplia's Mobility Device, photographed by Adriana Salazar 

For more information about Carmen's work click here

Inset image is the New Walsall Art Gallery photographed by Craig Holmes