Developing the Arts in Edinburgh

Council support for the arts

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

The Arts team develop strategic policy, award cultural grants as well as offer advice on cultural projects.

Current funding opportunities

Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards

The Visual Artists Award and Craft Makers Award schemes award grants to individual artists/makers living or based in Edinburgh towards costs in developing new work. Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available.

Emerging Artists - Bursaries Scheme

In partnership with Creative Scotland, we are now offering emerging artists the chance to apply to the bursary programme. It is open to both Visual Artists and Craft Makers.

The bursary programme will support 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.  Successful applicants will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary.

The deadlines for application submissions for the above Awards and Bursaries are:

  • 9 October 2015
  • 22 January 2016

Previous awards made in 2013/14 and 2014/15 are available to see in the downloads listed below.  Application Packs for both these Awards can be downloaded below too along with Visual Arts and Crafts Fund Guidance.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a project, find out about grants or if you would simply like some advice.

0131 529 6720

artsdevelopment@edinburgh.gov.uk

You may also be able to get advice support from the organisations listed below.

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