The Scottish Landscape Awards 2023

  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 31/05/2023
  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 31/05/2023

Website Scottish Arts Trust

We’re excited to let you know that Scotland’s newest open call for artists, The Scottish Landscape Awards, is launching from 1 March 2023, with a first prize of £10,000.

The awards are open to anyone over the age of 16 years, born, living or studying in Scotland, regardless of experience. We’d really appreciate your help in spreading the word and would encourage those who are eligible, to apply for this fantastic opportunity.

A distinguished panel of judges comprising Ade Adesina, Marian Leven, David Mach, Barbara Rae (chair), and Jane and Louise Wilson will select the artists and prize-winners with the resulting exhibition held at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh from 4 November 2023 to 3 March 2024.

Applicants can submit works in any medium including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, textiles and sculpture however we are also particularly interested in receiving entries in animation, installation, film and video, multimedia, performance and virtual reality. These can be by individual artists or a group of artists.

We are also open to what the interpretation of landscape means. Works can be imaginary, abstract, documentary, ecological, reflective, dynamic or realistic, rural, urban, industrial, suburban or surreal – anything is possible as long as the work carries a strong sense of place, context, or environment.

The Scottish Landscape Awards inaugural programme includes:

  • The Prizes
    • £10,000 for first prize
    • £1000 for second prize
    • £500 for third prize
    • £500 for the Young Landscape Artist Award
    • In 2023 there will be an Edinburgh Award for the top work depicting any aspect of the city in any media.

In 2026 there will be a Dumfries and Galloway Award when the 2026 exhibition moves to the Kirkcudbright Galleries in Dumfries and Galloway and in 2028 it will become the Aberdeen Award when the 2028 exhibition moves to the Aberdeen Art Gallery.

  • The Exhibition 

Exhibiting in The Scottish Landscape Awards in augural exhibition which will occupy two floors of the City Art Centre in Edinburgh running from November 2023 to March 2024.

  • The Scottish Landscape Awards Short Films

Each selected artist / collective has the opportunity to make a short film about their work. Our films have a wide reach with the Scottish Portrait Awards (part one) receiving over 30,000 views.

  • The Scottish Landscape Awards Catalogue

Each selected artist / collective will receive a page in the inaugural catalogue with insights into their work.

  • About the Organisers

The Scottish Landscape Awards is managed the Scottish Arts Trust, a registered charity dedicated to promoting the arts in Scotland. Annually the Scottish Arts Trust delivers the acclaimed Scottish Portrait Awards; the Scottish Arts Trust Short Story Award; The Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction; The Isobel Lodge Award for New Scottish Writing and The Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction.

  • How to Enter

Entries will be open from 1 March to 31 May 2023. For further details can be found by visiting https://www.scottishlandscapeawards.com

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