Talented and emerging artists are being encouraged not to miss out on a funding initiative which closes next week.
Organisers of the annual Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival are calling for artists and designers to apply for support from its Seed Fund, launched at the end of December.
The funding opportunity is offering creative minds in the North-east the chance to make a seed of an idea become a reality to feature in the festival.
Debuting in 2015, the Look Again festival is spearheaded by Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen-based art agency SMART.
Celebrating the very best of visual art and design, it aims to challenge the way we see the Granite City and put the North-east of Scotland on the map as a centre of excellence for innovative and imaginative projects.
Sally Reaper, Look Again festival director, said: “This is a great chance for an artist to realise an idea that otherwise might not have seen the light of day.
“We have already had a formal entry and a lot of inquiries regarding the fund and we are excited to hopefully see more come in.
“The funny thing with artists is sometimes they can be really last-minute so while the closing date is January 22, we fully expect a lot more entries to come in.
“What we do ask is that they don’t miss out on this opportunity for the Seed Fund.”
Up to four artists, who have an association with the North-east will be in line for a £2,000 funding package. Once completed, their work will form part of the 2017 Look Again event.
The art festival, which sees installations and events across the city, has become a firm favourite on Aberdeen’s cultural calendar. It attracts world-leading artists such as last year’s headliners, Turner Prize winners Assemble, as well as hundreds of artists from across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The festival is due to take place from Thursday, April 27, to Monday, May 1, with the line-up for the event still to be announced.