In order to support Dundee’s creative practitioners to thrive in the city, Leisure & Culture Dundee with Creative Scotland are offering funding to support Dundee-based visual artists and craft practitioners in their creative and professional development.
The Visual Artists Award Scheme (DVAA) is aimed at visual arts practitioners working in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, print making, photography, moving image and filmmaking.
The Craft Makers Award Scheme (CMA) is aimed at craft practitioners. CMA adheres to the Creative Scotland definition of crafts: contemporary creative work conceived, designed and made by individual practitioners in ceramics, jewellery and metalwork, furniture and wood, glass, lettering, musical instruments, textiles and basket-making.
The DVAA and CMA schemes offer awards to Dundee-based artists/craft practitioners towards the costs of developing new work. The purpose of the scheme is to encourage innovative professional practice – through research and professional development activity.
Grants up to a maximum of £1500 are available. Artists are encouraged to request a sum appropriate to their project and not expect to receive the maximum grant available. Applicants may be any age and at any stage of their career but must be outwith full time education. The award schemes are intended to support practitioners who have demonstrated a commitment to their work and in developing their practice.
There are two deadlines for these awards, with only one remaining for 2015:
Autumn Deadline: 5pm on Friday 2 October 2015
For more information, application guidelines and details of how to apply please visit the DVAA website.