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Professional Development

ArtWorks Scotland Conference 2013

About the Programme

The purpose of the Professional Development fund was to enable artists and other creative professionals to develop their skills and/or professional practice nationally and internationally. Support was offered towards a range of research and development activity, including, but not limited to:

  • Attendance at conferences, seminars, festivals, and other professional networking/information sharing events
  • A structured programme of technical skills development
  • Attendance at, and participation in, conferences, workshops, master-classes, seminars and trade fairs; or a residency to develop professional practice
  • Mentoring and shadowing opportunities
  • Participation in international and European networks; exploratory visits to establish contacts / build new relationships

The Professional Development programme ran between 2011-14 but as of August 2014 the fund is now closed.  From September 2014, anyone interested in funding for training, skills development or development of their artistic practice should now look at the Open Project Fund.

If you require any advice about Creative Scotland funding, please contact the Enquiries Service on 0845 603 6000 (10am-12pm & 2-4pm Mon - Fri, voicemail outwith these hours) or email enquiries@creativescotland.com


Professional Development Guidelines 2014

Download the guidelines for the Professional Development fund.