The award of 14 bursaries was announced on 25th February 2019

In partnership with the Saltire Society, Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, was delighted to offer two distinctive bursary opportunities for older emerging artists. In total 14 bursaries have been awarded: 13 smaller awards (£500 to £1,000) to support a range of individual professional development opportunities, and one larger award (£2,000) supported by a Saltire Society Inspiring Scotland Bursary to enable the early development of a new creative idea. Applicants had to be aged over 50 and be resident in Scotland, and submissions were received from across the country and in all art forms.

Supporting emerging older artists is a priority for Luminate. As Scotland’s population ages so more people are turning to the arts as a profession later in life, while others may have worked in one area of the arts and seek to develop skills in another. Finding support to develop professional arts skills can be challenging for older artists, and Luminate is keen to support their development.

One of the recipients of these bursaries was myself (Robin Lloyd-Jones) – about which more later. Another recipient was Fiona Harrison (age 61), who is this month’s Guest Blogger (Click here).
Full details of
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