Awardees Since 2002, the Dewar Arts Awards have funded over 300 artists in a wide range of disciplines. Find out more about them here. You can also find a selection of Awardees’ work on our Showcase page. Filter by YearAll Years2002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Filter by ArtformAll ArtformsCraftsDanceDramaFilmLiteratureMusicMusical TheatreVisual Arts Kari Hall Kari is a dedicated performing artist, whose Award enabled her to pursue her dream of attending drama school. Roisin Lavery Rosie Lavery is an accomplished soprano from Glasgow who is determined to become an international performer Christopher Michie Christopher is a promising flautist and an ambassador for fair access in the arts. Alexis Tie-Gill By the age of 13, Alexis had proven herself to be an accomplished pianist and violinist, and was selected to lead the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Amy Paterson Amy is an award-winning Tenor Horn player, whose skill and determination gained her a place at the Royal Northern College of Music. Ciaran Roberts-Osterberg Ciaran is an autistic multi-instrumentalist who excels at drums and jazz. Frances Allen Frances combines music and design to explore the possibilities for immersive and interactive composition. Joshua Parkhill Joshua is an award-winning trombonist with a passion for teaching and community outreach. Calum Moore Calum is a writer-director who created his first play in full iambic pentameter. Melek Ipek Vursavas Melek Ipek moved to Scotland from Turkey, and from the age of four began to demonstrate exceptional capacity as a pianist. Tallulah Molleson Whilst studying at St Mary's Music School as a chorister, Tallulah began playing saxophone and discovered a love of jazz music. She went on to study jazz saxophone at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, supported by a Dewar Arts Award. Daniel Toderas Born in Romania, Daniel moved to Scotland at the age of 13 and is determined to show that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their dreams. Symone Hutchison Symone learned the trombone as part of Sistema Scotland's 'Big Noise' programme, and now hopes to give back to others through performance and teaching. Kirsty Craig Kirsty Craig is an accomplished dancer and multi-faceted perfomer with a capacity for singing, acting and teaching Luke Gallagher An aspiring actor, Luke believes his working class Glasgwegian upbringing has given him the positivity and tenacity to succeed Karah Pollock Demonstrating natural talent and flair for dance, Karah began her award-winning career from the age of three. Liam Bonthrone Liam is a highly accomplished tenor from Perth, who credits the leaders of his hometown community choir for nurturing his talent for music. Jennifer Bruce Jennifer received a Dewar Arts Award to enable her to study dance and musical theatre at her dream college. Irina Vartopeanu Irina moved from Romania to Glasgow, to study in the BA Performance in BSL and English at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Alyth Ross Alyth's Dewar Arts Award enabled her to study drama at the Guildhall School - something she considers a life-changing experience Shola von Reynolds Shola is a Scottish-Nigerian writer who in 2018 was selected as Cove Park's Scottish Emerging Writer. Kirsty MacLeod Kirsty is an exceptional musician who has performed with orchestras and freelance at high profile events. Ross Montgomery Ross is a clarinettist and saxophonist whose exceptional talent has been demonstrated through spirited, exhilirated performance. Colin Murray Colin is an exceptional opera singer who is passionate about performing solo and as part of an ensemble. Emma Simpson When studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Emma identified the need to purchase her own bassoon in order to develop fully as a musician. Grace Wain Grace was chosen to participate in a prestigious residential Song Masterclass, and with the support of the Dewar Arts Awards was able to accept the opportunity. Lewis Blackwood By the age of 14, Lewis had developed his skills as a percussionist to the level of an undergraduate. Rennie Sutherland Rennie is an award-winning clarinettist who has worked with critically-aclaimed conductors. Rachael Keiller Rachael is a theatre performer and practitioner of great promise, who is passionate about making work with and for young audiences. Stephanie Maitland A highly experienced operatic performer, Stephanie's Award supported her in her postgraduate studies at the RNCM. Ewan Miller Ewan worked tirelessly to gain the experience he needed as an actor for a place to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Hugh Mackay Hugh is an award-winning cellist who has performed in every major concert hall in Britain. Aileen Sweeney Aileen is an accordionist of formidable talent and keen imagination. Isabelle Thomson Isabelle is a gifted painter whose work combines oil, text and animation. Jean Oberlander Jean is an award-winning textiles designer who gained a First Class Honours Degree from Gray's School of Art Leona Craig Leona is an actor and musician hailing from Crieff, who gained a prestigious place to study at the Montview Theatre School in London.