THE RSA MORTON AWARD

Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

 

ABOUT THE AWARD
The RSA Morton Award (£5,000) is for artists working in a lens-based media in Scotland. The award is funded by The Morton Charitable Trust and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:

  • Monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a lens-based medium
  • Exhibition of completed work at the RSA Annual Exhibition in 2019
  • Acquisition of work into the RSA Permanent Collection; ‘A Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland’.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be working in a lens-based media (includes digital & analogue photography, film and video)
  • Artists must have been born in Scotland or have studied at a Scottish art school or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students are not eligible.

CONDITIONS OF AWARD

  • Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.
  • A shortlist of artists will be invited to present their project to the Panel of Adjudicators at the RSA on Friday 10 August 2018.
  • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • The award should not be used as a capital grant.
  • The award winner will be announced by the end of September 2018.
  • The award should be completed by 1 April 2019.
  • The winner will exhibit resulting work at the RSA Annual Exhibition the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.
  • The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work or DVD from the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.
  • The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.
  • Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Mairi Lafferty 2017

Paul Duke 2016

Gair Dunlop 2015

Alicia Bruce 2014

Oliver Mezger 2013

ROGER + REID 2012

Paul Rooney 2011

Christine Borland 2010

Phillip Braham 2009

Rory Donaldson 2008

Leena Nammari 2007

Alexander & Susan Maris 2006