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    We are delighted to announce The RSA MacRobert Art Award for Painting, a £20,000 annual award for mid-career painters to enable a 12-month period of research and development. The award intends to provide the time and financial assistance for a committed painter whose circumstances have, for whatever reason, made it difficult to focus upon and develop their artistic talent. Whilst the award is financial, a significant value will be the opportunity that the funds can directly, or indirectly provide. 


    To be eligible for the award, entrants must be painters who graduated at least 10 years ago or have at least 10 years of substantive practice. The selected artist must also have been born, or currently living, in Scotland. The award is for artists working in fine art painting of any medium or subject.


    Applications are made online through via the link below. Please read the guidelines in full before applying. 


    Deadline: Sunday 16 July, 11:59pm.


    Click here to apply


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  • The MacRobert Trust
    Lady MacRobert

    The MacRobert Trust

    Sir Alexander MacRobert (1854-1922) and Lady MacRobert (1884-1954) married in 1911 and lived on the Douneside Estate in Aberdeenshire. After the death of her husband and three sons, Lady MacRobert continued to run the estate and immersed herself pursuing her own interests and supporting those of her family. These interests covered a broad range of subjects including supporting military life, farming and agriculture, gardening and horticulture, geology, art, music and her local community.

    Prior to her death in 1954, Lady MacRobert established a series of charitable trusts that reflected her keen wish to continue to support those interests after she had gone and particularly to present young people with opportunities to better themselves as well as to support and nurture their belief in the traditions, ideals and spirit.


    Find out more about The MacRobert Trust.


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