The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to winner.
The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers to develop their practice to a higher level, consider innovation and introducing new materials or techniques to their existing practise.
Shortlisted artists will be exhibited in a dedicated showcase at Visual Arts Scotland’s next Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, 28 January – 9 March 2018.
The winner will be announced during the exhibition and will be invited to develop a new body of work in conjunction with their mentor to be exhibited at the subsequent VAS annual exhibition.
The deadline for applications is Monday 6 November 2017.
The link to the submissions system will be available on the following page from Monday 4 September 2017.: http://www.visualartsscotland.org/exhibition/2018