It has been announced that this year’s Dundee Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award Schemes are now open for applications.
Leisure & Culture Dundee run the award schemes in partnership with Creative Scotland to support Dundee based visual artists and craft practitioners in their creative and professional development. The schemes are intended to encourage artists to stay in Dundee and to ensure that the arts play a vital and lasting role in the city. In the last year, grants were awarded to 23 artists for projects which included experimentation with new media and the development of new skills.
There are two strands of funding:
The Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards
This scheme offers grants to individual applicants toward the costs in developing new work. Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available.
A Mentoring Scheme
This scheme is open to both Visual Artists and Craft Makers where two awards are made annually. The two 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.dvaa.info/
Closing date for applications is Friday 2 October 2015