In 2019, Mall Galleries and Foundation Derbyshire will be inviting FBA Futures alumni to be considered for the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award. This exciting biennial residency is an opportunity for a rising artist to produce and exhibit a body of new work inspired by Derbyshire’s landscape, heritage and people, under the broad theme: ‘Sense of Place’.
The successful artist will receive a bursary of £18,000, the use of a studio in Derby, a contribution to the cost of art materials, the opportunity to work on a community outreach project and a Teaching Fellowship at (and support and mentoring from) the University of Derby’s College of Arts.
During the nine-month residency in Derby (between October 2019 and June 2020), the artist will focus on producing new work for public exhibition, including solo exhibitions at Derby Museum and Art Gallery in late 2020 and, concurrently to FBA Futures, at Mall Galleries in 2021.
Applications will open to past exhibitors of FBA Futures between 31 January and 28 February 2019. To date, including FBA Futures 2019, over 175 artists from 39 art schools have exhibited across seven editions of the exhibition, all of whom will be eligible to win the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award.
The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award was established by Foundation Derbyshire in 1998 with the help of a legacy from the estate of the late Jonathan Vickers, a lifelong lover of fine arts.