Dewar Arts Awards

The Dewar Arts Awards were set up in 2002 as a fitting memorial to Scotland's first First Minister, Donald Dewar.

They disperse the income from a trust fund to support talented young artists in Scotland, who do not have the financial means to pursue their ambitions.

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 art form; and
  • 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 art form. 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.

Nominations for the Award are accepted year-round.

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