Margaret Tait Award 2017/2018 Nominations Open

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

Marissa Keating, ‘Margaret Tait: Film Poet’, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Glasgow Women's Library.
Margaret Tait, Where I am is Here, 1964. Courtesy of the artist's estate and LUX.

Nomination Deadline: Monday 5 December 2016

We’re excited to announce that nominations are now open for the eighth year of the Margaret Tait Award, supported by Creative Scotland and LUX. Anyone can nominate, but artists cannot nominate themselves.

The aim of the Margaret Tait Award is to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image, providing a high profile platform for them to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience. The award will be given to a Scottish or Scotland-based artist who has developed a significant body of work within film and moving image over the past 3 – 10 years and is at the cusp of a major impact on the sector.

The recipient of the award will receive a £10,000 prize to create new work and the opportunity to present it at the Glasgow Film Festival in 2018. Previous winners include Kate Davis, Duncan Marquiss, Charlotte Prodger, Anne-Marie Copestake, Torsten Lauschmann and Sarah Forrest.

Who can be nominated?

Artists who are Scottish and/​or based in Scotland.

Artists who have developed a significant body of work over the past 3 – 10 years and are at the cusp of a major impact on the moving image sector.

There is no age restriction.

We regret that we cannot accept nominations of artists who are students.

How to Nominate:

Please send 200 words on the artist’s career to date, their impact on the sector and your reasons for nominating. Be sure to include a link to the artist’s website or an online example of their work as well as the artist’s email address and phone number.

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Deadline for nominations is 9am on Monday 5 December 2016.

Read more about Margaret Tait or listen to our soundcloud on how to nominate or be nominated.

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, backed by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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