The BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award is for an artist of any age (18+) with under 3 yearsprofessional experience working in Live Art and/or contemporary performance.
It supports artists through funding, advice and mentorship to create a live performance for a professional context, allowing them to increase their ambition & connect to a national network of presenters and supporters for Live Art.
This year we’re delighted to offer two awards running from May 2023 - May 2024, one in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts & one in partnership with Take Me Somewhere Festival.
The awards are intended for ‘Emerging Artists’, those who may have done a few projects or gigs but have not received Creative Scotland project funding before (not including COVID emergency grants) and are now interested in leading their first funded development process. We are open to artists who have had careers in other art forms and are interested in experimenting with Live Art, those who have just graduated from a performance degree & looking into experimental practices and also those who have not received any formal education or training in performance.
The Award Provides
£500 development fund to hire an artist mentor or go and see performance work in national festivals
Up to a weeks Residency in the Centre for Contemporary Arts ‘Creative Lab’ or Take Me Somewhere’s ‘Studio Somewhere’
Mentoring from BUZZCUT Team including; network & partnership building, producing, fundraising, career strategy, budget management & the administration tools you need to build & sustain an arts practise.
A platform to perform at BUZZCUT Festival in Spring 2024 and attend the upcoming BUZZCUT Festival in Spring 2023.
Through discussion with the successful applicant we will support them to find appropriate partners, additional funding and, if appropriate, we will create a strategic plan for the future life of the project you develop with us.
How To Apply
This award is only available to artists and performers based in Scotland, for full details regarding eligibility and how to apply click here.