Initiated in 2019 Luke Jerram set up and funded the annual Dreamtime Fellowship to support recent art graduates in his home city of Bristol.

Working with Spike Island Arts studios the selected artist has 24-hour access to their own studio space at Spike Island for a year. They are also granted Spike Associates membership, which offers free access to regular talks, studio visits from artists, critics and curators, and peer-to-peer learning and support. The selected artist also receives a bursary of £5,000 and three one-to-one mentoring sessions with Luke Jerram throughout the year. For several artists the award has allowed their practice to continue, to grow and to develop, whilst acting as an island of security, providing a stepping stone onto the next opportunity.

So far, Dreamtime Fellowships have been awarded to…

2023/24 Lou Baker
2022/23 Rosie Baylis
2021/22 Dolores McGurran
2019/20 Izzy Mooney

Read about the impact here.

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