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We are now accepting entries for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentorning Award! The deadline for applications has been extended to 19 November 2018. The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers to develop their practice to a higher level, consider innovation and introducing new materials or techniques to their existing practise. Shortlisted artists will exhibit a work or a body of work in a dedicated section of Visual Arts Scotland’s next Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, 28 January – 22 February 2019. The winner will be announced during the exhibition and will be invited to develop a new body of work in conjunction with their mentor to be exhibited at the subsequent VAS annual exhibition. For more information and to enter, please follow the link below >>>

Posted 22 days ago
By Visual Arts Scotland

Opp: Year of Young People Skills Share Event

Call for proposals for Creative Scotland Year of Young People skills share event for arts practitioners and organisations working in creative learning, participatory arts and with young people.

Posted one year ago
By Creative Scotland Creative Learning

Opp: Digital Xtra Fund [ project funding for young people ]

Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to extracurricular activity providers that teach skills such as coding, data science, and computational thinking to young people Since its inception in 2016, Digital Xtra Fund has distributed £450,000 to deserving extracurricular digital skills initiatives across Scotland. A new round of grant awards was launched on 30 August 2018 with a total of £75,000 available. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to extracurricular activity providers that teach skills such as coding, data science, and computational thinking and help inspire Scotland’s next generation of designers, developers, and digital technologists. Submissions will close on 1 November 2018. To be eligible for a Digital Xtra Fund grant award, applicants must demonstrate that: - The Main Applicant is a UK registered company, registered charity, Chartered body, school, college, or university actively involved in the provision of computing education and/or digital technologies related activities - The proposed initiative meets the Core Objective of Digital Xtra Fund as outlined in the Grant Application Guidelines - The primary audience are young people aged 16 years and under - The proposed initiative will take place in Scotland - The activity is extracurricular as defined below: An extracurricular digital technologies activity is any activity that enables young people to learn various advanced digital technologies skills outside the realm of the core school education curriculum; whilst providing a safe, fun, and sociable environment. Activities delivered in a school environment – such as youth organisations, clubs, or touring programmes – are defined as extracurricular provided they do not form part of the core school curriculum. Activities relating to only the use of technology or which teach entry-level or basic digital literacy skills are excluded from this funding. What we want to achieve The core objective of Digital Xtra Fund is to inspire young people to learn advanced digital technologies skills through high quality, exciting extracurricular activities, thus expanding the talent pipeline of young people who might study related disciplines and ultimately pursue a career in digital technologies. Projects must clearly demonstrate how participants will be involved in digital making/creation and what skills they will learn. For further information, please contact or visit the link below >>>

Posted 16 days ago
By Digital Xtra Fund

Opp: The Eli-Project [ Call for Artists ]

DEVELOPMENT OF A GRAPHIC NOVEL BASED ON A STORY BY THE ELI-PROJECT Our project is called “Environmental Learning Illustrated“ or “ELI“ for short. We want to encourage people to learn about environmental problems and sustainable solutions to these problems. This will be achieved by creating an online e-learning platform featuring visual arts. To motivate people further, to engage them in the ELI project, and to raise people's awareness of climate change we will develop a graphic novel. This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme for Adult Education of the European Commission. - Experience and skills in comic/manga/graphic novel design and layouting - As we welcome your approaches to the graphic aspects and design of the novel, we expect you to be open to our suggestions and ideas. - Flexibility and availability for feedback sessions (personal or via Skype) - Good command of the English language - Residence must be in Austria or United Kingdom - You will need to send us an invoice for your service, therefore you could be self employed. If you are interested, please contact us with your application by November 26th 2018! Please send us 2-3 examples of your art style and a 1-page draft that reflects the story of Eli to give us an idea of how you would approach drawing the graphic novel. UK: The Surefoot Effect 1 Balgonie Woods Paisley PA2 6HW Scotland, United Kingdom Working phase: November 2018 – February 2019 (including monthly feedback sessions) Final product ready: March 15th 2019 Payment: For your work, you will receive a lump sum of € 5000 Euro. The detailed payment modalities will be set when the contract is signed. For further information, please contact

Posted 16 days ago
By The Eli-Project

Opp: 13th Arte Laguna Prize [ Call for Artists ]

international art award | free theme | open to all The call for artists of the 13th Arte Laguna Prize has officially opened. Arte Laguna Prize is the international art contest that has been promoting contemporary art for thirteen years, collecting thousands of applications from artists from all over the world, selected by a jury of excellence for the great exhibition in March in the evocative spaces of the Arsenale of Venice. In addition, the participants have the chance to win several awards in collaboration with companies, foundations, galleries, including cash prizes. The collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2019 
The exhibition’s opening ceremony will be on March 16th, 2019. 10 Contest categories: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new entry, urban art, design.
The theme is free and there are no age or nationality restrictions. The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts.

Posted 19 days ago
By Arte Laguna

Opp: The John Byrne Award 2017 - Open for entries!

Call for entries to The John Byrne Award 2017. We are looking for works of visual art, music, video & writing from 16-25 year olds living in Scotland. Deadline midnight 31/1/18

Posted one year ago
By The John Byrne Award

Opp: The John Byrne Award, November Prize

Call for entries to The John Byrne Award's monthly prize draw. We are looking for works of visual art, music, video & writing from 16-25 year olds living in Scotland. Deadline midnight 30/11/17

Posted one year ago
By The John Byrne Award

Opp: Textile Innovation Network 2018

Join Textiles Scotland for the Textiles Innovation Network 2018: a dynamic day full of speed pitching innovation opportunities and idea generation, sponsored by the Defence And Security Accelerator. Following on from a sell out innovation event in 2015, Textiles Scotland successfully supported 9 textile innovation projects. They aim to unlock further potential from within the industry by creating the 'Textile Innovation Network'. The Scottish textile industry has an abundance of creators and innovators; and Textiles Scotland has the power to unite them with business support service providers and funders. Are you interested in: - process innovation - product innovation - product diversification - digitalisation - data? At this event you will have the opportunity to come along to pitch your idea, meet the funders, and to watch and engage in a dynamic day. You could be part of the next big thing. WHO? This event is run by Textiles Scotland and kindly sponsored by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). You will have the opportunity to meet DASA and hear about what they do, and how they might be able to fund your ideas. Also on the day we will be supported by Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, Interface, and Scottish Enterprise. Strathyclyde University and Edinburgh University will provide the most up to date academic research in textiles, data, and digitalisation. - Textiles Connector funding - DASA Open Call for Innovation - Innovate UK Open Grant Funding - Interface Innovation vouchers Tickets are open to anyone from the Scottish textile industry (companies large and small), and anyone in Scotland with an interest in innovation, and the ability to think outside the box. We welcome those from other industries that can see the opportunities in cross-sector innovation. Discounted tickets are available to Textiles Scotland members. You do not have to be a technical textiles company to attend. Textiles Scotland are now taking applications to pitch on the day. Textiles Scotland want to ensure the appropriate experts are in the room for your ideas, so please apply ASAP. You are eligible to apply to pitch if you: - are a UK based business - carry out your activity in the UK - are an SME For further information, please contact visit the link below >>>

Posted 16 days ago
By Textiles Scotland

Opp: Become a Maker at Bare Branding Print-Workshop

Have you ever wanted to decorate your home with custom printed wallpaper, try silk screen-printing, print a t-shirt, set up a museum quality exhibition, create your own business or simply learn something new? Join our not for profit community Makers Workshop in Leith and learn how to do these things with your own hands or help the community by becoming a mentor. We offer full creative and technical support and will guide you through the processes. Let’s make things happen together!

Posted one month ago
By Bare Branding

Opp: Contemporary Dancers

Flash in the Attic Dance Theatre are looking to recruit a small collective of dance artists to work on a new project for Spring 2019 performances both in Edinburgh and wider opportunities to share the work. Dancers should have a strong background in contemporary dance, classical training is also beneficial. Be creative, willing to explore and develop ideas.Demonstrate a commitment to the company and fellow dancers and be based Edinburgh or close proximity with a degree of flexibility for rehearsals. Both male and female dancers, open to all backgrounds. Please email a CV, with photo and link to any video footage to with Subject: Dancer Application. Audition is invite only. Well suited to graduate dancers.

Posted 20 days ago
By Flash in the Attic Dance Theatre

Opp: Power Up Scotland [ Loan Investment & Business Development Mentoring ]

Power Up Scotland offers up to £50k loan investment plus business development mentoring to early stage social ventures. Attached is some info for sharing: · Power Up Scotland: flyer about the programme with weblink where people can complete an online Expression of Interest form · Timeline for the programme · Word version of the info which can be edited as required and included in e-bulletins etc If people would like more info please email or

Posted 11 months ago
By Big Issue Investment Scotland

Deadline 12 December 2018

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Opp: Connect with Creative students!

At Co & Co we connect designers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and more with those who need work done. If you have a commission, project, or competition that you would like to share with our creatives visit All the jobs posted to Co & Co will be accessed by thousands of our students and future graduates. We will ensure that your task (logo design, branding, filming, photoshoot, page layout etc.) will be matched with a suitable creative.

Posted 10 months ago
By Co & Co

Opp: Shared Workshop

We are an Edinburgh startup building a marketplace platform for workshops. Wether you have extra space you would like to make money from or you would like to book space on a flexible basis, this could be for you. We are asked for feedback via pre-registrations through our holding page - Any responses would be much appreciated!

Posted 6 months ago
By Occupyd

Opp: Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme [ Funding ]

The Scottish Government has made funding available to Scottish Enterprise under the Scottish Growth Scheme - This opens in a new window. This will allow Scottish Enterprise to enter into an innovative partnership with the European Investment Fund - This opens in a new window to create the Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme. The Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme is suitable for businesses in all areas of Scotland looking for equity investment to meet their growth ambitions. Commercially-viable businesses that have an established operating base in Scotland would be eligible to apply for this fund. Under this partnership, eligible companies will have access to £50 million from Scottish Enterprise and £50 million from the European Investment Fund, which will leverage at least £100 million from private sector fund managers. The aim of this fund is to increase the availability of later stage equity investment available to Scottish SMEs. For more

Posted 5 months ago
By Scottish Enterprise

Opp: Lighting in Edinburgh

The 'Scottish Lighting Network', are forming a network in Scotland for anyone interested in light and lighting to collaborate, discuss, request services and generally geek out on lighting. Architects, design & build companies, product designers, lighting designers, theatre/set designers, artists and anyone else interested in light, lighting and space in are all welcome. Promotion of events involving light / lighting are encouraged. Networking of members to help each other is encouraged.

Posted one year ago
By Scottish Lighting Network

Opp: Join the "Scottish Lighting Network" in Edinburgh

The "Scottish Lighting Network", are forming a network in Scotland for anyone interested in light and lighting to collaborate, discuss, request services and generally geek out on lighting. Architects, design & build companies, product designers, lighting designers, theatre/set designers, artists and anyone else interested in light, lighting and space in are all welcome. Promotion of events involving light / lighting are encouraged. Networking of members to help each other is encouraged.

Posted one year ago
By Scottish Lighting Network

Opp: RSA Residencies for Scotland

The RSA Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which provides valuable research and residency opportunities for artists. It forges important networks with centres of artistic excellence across Scotland, ranging from traditional residency venues to specialised production facilities. Open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, the emphasis is on enabling a period of research, development and production, as well as on the acquisition and exchange of new skills and experiences. Artists can apply for funds of up to £5000 and are responsible for managing their own residency, in discussion with the partner venue. Our partner venues all have a long history of offering quality development to, and presentation opportunities for, contemporary artists. For many their expertise and longevity has formed the back-bone of artist practice in Scotland for decades. Exhibition opportunities may be available at the RSA or through links with the partner venues and their own exhibition facilities or networks. The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture is an independently funded institution whose purpose is to promote and support the visual arts in Scotland. The programme is administered and funded by the RSA, with kind support from the Friends of the RSA and The Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. Launched in 2009, the project is now offered on a biennial basis. Aims of the residency programme: To enable artists a period of research, development and production To reinforce links with centres of excellence across Scotland To provide access to technical expertise and assistance to learn new skills & techniques. To enable the exchange of ideas and practice

Posted 15 days ago
By Royal Scottish Academy

Opp: The Kelpies Prize [ Open for Entries ]

The Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children is now open! This year, for the first time, we're asking you to submit three pieces of writing demonstrating your imagination, style and range. Are you a writer based in Scotland? Do you have a passion for children’s books and an imagination to match? Then the Kelpies Prize is for you! We’re looking for emerging writers who are committed to developing their writing craft, their book promotion skills and their profile as a children’s author. The Kelpies Prize is open to anyone who lives or works in Scotland and has stories to tell! We’ve put together a prize package designed to help you grow and develop as a children’s writer, consisting of: - A £1,000 cash prize - One year of mentoring by an experienced editorial team - A publishing contract with Floris Books - A week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, plus £100 towards expenses This year, the Kelpies Prize is all new! Please make sure you read our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions (available on our website) carefully to get to grips with the new submission criteria. We’re asking you to submit three pieces of writing which demonstrate your imagination, writing style, and range, along with a short form telling us a little bit about yourself and any skills you have that will help you to build a readership for your writing. For further information, please contact or visit the link below >>>

Posted 16 days ago
By Floris Books

Opp: Artist Residency India

Kalanirvana invites established and emerging artists,photographers, architects, writers, curators, cultural managers, performing artists etc for perusing their artistic exploration and experience Indian Culture, Art and its vibrant heritage to get inspired or to do research. To support the artists from all disciplines KIAR partly sponsor the Selected Residents Artists for city tour , air port pick up and drop and Local transport, cultural tour, workshop and art interaction with local artists. This Residency Program is part of the US-INDIA Cultural Exchange Program and CCC : Commonwealth Culture Cult ( countries of commonwealth nations ). To know more about US-INDIA Cultural Exchange, Benefits. The artists will participate to understand, experience and learn about Indian culture and art and it will be a exchange of culture in true sense during their stay at KIAR Artists Residency. The artists will be able to explore the world famous temple architecture dates back to 6th century till date and various crafts and textiles and hand made fabrics as well a true spiritual Indian culture. There are a lot of important places to explore in terms of art, architecture, craft, culture, heritage, textile, wild life , religious monuments of Hinduism,Jainism,Buddhism and a lot of delicious food and beaches to relax.

Posted 3 months ago
By Kalanirvana

Opp: EiE 2019 [ Open for Entries ]

EIE is the premier technology investor showcase. Our annual EIE conference features Scotland´s most promising innovative, data-driven high growth companies, seeking funding from seed to series A.

Posted 22 days ago
By Informatic Ventures

Opp: Digital Promotion For Business Course [ Fully Funded ]

Working with a number of colleges we are offering a fully funded digital skills course to ANY individual in Scotland (16+) We are keen to spread the word further and let Scottish residents and businesses know about this initiative. The online course is free and there are no catches. Hopefully this is something you would like to support and push out through your networks. We are seeing many people register and complete the course, whether they be a Business Manager who wishes to gain the knowledge in modern marketing techniques to better equip their business in this digital age, or a 16 year old who is wanting to gain another certificate to add to their CV prior to entering the workforce. The nationally accredited NCFE Level 2 Digital Promotion for Business course is fully funded – which means you pay nothing – it is completed through Distance Online Learning of approximately 8 weeks and is available to any Adult in Scotland aged 16 and over. The course consists of the following units: Digital Promotion for Business Understanding Search Engine Optimisation for Business Coordinating the use of Digital Media for Business Coordinating Offline and Digital Media for Business Producing Digital Promotional Content for Business Understanding Social Media Measuring the Effectiveness of Digital Promotional Activity for Business The online course is easy to use and simple to follow and learning can take place at a learner’s own leisure. So all you need to decide now is whether you are interested in furthering your career, enhancing your job prospects or wish to aid your company in being more profitable There are only 2 key requirements in order to be eligible for the full funding of the course: Learner must be over 16 years of age & Must be a resident of Scotland & have resided within any EU country over the last 3 years To register for the course, it is a simple process. All we require is each learners go ahead and the following details: Full Name Of Each Learner: Contact Email Address of Each learner: Contact Number Of Each Learner: Places and funding are limited and for more information about this offer please visit or telephone 0800 254 50 51 or email

Posted 2 months ago
By Digital Skills Scotland

Opp: The Kelpies Illustration Prize [ Open for Entries ]

Designers and illustrators based in Scotland are asked to submit five illustrations for a children's book on the theme of fables for a chance to win a prize package including a publishing deal. Are you an artist or illustrator based in Scotland? Do youlove children’s books? Then the Kelpies Illustration Prize is for you! We’re looking for imaginative and talented illustrators based in Scotland with a passion for children’s books. Sound like you? Keep reading! We’ve put together a brilliant prize package, designed to support your development as a children’s book illustrator, which includes the following: - A £1,000 cash prize - One year of mentoring by an experienced design team - A publishing contract with Floris Books for an illustrated project - A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2019 conference, plus £100 towards expenses You’ll find full details of what’s on offer in our Terms & Conditions (available on our website). This year, the Kelpies Illustration Prize is all new! Please make sure you read our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions (available on our website) carefully to get to grips with the new submission criteria. This year, we’re asking you to submit five illustrations for a children’s book on the theme of fables. The judges will be looking for imaginative interpretations, dynamic compositions and fully realised characters – both human and animal. You might find inspiration from existing fables from around the world, or new fables that you’ve created. For further information, please contact or visit the link below >>>

Posted 16 days ago
By Floris Books

Opp: Passion 2020

We are producing a large scale community project for 2020 and looking for artists from all genres who would be interested in being part of it. We are beginning to talk to people and are receiving expressions of interest

Posted one month ago
By Cutting Edge Theatre

Opp: Festival Film and Photography Placement

- This year manipulate is recruiting a Festival Film & Photography Placement to play a key role in the delivery of the 2018 Festival’s online marketing campaign, capturing and documenting the festival. This is an opportunity that encourages creativity through images and film. Whilst the applicant will be working closely with the marketing team to produce promotional material, the output is to focus on the development of a unique individual take on the festival, to help nurture an emerging creative style. The applicant will receive: A daily stipend of £20 per day All travel reimbursed Complimentary tickets to performances and screenings during the festival An opportunity to meet and network with the artists and ongoing support from the manipulate team 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with our Festival Photographer Jassy Earl An opportunity to build new contacts in visual theatre, add to your portfolio and gain professional experience within a festival context. We require a couple of hours of your time before and after the festival for inductions and evaluations. During the festival we require you to be available full-time. We will, wherever possible, work around your existing work obligations.

Posted 11 months ago
By Manipulate Festival

Salary 20/day
Deadline 18 December 2019

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