Susie Leiper


Inches Carr Mentoring Award - £7000

£5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. 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. 

W Gordon Smith Award - £4000

For any work of merit, selected by trustees of the W Gordon Smith Trust - Tom Wilson and Sandy Moffatt. All works selected through the open submission are eligible for this award. 

Great Art Award - £1000 voucher

The curation team from Visual Arts Scotland will select a work of merit in any discipline to receive £1000 in vouchers to spend at

Art In Healthcare Purchase Prize

The team from Art in Healthcare will select one work to acquire for their prestigious collection.

Craft Scotland Prize for Design and Craftsmanship- £500

Each year this award is selected by the Craft Scotland team for a work in any craft discipline which displays outstanding conception and execution.

Richard Coley Award for Sculpture - £250

Past VAS President, the late Richard Coley bequested this award to celebrate the work of sculptors over the age of 40.

Studio Faire Residency Award

The founders of Studio Faire will select one recipient of a month long residency at their multi-arts centre in the South of France, plus £100 in travel expenses. The prize includes includes accommodation, studio space, a photoshoot and a public showing of the artist's work. Open to all artists.

Incorporation of Goldsmiths Award

As part of our new commitment to ethical jewellery practise we are delighted to partner with the Incorporation of Goldsmiths to present £250 towards ethically sourced materials and an ethical practise mentoring session. Open to all jewellers and silversmiths.

Precious Metals Workshop Award

Ian Nicholson of the PMW will select a jeweller or silversmith to receive their choice of professional development workshop from their wide range of courses. Open to all jewellers and silversmiths.

And many more...

The Scottish Gallery Award - £250
Morton Fraser Award - £250
The Stern Prize for Figurature - £250
Open Eye Gallery Award - Solo exhibition
Detail Framing Studio Award - £150 framing voucher
Leith School of Art Award - £100
Powderhall Bronze Foundry Award for Sculpture - £100
Scottish Arts Club Award - two years’ membership of the club and a solo exhibition
Flora Wood Award , for originality - £50

Unless otherwise stated, all works selected via the Open Submission for Alight 2019 are eligible for the awards above. Submit your work online by 19 November to be in with a chance to win one of our great prizes.