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Stephen Palmer Travel Bursary Fund 2024

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Open to freelance artists, curators, producers, writers and educators at any stage in their career. Each bursary supports the creative and professional development of an individual working in the visual arts sector in Scotland. Up to 10 bursaries of £500 available, with additional budget for access needs.

In 2023, Engage supported 11 practitioners through the bursary. People who are not able to travel due to a health condition, disability and/or caring responsibilities, who would benefit from being supported can undertake their research at a distance through digital and/or other facilitated means. Digital software/subscriptions for those who can’t travel and would require specific programmes etc. are eligible.

Full information and application form visit Engage.

For any further information or support with your application please contact: Sarah Robinson Frood, Engage Scotland Coordinator:


The Stephen Palmer Travel Bursary was developed in 2022 by Creative Scotland in partnership with Engage Scotland, to honour Stephen Palmer, a highly regarded and deeply respected Officer and Visual Arts specialist who devoted much of his career to the work of Creative Scotland and its predecessor body, The Scottish Arts Council. Established following his death in 2021 these annual awards reflect Stephen’s deep belief in the value of travel to broaden horizons, to build new connections and to inform and inspire the development of new work.