One To One Individual Artists’ Bursaries in Live Art

The One To One Individual Artists' Bursary Scheme was set up in 1999 to provide artistic and professional development opportunities for individual practitioners based in London who work in Live Art. The bursaries were instigated by London Arts and were managed by the Live Art Development Agency with funding from Arts Council England (London office).

One To One bursaries were awarded to artists to undertake self determined artistic and professional development strategies that would stimulate new processes, support different ways of working and ultimately enhance their artistic practice.

In 2005 Arts Council England, London announced that they were no longer able to support the scheme through Managed Funds, and 2005/06 was the final year of the One To One Bursary scheme. However many of the principles and approaches of the scheme continue to inform the Agency's professional development work and we are currently developing new models of support for senior practitioners.

In its seven years the One to One Scheme offered bursaries to 52 artists and was instrumental in enhancing and furthering their practices in significant ways. Many of those artists have written short statements on how the bursary impacted on their work that may be of interest to artists wishing to undertake their own artistic development programmes, or facilitators interested in looking at new models of professional development. Artists' statements can be read here.

Information about all of the One to One Bursary recipients and their programmes of activity are available by following these links:

One to One 1999/2000 recipients: Stacy Makishi, Aaron Williamson, Vanessa Richards, Robert Pacitti, Craig Sheppard, Christine Molloy and Ronald Fraser-Munro.

One to One 2000/2001 recipients: Ju Row Farr, Geraldine Pilgrim, Ernst Fischer, Dorothea Smartt, Ursula Martinez, Franko B, Marisa Carnesky and Emmanuelle Waeckerle.

One to One 2001/2002 recipients: Rose English, Helena Goldwater, Helen Paris, Anthony Howell, Joshua Sofaer, Kazuko Hohki, Mat Fraser, and Marcia Farquhar.

One to One 2002/2003 recipients: Oreet Ashery, Ian Breakwell, George Chakravarthi, Robin Deacon, Leslie Hill, Howard Matthew, and Nina Pope.

One to One 2003/2004 recipients: Anne Bean, Anna Best, John Jordan, Richard Layzell, Jordan McKenzie, Hayley Newman, Janette Parris, and Lois Weaver.

One to One 2004/2005 recipients: Fernando Arias, Barby Asante, Ansuman Biswas, Rona Lee, Graeme Miller, Kim Noble, Gary Stevens.

One to One 2005/2006 recipients: Stuart Brisley, Shezad Dawood, Caroline Jupp, Stewart Home, Rajni Shah, Stuart Silver, Gillian Wylde.

You can read the application guidelines and selection criteria for the final year of the One to one scheme (2005/06) here. 

Artists' responses to the One to One Bursary Scheme can be read here.

In 2004, the Agency commissioned Salette Gresette to undertake an appraisal of the first five years of the scheme which can be downloaded as a pdf file here.


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