Opportunities

Emerge Mentoring Programme

Open to Visual Artist and Craft Makers!

Deadline: 29/09/2021

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Applications are now open for the Emerge Mentoring Programme 2022!

Emerge is a 7 month programme of mentoring and a bursary of £1,000 for emerging artists or makers, working in any visual art or craft medium, who have a connection to Dumfries & Galloway.

 Two Emerge Bursaries are available in 2022:

  • One for emerging artists and makers aged 30 years and under (supported by The Holywood Trust).
  • One for emerging artists and makers of ANY age (supported by Creative Scotland).

Upland will offer a mentoring programme with an established practitioner in a related discipline, £1000 to fund the creation of new work and funded and automatic entry into Spring Fling 2022 (2 – 5 June 2022⁠). The programme is aimed at emerging artists who intend to pursue a career as a professional artist / maker. Emerge aims to provide support which will enable the participants to develop both creatively and professionally. This year we are offering one bursary for an artist/maker aged 30 and under and one for an artist/maker of any age, recognising that embarking on a creative career can happen at any age.

The deadline for applications to the 2022 Emerge Programme is midnight on Wednesday 29th September 2021.

READ THE FULL GUIDELINES AND FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY HERE.