Mandate Go See Fund

The Mandate Go See Fund aims to help develop the knowledge and/or skills of a wide range of voices, in turn ensuring that diverse opinions are able to feed into policy developments in Scotland and across the UK.

SCAN invites applications to this fund, which is for anyone working in the contemporary visual arts in Scotland who seeks funding to attend an event.

Run in partnership with Engage Scotland, the fund will support attendance
at:

  • Events that explore policy and practice within the contemporary visual art sector and the wider creative industries. Events where participants build new networks and contacts whilst championing the role of artists and contemporary visual art. Events that connect with and drive forward the Visual Arts Manifesto.

The scheme includes:

  • Event ticket costs up to £300 (where applicable) plus up to £200 for travel costs. A stipend of £170 per day (pro rata for shorter events). Additional funding for childcare and access support if applicable.

If you are successful we will ask you:

  • To complete a short feedback form so that we can share your learning with our wider networks and further develop our ongoing campaigning and advocacy.
  • To share the message of the Visual Arts Manifesto at the event you attend. Your attendance at the event will be shared on social media by the Mandate team (SCAN/Engage). We may also share quotes and images from your feedback form.

We can consider applications from those working in visual arts for attendance at:

  • Events that explore policy and practice within the contemporary visual art sector and the wider creative industries. Events where participants build new networks and contacts whilst championing the role of artists and contemporary visual art. Events that connect with and drive forward the Visual Arts Manifesto.

Who can apply?

All Scotland based contemporary visual arts workers including artists, curators, facilitators/educators and producers who are unable to draw on institutional support for this activity and who are not in full-time education. Applicants are responsible for their own tax and National Insurance contributions.

We encourage applications from people at all stages of their careers and from under-represented groups and communities.

How to apply

The next deadline for Mandate funding will be announced here. with links to this information provided via our social media, alongside a link to the application form and guidance notes. We have kept the application process as short as we can, asking applicants to provide information of the conference/learning event they would like to attend, a budget breakdown and an outline of what you hope to get out of the experience.