Time to Stare Bursary

Residential bursaries for small to medium sized arts companies, individual practitioners and arts partnerships seeking to develop the first stage of a new work  

Supported by Arts Council England, B&R Productions have developed the residential Time To Stare Bursary Programme at The Studio in rural Three Oaks, East Sussex in response to the need for small and medium sized companies and arts partnerships to have time away from the daily demands of management and delivery, time to walk, think and dream, to generate and explore new ways of working, to take stock, develop ideas and strategy and equip themselves with the wherewithal to thrive in increasingly challenging circumstances, making work that reflects not only how we are now but how we will be and how we adapt to the demands of a rapidly developing world.


B&R Productions are inviting applications for the second Time To Stare residential bursary for small to medium size arts organisations and individual practitioners to support development of new work or company strategy.

Closing date June 7th 2019.

How to Apply

Please read our guidance notes and frequently asked questions then download and fill in the application form here.

Please send your completed application form to info@bandrproductions.co.uk by 12.00pm on Friday 7 June 2019.

Six applicants will be shortlisted for the selection panel, which meets on 11 July and we will announce the result on 15th July 2019.

Earlier this year, Artist Engineer, Diana Scarborough, our first Time To Stare bursary recipient used her residency to develop Sounds of Space, a project she is working on with the British Antarctic Survey.

Diana was joined by a number of creative collaborators, all of whom embraced the opportunity to spend dedicated time exploring ideas and techniques.

Diana Scarborough and collaborators at The Studio during her Time To Stare Bursary residency in February 2019

Diana Scarborough and collaborators at The Studio during her Time To Stare Bursary residency in February 2019

Watch an interview with Diana below, where she describes her experience as a Time To Stare Bursary recipient. Read more on our Past Bursary and Residencies page.

The Studio is available for hire outside of the Bursary Programme timetable. more

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