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Funding

There are a variety of funding options for Scottish-based makers, available within Scotland, the UK or at international level. We have noted a selection of funding options below, and you will also find a regularly updated list of live opportunities for funding. Please contact the relevant awarding agency for full terms and conditions of each award.

Please note that Craft Scotland is not a funding body. We invest in craft makers by providing opportunities such as exhibitions, events, networking, our Meet Your Maker programme and our conference, by posting news and opportunities on our website, and by providing free profile pages for eligible Scottish-based craft makers. 

Awards & Grants

Creative Scotland

Regional Awards

Funding Opportunities

Below you will find details of up-to-date funding opportunities (sorted by upcoming deadlines). 

  1. UK Jewellery Awards 2017
    Deadline: 20/01/2017

    Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, the UK Jewellery Awards are the only awards for the industry, judged by the industry. Organised by Retail Jewellery, the UK Jewellery Awards recognise excellence and outstanding practice across the entire jewellery and watch trade in the UK with categories spanning retail, design, manufacture, supply and employment.

    UK
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  2. Academic Expertise for Your Project
    Deadline: 31/01/2017

    Interface provides a free and impartial service connecting businesses with the right academic expertise. They want to hear from makers or organisations who have ideas for a project.

    Scotland
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  3. Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Edinburgh
    Deadline: 03/02/2017

    The Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards scheme aims to support Edinburgh-based visual artists and craft practitioners through grants towards the development of their practice through new work and research.

    Edinburgh
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  4. Emerging Artists Bursaries Scheme: Edinburgh
    Deadline: 03/02/2017

    The Bursary programme will support up to two successful applicants to develop and progress their creative practice over 12 months.

    Edinburgh
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  5. South of Scotland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Awards
    Deadline: 03/02/2017

    Dumfries & Galloway Council, Live Borders, DG Unlimited and Upland in partnership with Creative Scotland are running a combined Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards Scheme 2016/17. The scheme is for individual artists and makers living and working in the Scottish Borders or Dumfries and Galloway.

    Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders
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  6. The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017
    The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017
    Deadline: 06/02/2017

    As part of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Woman’s Hour, the BBC is launching The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017, in association with the Crafts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    UK
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  7. Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Fife
    Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Fife
    Deadline: 10/02/2017

    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.

    Fife
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  8. The Fairtrade Gold Design Awards
    Deadline: 12/02/2017

    The awards raise awareness of Fairtrade gold among people who are the future of the jewellery industry. Open to students, postgraduates, apprentices and those who have been working in the industry for less than three years, the awards help to identify and promote up-and-coming talent.

    Ingle & Rhode, 14 Gees Court, London W1U 1JW
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  9. The Inches Carr Trust awards
    Deadline: 28/02/2017

    Each year The Inches Carr Trust awards up to three Craft Bursaries, each worth £5,000, to makers who have been working in their craft in Scotland for at least five years.

    Scotland
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  10. The Princes Trust Creative Enterprise Project
    Deadline: 03/11/2017

    If you are aged between 18 and 30 and have a business idea that relates to the creative industries, then The Prince’s Trust Creative Enterprise Project Scotland could help support you in a variety of ways.

    UK
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  11. Funding For International Tradeshows: UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme
    Funding For International Tradeshows: UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme
    Deadline: 31/12/2017

    The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Tradeshow Access Programme provides government funding in the form of grants to help eligible UK businesses attend overseas trade shows or conferences.

    UK
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