[NOW CLOSED] Opportunity: 10 bursaries to attend the Cultural Adaptations conference
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Are you an embedded artist working in a non-arts context? Is your creative practice focused around climate change and climate change adaptation?

The Cultural Adaptations conference, taking place online from 2-5 March 2021, will provide artists with some unique opportunities for professional development and networking over four afternoons (12pm-5.30pm GMT) of interactive and practical sessions showcasing innovative and creative approaches to solving complex climate challenges.

Read more about the Cultural Adaptations conference and programme.

10 bursaries available

We are offering 10 professional artists/creative practitioners with an interest in working in different sectors to achieve social/political change the opportunity to be supported to attend and participate in the conference through a small bursary programme.

The bursaries are €300 each and we feel they are particularly relevant for creative practitioners working as ‘embedded artists’ in non-arts contexts, or those leading or participating in projects on climate change and climate change adaptation.

Widening EU participation

The Cultural Adaptations partner organisations are keen to embrace the opportunity provided by the coronavirus pandemic to extend the reach of the project and its outputs and to widen participation in the conference to EU countries and regions outside of North-West Europe.

Thus, the bursary programme is open only to practitioners in European regions with a GDP per capita under 75% of the EU average. Broadly speaking this includes Eastern European countries and some regions of Portugal, Italy and the UK (see ‘Eligibility’ below for more details).

Guest blog opportunity

Following the conference, bursary recipients are invited to submit a guest blog for publication on the Cultural Adaptations website about their own creative practice and reflecting on their experiences of the conference.

NB: This is not a condition of the bursary; artists are not required to write a guest blog unless they wish to.


  • You must be a freelance artist or creative practitioner (e.g. performing arts, fine arts, film, TV, music, interdisciplinary arts). NB: this opportunity is intended for professional practitioners, and those currently in full-time education are not eligible.
  • You must be living in one of the European regions with a GDP per capita under 75% of the EU average (dark orange/red areas on this map).
  • You must attend at least six sessions of the conference (over the four days of its duration). All sessions are conducted in English.


  1. The bursaries will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  2. We will open the form for applications at 9am GMT on Friday 12 February 2021.
  3. We will close the form once the maximum number of eligible applications has been reached and notify the successful applicants the following week.
  4. We will issue free tickets to attend the conference to the successful applicants and a bursary agreement which collects bank details for payment of the bursary.
  5. Following the conference, and upon receipt of an invoice, we will pay the bursary of €300 (including tax) by 31 March 2021.
  6. Optional guest blog will be published in March 2021.

This opportunity is offered as part of Cultural Adaptations: an action research project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funded by the Scottish Government.

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This bursary programme is managed in accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation. Your information will be stored according to Creative Carbon Scotland’s Data Protection Policy. Creative Carbon Scotland is the lead partner for Cultural Adaptations. You may contact us at any time to find out what personal information we hold on you and to update it. For all contact purposes, please use info@creativecarbonscotland.com.

This opportunity has now closed.

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