South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards 2016-17
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Live Borders, DG Unlimited and Upland in partnership with Creative Scotland are running a combined Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards Scheme 2016-17. The scheme is for individual artists and makers living and working in the Scottish Borders or Dumfries and Galloway. Artists and makers are eligible to apply for awards towards the cost of developing their creative practice. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to their work – whether they are at an early or established stage of their practice - and to advancing their skills and ideas. The intention is that the fund will have a significant impact on applicants creative activity, and take their practice forward.
Please note that the deadline for completion of funded projects is 30th November 2017 - please take this into account when making your application.
Applicants can apply for up to 90% of the total cost of their project. The applicant must fund a minimum of 10% of the project funds. Successful applicants will receive 85% of the awarded grant on signed acceptance of their contract. The final 15% of the grant will only be paid upon completion and receipt of an Evaluation Form at the end of their project.
- 5pm Monday, 1st August 2016
5pm Monday, 24th October 2016
5pm, Monday 6th February 2017
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 6 weeks after the published deadlines.
Should an applicant wish to discuss any aspect of submitting an application – indeed this is recommended - please contact Mary Morrison or Amy Marletta using the contact details below. Enquiries from the Scottish Borders should be directed to Mary and from Dumfries and Galloway to Amy:
Creative Leader CABN : Creative Arts Business Network
Tel: 01450 360689
Mobile: 07789 944 993
Professional & Talent Development Manager, Upland
Before you complete your application please also have a look at the guidance notes from Creative Scotland, advice on how to complete an artists statement from Cultural Enterprise Office and these top tips .