Simple Criteria

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.


Please be aware that we no longer fund CD production, and that applications for retrospective awards will not be considered.

How to Apply

You can read about our application process and fill in an application form here.

Isabella Swietlicki in ‘The Nutcracker’ (Awardee 2011)

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We have supported more than 300 talented young artists. Find out more about them here.