Tolbooth Stirling in association with Creative Scotland, and Scene Stirling, are seeking to appoint 6 x Visual / Digital Artists to each create one work to be exhibited at Tolbooth this summer.  Each artist chosen to take part will be awarded a £750 bursary.

The exhibition will be entitled ‘A Tale Of Tolbooth’, and the theme for the exhibition will be Tolbooth through the ages.  Each piece chosen for the exhibition should take inspiration from Tolbooth’s varied past or exciting present, details on Tolbooth’s colourful history and its position as a modern day cultural hub can be downloaded as part of the application form, but further independent research is welcomed.  The artwork should be creatively ambitious, and for those who wish to submit a New Media piece Tolbooth’s in-house technology will be available for exhibition purposes, including the use of projection and digital screens.

The works will be shown in Tolbooth Gallery, with an accompanying bespoke musical score, commissioned by Tolbooth for the exhibition. The musical score will include the use of traditional Scottish instruments, as well an electronic elements and will strive to represent Tolbooth’s past, and its current place in the community.

We are inviting all artists aged 16 and over to apply to take part, and priority will be given to those from with the Stirling Council area.    To be considered, you simply need to download and complete the short application form below telling us about the artwork you would like to create, and what the inspiration for the piece is, as well as submitting some examples of previous work.   Please note the deadline for submissions is midnight on March 21st 2021.

We hope to see a wide range of applicants and artistic styles, and are open to all visual art forms.   We have a wealth of incredible talent in Stirling, and we can’t wait to see what wonderful creative ideas are generated for this project.

If you require assistance to complete the application, or have any questions please contact [email protected]


Submission Deadline – 21 March
Artwork Completion Deadline – 8 May
Exhibition Dates – July 2021 (tbc subject to Scottish Government Guidelines)

This Project has been made possible thanks to Creative Scotland funding via the Performance Arts Venue Relief Fund.