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We are 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 our 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.

Members of Visual Arts Scotland benefit from reduced entry fees. Fees start at just £20 so sign up online today to take advantage of this and many more membership perks:

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 November 2017.

The link to the submissions system will be available here from Monday 4 September 2017.

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