Developing the arts in Edinburgh

Funding opportunities

Arts Development work with the city's cultural sector to ensure that the arts play a vital and lasting role in Edinburgh.

We develop strategic policy, award cultural grants as well as offer advice on cultural projects.

Visual Artists and Craft Makers awards

The Visual Artists and Craft Makers award scheme aims to support Edinburgh-based visual arts and craft practitioners through grants towards the development of their practice through new work and research. 

Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available. 

Emerging Artists Bursary scheme

The bursary programme will support up to 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.

The programme will be tailored to the individual artist/craft maker and will include mentoring which may lead to the development of skills/training, creation of new work, presenting and marketing work.

The successful applicant will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary.

There are two application deadlines for both schemes

  • Tuesday 2 October 2018 at 5pm
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019 at 5pm

To request an application pack please email

culturaldevelopment@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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