Opportunity | Edinburgh Visual Artists Bursary Funding


The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Creative Scotland is pleased to announce the next round of the Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards and the Emerging Artists Bursaries Scheme. These schemes have been established to address current gaps in resources available to individual artists/makers.

The schemes are open to makers/visual artists of all ages and at any stage of their career, but must be outwith full time education.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate a level of commitment to their practice and have achieved a body of work out with formal education. Applicants must be Edinburgh based.


The Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Scheme

The Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award scheme aims to support Edinburgh-based visual arts and craft practitioners through grants towards the development of their practice through new work and research.

Awards of between £500 and £1500 are available. 


Emerging Artists – Bursaries Scheme

The Bursary programme will support up to 2 successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.

The programme will be tailored to the individual artist/maker and will include mentoring which may lead to the development of skills/training, creation of new work, presenting and marketing work.


The successful applicant will be awarded £1,500 as a bursary.


The application deadline for both schemes is Friday, 22 January 2016.
For further information and application pack contact:


Jo Navarro Arts Officer
Tel: 0131 529 6716
Email: jo.navarro@edinburgh.gov.uk
Or visit: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ info/20203/funding_ opportunities/866/arts_ funding_and_development

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