Upland Announces Mentoring Programme & Bursaries for D&G Emerging Artists

Work by Kyna Hodges (recipient of Emerge 2018). Photograph by Colin Tennant

A 9 month programme of mentoring and a bursary of £1,000 for emerging artists or makers who have a connection to Dumfries & Galloway.

Two Emerge Bursaries are available in 2020 for emerging artists and makers 30 years and under (supported by The Holywood Trust).

One Emerge Bursary is available in 2020 for emerging artists and makers of ANY age (supported by Creative Scotland).

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For 2020, Upland is offering three Emerge Bursaries for early career artists and makers originally from or with a strong connection to Dumfries and Galloway. Upland will offer a mentoring programme with an established practitioner in a related discipline, £1000 to fund the creation of new work and gain funded and automatic entry into Spring Fling 2020 (23-25 May 2020). The programme is aimed at emerging artists who intend to pursue a career as a professional artist / maker. Emerge aims to provide support which will enable the participants to develop both creatively and professionally providing a stepping stone between education and a career in the arts.

The deadline for applications to the Emerge Programme is 5pm on Friday 18th October 2019.

The 2019 programme: This year’s recipients were Jordan Chisholm and Sarah Rogers. Sarah graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 2017 after completing her BA (Hons) in Jewellery and metal design and was mentored by Alison Mcleod and Lisa Rothwell-Young. Jordan graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018 achieving a BA Honours (First Class) Contemporary Performance Practice and was mentored by Jo Hodges.

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