Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Visiting Artist Fellowship 2021

We are seeking expressions of interest for the first round of our Visiting Artist Fellowship programme

 These fellowships will bring artists and creative practitioners who want to engage in social and ethical aspects of health and medicine into our vibrant community of social science and humanities researchers addressing a range of topics relevant to medicine, health and society. 


This first round of the Visiting Arts Fellowship programme focuses on performance arts. The Fellowship will be a yearly programme and the next two rounds, and their artistic focus, will be announced in due course.


The Fellowship offers up to £20,000 alongside expertise and support to work on a project with a societal and health-related dimension. For more information about what we can offer, what we are looking for and how to apply, please see the word document below. The access rider form is also below. If you require either of these documents in an alternative format, such as large print or a coloured background, please contact stephanie.sinclair@ed.ac.uk.


The deadline for applications is 13th November 2020.



How much time will the CBSS team have for engagement with the project? We are really keen to collaborate with the Arstist Fellow and are happy, for example, to be interviewed by them, to take part in a workshop, to invite them to all our seminars and events and to work together on new collaborative ideas.

Would it be possible to use any university premises as a venue for performance? Our Centre does not have a performance or public space and we cannot guarantee the use of any other university premises. However we are happy to help the Fellow to look for a space should this be needed.

Do images or links to previous work need to be included within the two pages of the proposal document? Links can appear in the proposal document. Images can appear as an appendix but the proposal should not be more than two pages of text. 

Are collaborative projects eligible to apply? Yes. Although please note that in this case the funding would need to be split and the budget submitted should reflect this.


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