The VAS Inches Carr Makers Mentoring Award

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The VAS Inches Carr Makers Mentoring Award
Now Open For Entries

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to invite applications from Scottish early-mid career makers for the inaugural Visual Arts Scotland : Inches Carr Craft Mentoring Award, to be made at their next annual exhibition in February 2018.

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.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for entries 6 November 2017
  • Selection notification 27 November 2017
  • Delivery of selected artworks 22 January 2018
  • Exhibition open 29 January – 9 March 2018


Image: Tilted Vessels by Lara Scobie. Photo Shannon Tofts