Sep 14th 2016
There is a whopping £7500 in prize money already confirmed for our upcoming exhibition, FLY 2016! Apply to the Open Submission via the online system by 10 October to be eligible for the Craft Scotland Award for Ceramics, The Inches Carr Award for Jewellery and Silversmithing, The Richard Coley Award for Sculpture, and the Great Art Award. And for tapestry artists there is the Cordis Prize of £3000, apply online again by 10 October, details below.
We are delighted to be partnering with Craft Scotland to bring you the first in a planned series of media specific showcases which over the next few years will shine a spotlight on a different craft discipline each year. We will celebrate our mutual ambition to exhibit quality craft in a venue fitting of its stature, and in context alongside works of fine art. Three invited ceramicists; James Rigler, Dawn Youll and Susan O’Byrne will form the starting point for a wider celebration of the diverse discipline of ceramics. In addition we are encouraging submissions of ambitious and innovative ceramics via the open submission section of our exhibition. Craft Scotland will help select the best submissions to compliment the work of our three invited ceramicists, and this year the Craft Scotland Prize of £500 will be awarded to a ceramicist whose work exhibits outstanding design and craftsmanship. Apply via the Open Exhibition online submission, the winner will be chosen from the exhibited works.
Visual Arts Scotland in collaboration with the Cordis Trust are delighted to be presenting the third in the series of the Cordis Trust Prizes for Tapestry. With a slightly different format from the main prize, the aim of this round is to encourage the work of artists whose work is between miniature and large scale, and which may lie in between traditional and experimental techniques. We hope that the prize will attract entries from artists at all stages in their careers, and those who work across disciplines. The prize amount is £3000 and the deadline for entries is 10 October 2016.
See more and apply online at http://www.visualartsscotland.org/gallery/the-cordis-prize
We are delighted to be pairing with the Inches Carr Trust once more to reward skill and imagination in the fields of jewellery and silversmithing. The Inches Carr Trust was formed in 1995 following the deaths of Deirdre Inches and her husband Malcolm Carr. Malcolm Carr was an expert in antique jewellery and particularly cameos. Deirdre was interested in design and especially in design of the late 19th and early 20th century. Following their deaths, arrangements were made for the Inches Carr Trust to be created to commemorate Deirdre Inches and Malcolm Carr. Its objectives are centred on the aspects of the decorative arts and music in which they were interested. Apply via the Open Exhibition online submission, the winner will be chosen from the exhibited works.
The late Richard Coley was a talented sculptor and a long standing member and past president of Visual Arts Scotland. In his legacy he gifted a sum of money to establish this prize to reward mid-career and established sculptors. Apply via the Open Exhibition online submission, the winner will be chosen from the exhibited works.
We are delighted to have formed a new partnership with Great Art to bring you this extraordinarily generous prize of £1000 in vouchers to spend at www.greatart.co.uk. Apply via the Open Exhibition online submission, the winner will be chosen from the exhibited works.
There are many more prizes still to be confirmed, so watch this space and we will continue to add to the list and the prize fund!