Current Funding Opportunities
Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Scheme and
Emerging Artists - Bursaries Scheme 2013/14
The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Creative Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of the Visual Artists and Craft Awards Scheme and the new Emerging Artists -Bursaries Scheme. These schemes have been established to address current gaps in resources available to individual artists/makers in Edinburgh.
The Visual Artists Award and Craft Makers Award schemes
The Visual Artists Award and Craft Makers Award scheme offer grants to Edinburgh-based individual artists/makers towards the development of new work.
The Visual Artists Award Scheme aims to support visual arts practitioners working in the fields drawing, painting, sculpture, print making, photography, moving image and filmmaking.
The Craft Makers Award Scheme is aimed at craft practitioners who create contemporary work, in areas such as ceramics, jewellery and metalwork, furniture and wood, glass, textiles and basket-making.
These schemes are open to artists/makers of all ages and at any stage of their career, but must be outwith full time education.
Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available. Applicants should apply for the appropriate funds needed for their project and will not automatically be awarded the maximum grant available. The Awards Panel reserves the right to offer an amount different from that requested.
Emerging Artists - Busaries Scheme
The bursary programme will run as a pilot and support 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.
The programme will be tailored to the individual artists/makers and will include mentoring which may lead to the development of skills/training, creation of new work, presenting and marketing work.
Successful applicants will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary and there is a further budget available for additional support that may be needed.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to their practices and have achieved a body of work out with formal education. We would normally expect artists/makers to have been out of formal education for at least 2 years. Applicants must be Edinburgh based.
The application deadline for both schemes is Friday, 24 January 2014
For further information please contact:
Jo Navarro , Arts Officer on 0131 529 6716 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although we have no project funding opportunities available at the moment please do get in touch as we may be able to offer advice on other funding sources.