Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Visual Arts and Crafts Awards Scheme

Grants are available to support the creative development of visual art and craft-applied arts in the Outer Hebrides.

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available and it is advised that applicants request the appropriate amount required for the project rather than the maximum level of available funding.

The Awards Panel may offer a different amount from that requested by the applicant.

Successful applicants will initially receive 85% of the grant on signed acceptance of their contract.

The remaining 15% of the grant will be paid after the project has been completed and the artist has submitted a short end of grant report.

The grant report will detail the following:

  • The activity carried out as a result of the award and resulting benefits to the applicant’s creative development.
  • Any difficulties experienced in carrying out the proposal.
  • A statement of actual expenditure, compared to the budget outlined in the proposal with original copies of receipted proof of expenditure.
  • Visual documentation of any new work completed, work in progress or activities carried out as a result of the award.