Since 2002, the Dewar Arts Awards have funded over 300 artists in a wide range of disciplines. Find out more about them here.  You can also find a selection of Awardees’ work on our Showcase page.

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  • Tony Polo
    Tony felt on the back-foot when starting his dance training at 18, but he soon found that with hard work and determination he was able to quickly develop his skillset.
  • Anya Phillips
    Anya Phillips
    After four years at the Dance School of Scotland, Anya successfully auditioned for both the Central School of Ballet and the Elmhurst Ballet School. Her Award supported her studies at her chosen school - Central.
  • Jacqueline Wheeler
    Jacqueline Wheeler
    Jacqueline dreamed of studying at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. In 2020 she achieved her dream with the help of a Dewar Arts Award.
  • Thomas Cameron
    Thomas Cameron
    Thomas is a painter with a distinctive poetic vision. His award enabled him to maintain studio space and to create a body of work focusing on the people and places of Glasgow.
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    Iain Clarke
    Iain is a critically-acclaimed classical pianist from the Isle of Arran.
  • Kari Hall
    Kari is a dedicated performing artist, whose Award enabled her to pursue her dream of attending drama school.
  • Roisin Lavery
    Rosie Lavery is an accomplished soprano from Glasgow who is determined to become an international performer
  • Christopher Michie
    Christopher is a promising flautist and an ambassador for fair access in the arts.
  • Alexis Tie-Gill
    By the age of 13, Alexis had proven herself to be an accomplished pianist and violinist, and was selected to lead the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
  • Amy Paterson
    Amy is an award-winning Tenor Horn player, whose skill and determination gained her a place at the Royal Northern College of Music.
  • Ciaran Roberts-Osterberg
    Ciaran is an autistic multi-instrumentalist who excels at drums and jazz.
  • Frances Allen
    Frances combines music and design to explore the possibilities for immersive and interactive composition.
  • Joshua Parkhill
    Joshua is an award-winning trombonist with a passion for teaching and community outreach.
  • Calum Moore
    Calum is a writer-director who created his first play in full iambic pentameter.
  • Melek Ipek Vursavas
    Melek Ipek moved to Scotland from Turkey, and from the age of four began to demonstrate exceptional capacity as a pianist.
  • Tallulah Molleson
    Whilst studying at St Mary's Music School as a chorister, Tallulah began playing saxophone and discovered a love of jazz music. She went on to study jazz saxophone at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, supported by a Dewar Arts Award.
  • Daniel Toderas
    Born in Romania, Daniel moved to Scotland at the age of 13 and is determined to show that with hard work and dedication, anyone can achieve their dreams.
  • Symone Hutchison
    Symone learned the trombone as part of Sistema Scotland's 'Big Noise' programme, and now hopes to give back to others through performance and teaching.
  • Kirsty Craig
    Kirsty Craig is an accomplished dancer and multi-faceted perfomer with a capacity for singing, acting and teaching
  • Luke Gallagher
    An aspiring actor, Luke believes his working class Glasgwegian upbringing has given him the positivity and tenacity to succeed
  • Karah Pollock
    Demonstrating natural talent and flair for dance, Karah began her award-winning career from the age of three.
  • Liam Bonthrone
    Liam is a highly accomplished tenor from Perth, who credits the leaders of his hometown community choir for nurturing his talent for music.
  • Jennifer Bruce
    Jennifer received a Dewar Arts Award to enable her to study dance and musical theatre at her dream college.
  • Irina Vartopeanu
    Irina moved from Romania to Glasgow, to study in the BA Performance in BSL and English at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
  • Alyth Ross
    Alyth's Dewar Arts Award enabled her to study drama at the Guildhall School - something she considers a life-changing experience
  • Shola von Reynolds
    Shola is a Scottish-Nigerian writer who in 2018 was selected as Cove Park's Scottish Emerging Writer.
  • Kirsty MacLeod
    Kirsty is an exceptional musician who has performed with orchestras and freelance at high profile events.
  • Ross Montgomery
    Ross is a clarinettist and saxophonist whose exceptional talent has been demonstrated through spirited, exhilirated performance.
  • Colin Murray
    Colin is an exceptional opera singer who is passionate about performing solo and as part of an ensemble.
  • Emma Simpson
    When studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Emma identified the need to purchase her own bassoon in order to develop fully as a musician.
  • Grace Wain
    Grace was chosen to participate in a prestigious residential Song Masterclass, and with the support of the Dewar Arts Awards was able to accept the opportunity.
  • Lewis Blackwood
    By the age of 14, Lewis had developed his skills as a percussionist to the level of an undergraduate.
  • Rennie Sutherland
    Rennie is an award-winning clarinettist who has worked with critically-aclaimed conductors.
  • Rachael Keiller
    Rachael is a theatre performer and practitioner of great promise, who is passionate about making work with and for young audiences.
  • Stephanie Maitland
    A highly experienced operatic performer, Stephanie's Award supported her in her postgraduate studies at the RNCM.
  • Ewan Miller
    Ewan worked tirelessly to gain the experience he needed as an actor for a place to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.