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 (for Visual Artists/Craft Makers) - 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 two successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months. Successful applicants will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary.
There are two rounds of these awards for 2016/17 as follows:
Friday 21 October 2016
Friday 3 February 2017
Application packs are available from Monday 22 August 2016. To request an application pack please email
Download details of awards made in 2013/14 and 2014/15 below.
You can contact us if you would like to discuss a project, find out about grants or would simply like some advice.
0131 529 6720
You may also be able to get advice support from the organisations listed below.