01 April 2019The Andrew Edney Bursary

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The Andrew Edney Bursary
Monday 01 April 2019


The Andrew Edney Bursary

Our Society has entered into an exciting new partnership with the award-winning charity Outside In. Founded and based at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, but operating independently and nationally since 2017, Outside In provides a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world for reasons including health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. It does so through exhibitions, artist support and professional training programmes.

The Arts Society South Downs will deliver an annual bursary of £1500 to Outside In, which will be divided between eligible artists living and working in Sussex and Hampshire. It will enable at least three recipients each year to advance their skills by purchasing art materials, attending a course in their discipline or expanding their artistic horizons through travel. 

The bursary, which will run for a duration of ten years, was made possible through a legacy left to The Arts Society South Downs by our former member of many years, Dr. Andrew Edney, veterinarian, art lover and philanthropist. We hope it will pave the career paths of many artists who would not otherwise have found the support they deserve.

The first round of the Andrew Edney Bursary was launched in April, and applications are now open. For more details, see

The image reproduced here is 'Sugar-Glider vs Octopus' by Outside In artist Carlo Keshishian.