Lara Scobie - image credit Shannon Tofts


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.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 November 2017.

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Entries are welcomed from members and non-members alike, but members of Visual Arts Scotland benefit from reduced entry fees to this and other opportunities. You can join from just £20 so sign up online today to take advantage of this and many more membership perks.