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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards – Fife

In partnership with Creative Scotland, Fife Council and Fife Cultural Trust, administered by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, this national scheme for visual artists and craft makers is available for artists based in Fife. You will find the national guidelines on Creative Scotland’s website.

If you are thinking of applying for these awards, please read the GUIDELINES and contact Diana or Susan at FCA&C to discuss beforehand (tel 01334 474610).

It provides grants to support specific projects which provide an individual artist the opportunity to develop their practice.  Grants are normally available for up to £750.

Download the Application Form

It supports artists who are at a stage in their career where they have identified the opportunity for significant development of their artistic practice to take it to a different level.
A bursary of £1,500 plus an allowance of up to a further £1,500 is provided for an artist to follow a tailored and agreed 12 month programme of professional development.

Two places are available on the 2016-17 programme

NB if  both places are awarded after the November 2016 deadline, the February 2017 deadline will be removed.

Download the Application Form


It provides a one-off mentoring session to help an artist to reflect on and clarify the way forward concerning a particular aspect of their practice or how to develop a particular project.

Download the Application Form

Friday 4 November 2016 at 5pm

Friday 10 February 2017 at 5pm

To view a series of short films about past recipients of the Fife artists’ grants, please go to our YouTube channel, or click on the links below:

Jeanette Sendler –

Lindsay Brown –

Lorraine Smith –

Sheena Watson –

Steve Ratomski –

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  • IdeasTap

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