We recognise that the past year has presented great challenges for everyone, and that many illustrators have suffered a significant loss of income.
To ensure that the awards remain accessible to as many people as possible, we have set up a new bursary scheme for WIA entries open to UK and USA based illustrators who may find the entry fee a barrier to entry.
The AOI will fund 20 UK-based illustrators to each enter a project and the Directory of Illustration will fund 20 US-based illustrators.
This pilot scheme aims to keep WIA accessible for illustrators for whom the cost to entering may be a barrier.
To apply for a bursary, please complete this short form. All information will be kept in confidence and not linked to entries.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday 25 January. We are aiming to notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by Friday 29 January 2021.
The bursaries will be awarded on the basis of need. Bursary recipients will not be publicised, and will then have the remaining call for entry period until 15 February 2021 to complete their entries.