Welcome to the website of the Dewar Arts Awards, supporting the brightest and best of Scotland's young artistic talent.

We fund exceptional young artists in any discipline who do not have the financial means to achieve their full potential.


ALAN BENZIE Music (Composition)

Alan made history by gaining the highest 'rating' of any Scot entering Berklee College of Music.
Image: William Ellis

LUKE FOWLER Visual Arts (Film)

Luke received a Dewar Arts Award in 2004 and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012.
Image: Emile Holba/Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists

LAUREN MACCOLL Music (Violin)

Lauren is "quite simply the best I have ever seen" (A leading teacher of Scottish Traditional Music)
Image: Michelle Fowlis

JEN HADFIELD Literature (Poetry)

Jen received a Dewar Arts Award in 2007 and won the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry the following year.

ANDREW LAMB Crafts (Jewellery)

Andrew is considered to be one of the finest young UK metalworkers/jewellers of his generation.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Any artist under the age of 30 and living or working in Scotland can be nominated.

APPLY NOW

Find out about our application process or fill in an application form.

SHOWCASE

View multimedia examples of previous Awardees’ work, including films, music and images.


NEWS

11
Jan
2014

Awardee's work receives more BAFTA nominations.

14
Dec
2013

Awardee Malcolm Cruickshank has created a unique kilt made from Lottery tickets. 

21
Nov
2013

Congratulations to Dewar Awardee Paul Wright, whose debut feature film has won a Scottish BAFTA