Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards 2009-2017
£91,592 awarded to individual visual artists and craft makers in the Scottish Borders & Dumfries and Galloway. This section highlights work supported through the award scheme since it began in 2009.
CABN ran a Scottish Borders Visual Artist & Craft Makers Scheme from 2009-2011, with funding support from Scottish Borders Council & Creative Scotland. Since 2011, CABN has run a South of Scotland Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award scheme with partners in Dumfries & Galloway:
The aim of the funding is to assist artists/makers with:
- Researching new ideas and test new ways of working
- Advancing skills and developing new ideas
- Costs of preparing for an exhibition (excluding time), which will significantly extend your practice
- Experimenting with forms and materials
- Research into potential collaborations and projects
- Purchase of equipment if a strong case is made for it being necessary to the context/delivery of the project
- Engaging with a Mentor to support their practice/project
The intention is that the fund will have a significant impact on applicant’s creative activity, and take their practice forward.
The quality of the applicant’s work is of primary importance. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a level of commitment to developing their skills and ideas - whether they are at an early or established stage of their practice - with the desire to expand their own personal practice.
Applicants are assessed against the following criteria:
- Quality of the applicants work in relation to contemporary practice
- Level of professional practice demonstrated
- Commitment to the development of practice both conceptually and technically
- Expected impact the support will have on the applicant’s creative development
- Quality of the information and visuals supplied in support of the application
- Clarity of purpose behind the submission and reasons given for applying for award
- Proposed projects must significantly extend the applicant’s current practice
The current 2016-17 scheme is now closed for applications, we hope to run a future scheme, with support from Dumfries & Galloway Council, Live Borders and Creative Scotland.