Shetland Arts, in partnership with Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council invite applications from artists and makers for funding of up to £1500 towards their creative and professional development. Since 2007, Shetland Arts’ Craft and Visual Artist Award schemes have awarded over £100,000 to Shetland artists and makers.This funding scheme in Shetland is part of a national Creative Scotland award scheme, for more information about this scheme please click here.

Whether your medium is paint, clay, ink, film, silver, textiles, glass or something else entirely, and whatever stage in your career you’re at, if you think we can help you advance your creative and professional skills we’d like to hear from you

The next deadline for applications is 31st March 2017, scroll down for the Shetland Visual Arts and Crafts Guidelines and Application Form. If you’d like an informal chat about the Awards and eligibility you can phone 01595 743843 or email

Previous work from recipients of the Visual Art and Craft Awards (click on image for name of artist/maker).

Gail Harvey

Gail Harvey Paintings

Jono Sandilands

The Art of Ping Pong - Jono Sandilands

Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison Prints

Joyce Wark

Joyce Wark Paintings

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