Closing date 23 December 2022

The BUZZCUT Emerging Artist Award is for an artist of any age (18+) with under 3 years professional experience working in Live Art and/or contemporary performance.

It supports artists through funding, advice and mentorship to create a live performance for a professional context, allowing them to increase their ambition & connect to a national network of presenters and supporters for Live Art.

This year we’re delighted to offer two awards running from May 2023 – May 2024, one in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Arts & one in partnership with Take Me Somewhere Festival.

The awards are intended for ‘Emerging Artists’, those who may have done a few projects or gigs but have not received Creative Scotland project funding before (not including COVID emergency grants) and are now interested in leading their first funded development process. We are open to artists who have had careers in other art forms and are interested in experimenting with Live Art, those who have just graduated from a performance degree & looking into experimental practices and also those who have not received any formal education or training in performance.

This opportunity is funded with a bursary of £1500, a residency opportunity, and professional mentoring.

For full details of what the award offers, our criteria, and how to apply please visit

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