Dewar Arts Awards

These awards were set up in memory of Scotland's first First Minister, Donald Dewar. The Dewar Arts Awards provide funding to support young artistic talent living and/or working in Scotland.

More specifically, the awards provide funding to support exceptional young artists in any discipline, living and/or working in Scotland, who do not have the financial means to fulfil their ambitions. The awards can support students in taking up places on university courses as well as supporting students in taking up other opportunities.

To be considered for a Dewar Arts Award, an applicant must:

  • Be under the age of 30
  • Live or work in Scotland
  • Demonstrate outstanding talent in any artform
  • Be without the financial means to achieve their full potential

The Trustees look for candidates who have strong ambition and a real passion for their chosen artform.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear view of their future development (or that of a particular project), and how receiving a Dewar Award would help them to achieve their goals.

Find out more about the Dewar Awards
Address: P.O. Box 8927, Coatbridge ML5 9AP