Awardees 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. Filter by YearAll Years2002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020Filter by ArtformAll ArtformsCraftsDanceDramaFilmLiteratureMusicMusical TheatreVisual Arts Gina Wright Gina is a talented young violist whose Award enabled her to join the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Haneen Hadiy Haneen is a talented visual artist, whose work explores her Scottish and Iraqi identity. Kira Charleton Kira Charleton is a soprano singer from Ayrshire, who possesses a fresh sounding voice and the ability to sing both classical music and music theatre. Blise Orr Blise's practice looks at urbanism and interior architecture through the design of more sustainable and considered cities. Layla Ballard Layla is a talented cellist from Edinburgh who studies at Royal College of Music in London under the tuition of Melissa Phelps. Alana Smith-Saville Alana was the first person from Orkney to be accepted into the Dance School of Scotland. Sam Marston Sam is a talented tenor vocalist, who is currently studying for a Masters in Opera Studies. Rylan Gleave Rylan is a Leith-based composer and vocalist who has been described as 'one of the brightest lights in Scotland’s new music.' Caitlin Forbes Caitlin is a dedicated musical theatre performer, with ambitions to take her skills to the highest level. Sarah McCormack Sarah is an idiosyncratic fashion designer, who uses experimental techniques to pair the old and the new. Rachel Neil Rachel is an award-winning brass player who has worked as a tutor and soloist with bands across Europe. Craig Manson Craig creates performance art using comedy and improvisation, and aims to develop audiences from working class backgrounds. Taylor Hall Taylor is a talented actor from Glasgow, who received support from the Dewar Awards to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ceri-Ann Townsend Ceri-Ann is a multi-instrumentalist, who gained a place to study at the Junior Conservatoire before applying for a BA at the RCS. Harris Beattie Harris Beattie is a truly exceptional dancer and choreographer from Aberdeen, who played the role of 'Billy Elliot' in London's West End. Rhianne Goldie Rhianne is a textile designer who creates innovative, body-adorning textiles that raise awareness of ocean waste. Timothy Edmundson Timothy is a British baritone who is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and a Master of Music. Mari-Anne Green Mari-Anne is a jazz vocalist, songwriter and composer from Glasgow, who was selected to perform her original music at the Royal Albert Hall. Tiger Mitchell Growing up in St. Andrews in a Scottish/Thai household, Tiger is passionate about physical theatre, voiceover and music. Lea Shaw Lea is an award-winning Mezzo-soprano from the Rocky Mountains of Denver, Colorado, who came to Scotland to study at the RCS. Rosie Dignan Rosie is a passionate and talented musical theatre performer from Dundee, whose Award supported her studies at Laine Theatre Arts. Ellie Jack Ellie is a determined and talented young actor whose Award enabled her to study at The Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol. Charlie Duncan A talented actor and theatre-maker, Charlie has impressed the Scottish arts community with fresh and detailed performances. Colum Donovan-Paterson A gifted young opera singer, Colum is noted for his passion and drive. Anton Ferrie A talented and creative writer with a background in acting, Anton works across multiple mediums to tell his stories. James Lyon With a love of teaching and travel, James is an actor with big ambitions to explore the social & cultural benefits of acting. Edward Howat A talented prop-maker and sculptor, Edward has worked on TV shows and received numerous commissions. Georgina MacDonell Finlayson Georgina is a violinist, composer, sound artist, and community arts practitioner from the North East of Scotland. Sonya Smullen Hailing from Glasgow, Sonya Smullen is a well-rounded practitioner in film & theatre set design with a background in music. Ryan MacKenzie Growing up around the folk music scene of Strathspey, Ryan is an accomplished pianist with many credits to his name. Myrna Tennant A versatile vocalist, Myrna studied on the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music, thanks to her Dewar Arts Award. Tony Polo Tony felt on the back-foot when starting his dance training at 18, but found that with hard work and determination he was able to quickly develop his skillset. 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. 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 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. Iain Clarke Iain is a critically-acclaimed classical pianist from the Isle of Arran.