Friday, 14 August 2009

Craft Makers Award: Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Council has established the ‘Craft Makers Award: Aberdeenshire' in partnership with the Scottish Arts Council to support local makers in their creative development and encourage innovative professional practice.
If you are a craft maker living in Aberdeenshire and want to explore new ways of working, gain new skills or improve your professional practice then this award scheme may be able to assist you. The priority of the fund is to support quality projects and training opportunities for makers active in all forms of contemporary crafts.

The new scheme adheres to the Scottish Arts Council definition of crafts and is principally concerned with contemporary creative work conceived, designed and made by individual practitioners in ceramics, furniture and wood, glass, jewellery and metalwork, lettering, musical instruments, textiles and basket-making.

Awards of up to £1,000 are available and the total budget for the period 2009/2010 is £6,000.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 5 August 2009 and Thursday 14 October 2009.
Submissions will be assessed by a panel of experts who will consider a range of factors including the quality of the applicant’s work, the likely benefit that will be gained, the clarity of the submission, value for money and the quality of information supporting the application.

The Awards Panel will meet within three weeks of the deadline date and applicants will receive notification of its decision by the end of August and October 2009 respectively.

For Application Form & Guidance Notes, please visit :

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