Awards & Opportunities

Prizes, grants & opportunities...

Shift Canada 2019/21

Applied Arts Scotland

One of four makers from Scotland chosen to participate in "Shift Canada"; a week's residency at NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2019. 

In the words of AAS:

"Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together Scottish and Canadian makers to create new works which respond to Identity, Sustainability and/or Collaboration."

Sadly, Covid-19 put paid to a further residency in the Highlands in spring 2020, but weaver Jennifer Green and Sarah Paramor created their own lockdown residency... Together they have made "Shoes for Mary", which will be exhibited in Meet Make Collaborate at Inverness Museum from 27 April to 19 June 2021. 

Craft Scotland COMPASS Emerging Maker 2019

 One of the eight designer makers on the first COMPASS Emerging Makers Programme. COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s brand new learning and development programme, created specifically for makers. Meet the eight makers here

Photography by Ellie Morag / Craft Scotland

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award Scheme 2019

Awarded a VACMA to attend the Basketmakers' Association York Spring and learn to make rush bags with the wonderful Nadine Anderson from her beautiful hand-cut rush.  

This new skill has been used to create some of the work  "Bags, Bottles & Baskets" exhibition in Inverness Museum. 

Best Basketry 2018: second prize

Dark Tendril Bag”, a bias-plaited corsetry bag, awarded second prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £1,000 prize.

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award Scheme 2018

Awarded a grant to explore using traditional basketry techniques to make basketry pieces from Highlands plants.

Best Basketry 2017: third prize

Highland Hairmoss Basket”, a bag made of hairmoss (Polytrichum commune), awarded third prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £500 prize.

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