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

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's nomination from a leading traditional music teacher stated: "the best I have ever seen".

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.

PAUL WRIGHT (Film)

BAFTA-winning director Paul was supported through his studies by the Dewar Arts Awards.

ANDY MACLEMAN (Dance)

Since receiving his award Andy has performed internationally, including Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

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

16
Oct
2014

Awardee Alan shortlisted for Rising Star Award

10
Oct
2014

Awardee Isabella Swietlicki takes the Bronze at Genée 2014

29
Aug
2014

A tribute to one of our founding Trustees