Funding for Glasgow-based artists towards the costs involved in researching and creating new art work.
Awards up to a maximum of £1,500 are available.
Artists are encouraged to request the appropriate sum of money required for their project and not to automatically expect to receive the maximum amount available. The selection panel reserves the right to offer a different amount to that requested.
The Glasgow Visual Art and Craft Award Scheme is provided by Glasgow City Council and run in partnership with Creative Scotland.
The scheme offers awards to individual artists based or resident in Glasgow towards the costs involved in research, development and the creation of new work.
Funding is not available to cover the costs of undertaking major courses of study (ie lasting six months or more), whether part-time or full-time. This scheme is not open to academics or other education professionals seeking professional development funding.
Applicants cannot apply to this scheme and to Creative Scotland Artists Bursaries Scheme or any other Creative Scotland-funded Award Scheme.
The provider does not support Childcare / Nursery Costs.
Living Expenses in Scotland will not be supported; however a per diem may be included for projects that involve travel abroad.
Funding will not be awarded retrospectively.
The scheme is open to Glasgow based artists only ie artists who live or work within the Glasgow City boundary. However, funding may be used to deliver projects, exhibitions, residencies etc in a variety of international locations. Applicants may be of any age and at any stage of their career and working in any form of visual art or craft, but must be outwith full time education, including any postgraduate study, before the date of application.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
- The quality of the applicant's work.
- The expected impact of support on the applicant's creative development.
- The clarity of purpose behind the submission and reasons given for applying for an award.
- The quality of the information/material supplied.
- The level of commitment to development of practice.
Priority will be given to applications that support the process of research and development of new work. The provider aims to distribute the funding available as widely as possible, and will take account of any support previously received from this scheme as part of its assessment.
For any applications requesting funding towards equipment, applicants must meet 50% of the cash costs to be purchased.
Support is provided towards costs in relation to researching and creating new art work.
- Visual Art:
- Digital or New Media;
- Graphic Design;
- Furniture/Soft Furnishings;
Funding requests towards equipment may be considered however the expenditure must be clearly justified in relation to the new work being proposed. Applicants must clearly identify why the equipment needs to be purchased rather than resourced in other ways, ie rental.
For any applications requesting funding towards equipment, three reliable quotes must be included in the submission. If quotes are not provided, then the selection panel reserves the right to not consider the application. Applicants must meet 50% of the cash costs of equipment to be purchased.
This scheme is currently closed. The last deadline for applications was 30 September 2016.
Application Forms, which are available to access from the website, should be returned electronically to the address provided.
Along with the emailed Application Form, six images of recent work should be attached as evidence of artistic style and ability.