Grants for artists on of­fer

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

BUD­DING Dundee artists are be­ing of­fered fund­ing to keep them in the city.

A spokesman for Leisure and Cul­ture Dundee said: “The Vis­ual Arts and Craft Mak­ers Awards: Dundee are invit­ing ap­pli­ca­tions from pro­fes­sional artists and mak­ers based in the city.

“In part­ner­ship with Cre­ative Scot­land, the Vis­ual Artist and Craft Mak­ers Awards: Dundee has been es­tab­lished to sup­port Dundee-based vis­ual artists and craft prac­ti­tion­ers in their cre­ative and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment.

“The awards are in­tended to en­cour­age artists to stay in Dundee and to en­sure that the arts play a vi­tal and last­ing role in the city.”

He said that the scheme of­fers grants to in­di­vid­ual ap­pli­cants to­ward the costs in de­vel­op­ing new work of be­tween £500 and £1,500.

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