With the SAA Bursary you can help more people discover that painting is much more than an enjoyable pastime, it can help them relax, make new friends, build their self confidence and give them a sense of achievement.
The bursary can be used in any way that helps people get the most from their art, whether through local art groups, schools, hospitals, hospices or retirement homes or any other group that already exists or is formed for the purpose. One main winner will receive up to £500 worth of art materials to enable them to teach and inspire others to paint, and further funds will be allocated to runners up.
Anyone can apply and you don't need previous teaching experience, you just have to show you can fill others with enthusiasm, inspiration and to help them learn to paint.
The winner will receive SAA Gold Membership for one year which will entitle them to third party civil liability under the SAA's insurance policy. They will also be asked to report back to the SAA about their project during the year to keep us up to date with all of the inspiring and valuable work they are doing.
The SAA Bursary is only open to SAA members, if you are not already a member, please call us on 0800 980 1123 and ask for membership details.
How to apply
If you think you might qualify for this year's bursary write to us and tell us how you would use £500 worth of painting materials to help more people enjoy painting. Please describe your project in some detail covering all of the points below:
- Describe how you will encourage people to start or continue painting and what you can help them achieve
- Illustrate your project in some detail, explaining what you hope to achieve and why you think you should be
given a bursary
- Tell us if you teach already and if so, what those you teach have to say about you
- Submit your application together with some examples of your work (do not send originals)
Entries must be in by 14th June 2013 and the awards will be decided in July 2013.