Throughout 2020 DAiSY is running a project called DAiSY:ReGrowth. We are aware that we are living in unusual times, which can sometimes feel uncertain and worrying. DAiSY’s response is to focus on the power of regrowth to put some positivity back into the world. 

We are offering two artists the opportunity to take part in the project through an ‘Emerging Artist Bursary’. Applicants can apply in a chosen area of either visual arts or creative writing. The bursary offer includes:

  • Three mentoring sessions from one of the arts practitioners taking part in the project (to be conducted remotely)
  • A cash sum of £350 to pay for materials and other expenses

We are looking for gifted, emerging artists who live, have a base, or work in Surrey, and who are keen for some support to progress their artistic development. 

Applicants who identify as disabled are encouraged to apply. 

Recipients are encouraged to create a piece of work as part of the bursary. This work will be exhibited online alongside the other work created as part of the DAiSY:ReGrowth project. 

If you wish to apply please complete the short application form downloadable here:

ReGrowth Bursary Application Form (196 downloads)

ReGrowth Bursary Callout (147 downloads)

If you prefer, record a video (no longer than 5 minutes).

Applications should be sent to


The deadline for applying is 9am Monday 14th September 2020, with successful applicants being contacted by the end of that week. 

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