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Funding available for Dundee’s Artists and Craft Makers

Funding available for Dundee’s Artists and Craft Makers

It has been announced that Dundee Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award: Dundee is now open for applications.  The award is a partnership between Leisure & Culture Dundee and Creative Scotland. Established in 2000, the scheme continues to support Dundee-based visual artists and craft practitioners in their creative and professional development. 

Recent awards have enabled artists to realise their projects including; to experiment with different media, research and create new work, develop new craft skills, and exhibit work.  

Importantly, the awards are intended to encourage artists to stay in Dundee and to ensure that the arts play a vital and lasting role in the City. 

There are two strands of funding: 

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards This scheme offers grants to individual applicants towards their creative development. Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available.

Mentoring Scheme
Open to both Visual Artists and Craft Makers, this scheme has been set up to support artists who have established their art practice since graduating, and have built up a professional body of work over at least two years, enabling them to make the next step in their career.

Two awards will be made annually. The successful applicants will each be supported by a mentor to develop their creative practice, and receive a bursary award of £1500. 

For further information and guidelines see http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/vacma

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 January 2017 at 5pm.

Image © Ellis O'Connor

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