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.


We are delighted to announce that our second bursary has been awarded to a multi-media performance collective comprised of Angela Hughes - Writer, Paul J Docherty - Musician and Actor, Bibo Keeley - Sculptor and Performance Artist and Brian Keeley - Visual and Performance Artist, to develop a collaborative work ‘Beats Per Minute’ a multi-layered exploration of the lived experience of heart transplantation.

What the selection panel said:

“Remarkable…Galvanising….Fascinating conceptually….Demonstrates they have fully grasped what Time To Stare is all about …the project has a strong identity and scope to challenge their individual practice.”

Images above courtesy of Angela Hughes, Paul J Docherty, Bibo Keeley and Brian Keeley

We’d also like to congratulate the following shortlisted applicants

  • Ruth Hopkins, Kantu Ensemble and Opera Ridotta for “Dido 2.0 Historical folk opera for family audiences”

  • Rebecca Child and Radiator Arts for visual storytelling and pop-up cinema

  • Ricky Tarascas for a combined arts installation

  • Sasha Wilson and Out Of The Forest Theatre Company for “The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, Penultimate King of Bulgaria: Part I”

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

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