ABOUT THE AWARD
 The RSA William Littlejohn Award (£2000) for Excellence and Innovation in Water-based media. The award is funded by The William Littlejohn Bequest and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:
 

  • Monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a water-based medium
  • Exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2021.
  • Acquisition of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.


  ELIGIBILITY
 

  • Entrants must be working in water-based media (any pigment mixed with water).
  • Entrants must be born or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
  • In the case of students applying, entrants must either be graduating in 2020 or currently studying at postgraduate level at one of the following art schools in Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and UHI).

  
 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
 

  • Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.
  • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into
  • The award should not be used as a capital grant.
  • The award winner will be announced by end of September 2020.
  • Normally the award should be completed by May 2021, however, due to the developing situation of COVID-19 this is flexible by negotiation.
  • The winner will exhibit a selection of resulting work in the Royal Scottish Academy the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.
  • The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work from the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.
  • The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.
  • Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 
 Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
 

  • Coherency of proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance practice.
  • Quality of visual material (please note that a crucial part of the selection process is based on the review of applicants visual material and as such we strongly encourage applicants to submit the highest quality visual material.


ABOUT THE AWARD


The Morton Award (£5,000) is for artists working in a lens-based media in Scotland. The award is funded by The Morton Charitable Trust and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:

  • Monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a lens-based medium
  • Exhibition of selected completed work at the RSA in 2021.
  • Acquisition of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.


  ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be working in a lens-based media (includes digital & analogue photography, film and video)
  • Artists must have been born in Scotland or have studied at a Scottish art school or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students are not eligible.


  CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.
  • A shortlist of artists will be invited to present their project to the Panel of Adjudicators of Monday 10 August 2020 (this will be conducted remotely).
  • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • The award should not be used as a capital grant.
  • The award winner will be announced by the end of August 2020.
  • Normally the award should be completed by May 2021, however, due to the developing situation of COVID-19 this is flexible by negotiation.
  • The winner will exhibit selected resulting work at the RSA the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.
  • The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work or DVD from the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.
  • The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.
  • Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

 

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
 

  • Coherency of proposed project and the potential to further develop and enhance practice.
  • Quality of visual material (please note that a crucial part of the selection process is based on the review of applicants visual material and as such we strongly encourage applicants to submit the highest quality visual material.

 

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