Artist Opportunities 2020

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

It can be difficult to stay on top of the various competitions, awards and calls for submissions that are running at any one time, but it's a necessary evil of working in the creative industry. This list will highlight just a few of the opportunities available to you right now. We'll update it every now and then to remove deadlines that have passed and add new deadlines that may be of interest.

November Deadlines

17th November

In the second edition of the UNESCO RILA Sofa Cafés, Professor Alison Phipps , holder of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (RILA) at the University of Glasgow, will enter into conversation with Deborah May (Küche), Naa Densua Tordzro (University of Glasgow), Giovanna Fassetta (University of Glasgow) and Nazmi Al-Masri (Islamic University of Gaza) to discuss women in peace-making, crafts and cooking. (Webinar)

18th November

Multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor, Paula Varjack, curates and hosts a brand new series of conversations in collaboration with students from the School's BA Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE). Today's event: Real Talk: Paula Varjack x Liv Wynter.

Craft Scotland are looking for professional, practicing craft makers who have been in business between one and four years for involvement in The COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme.

The Culture Collective is a pilot programme which will establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19.

Screen Scotland, working in partnership with International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), is offering up to three fully funded places on Rotterdam Lab 2021, organised as part of CineMart. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the lab will take place virtually in 2021, running 25 January – 5 February (not including the weekend of 30 and 31 January).

19th November

Crafts Council's bespoke advisory hour-long sessions are for makers at all stages in their career to discuss ideas or concerns about their creative practice.

Grounded in a COVID-recovery context, the Sound Connections workshop "Fundraising during challenging times" will provide the basics for if you are starting to think about how to raise funds for your project or organisation.

20th November

Glasgow based feature film shooting February - April 2021 seeking experienced crew (All grades)

Prep commencing December/January.

In The Works are looking for a queer woman of colour, preferably with a connection to Scotland, to join their team of voice actors on queer horror audio drama Folxlore.

21st November

STBP has adapted its training programme to be delivered online whilst we are still unable to gather in person, and will be delivering 5 independent sessions on Saturday mornings during October, November and December.


Singing and Parkinson's: The Research

Living or studying in Scotland? Share your creative work, for free, for a chance to win £500. The John Byrne Award accepts work in ALL creative disciplines, from anyone over 16 - and exhibits every entry on their website.

Birds of Paradise will commission three disabled writers to each write a brand new 15 minute radio play (monologue or duologue only) for broadcast on EH-FM.

23rd November

Outlander are recruiting up to 16 trainees, across various departments to train on Outlander Season 6. Full time traineeships beginning from December 2020: