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17 May 2016

Cultural Commissions 2016

Actors perform in a rehearsed reading of James Ley's Cultural Commissions 2015 play, Love Song to Lavender Menace

Artists – can you create exciting, engaging and empowering work that addresses LGBTI history?

With funding from Creative Scotland, LGBT History Month Scotland will award two grants of £7,000 to support two artists to carry out a Commission in the area of LGBTI history in 2016 - 2017.

We’re looking for artists to approach us with unique and inspiring proposals.

Key Themes

  • Innovation - The Cultural Commissions Awards are about innovation. This can include innovation in your own practice; you might want to explore a new art form, or a new way of working that you’ve never had the opportunity to try before.
  • Emerging artists - We're committed to supporting emerging artists. This year, at least one Cultural Commission Award will be ring fenced for an emerging artist; if you've just graduated, or you've never had a piece of work commissioned before, this could be the opportunity for you!
  • LGBTI History – It is essential that the work focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex history and heritage. We envisage that the end result of the project will be the creation of a piece of work or works that are showcased during LGBT History Month Scotland in February 2017.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out the Showcase page to find out what Cultural Commissions Awardees have done in the past.

Think you've got what it takes?

Download the brief here.

Ready to apply? Click here for the online application form.

Applications should reach us by 10.00am on Monday 20th June.

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