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SaltSpace X GSA Graduate Award 


The SaltSpace X GSA Graduate Award

SaltSpace is delighted to offer this award to celebrate and nurture the creative endeavours  and artistic merit and innovation of a graduate from the School of Fine Art graduating class of 2024. 

Twelve artists will be shortlisted and awarded one year’s free graduate membership with SaltSpace Cooperative, and all twelve artists will be invited to submit a proposal to be considered for the Graduate Award. 

From the shortlist one artist will be awarded the SaltSpace X GSA Graduate Award 2024. 


The awarded artist will receive: 


  • A six week studio based residency in our Dornoch St studios G40 2QT


  • £400 artist fee 


  • A one week solo show in our SaltSpace gallery in the Axiom Building, Washington St, G3 8AZ 


  • Two tutorial meetings with SaltSpace committee members 


  • Plus marketing support and a social media take over during the residency period. 

Selection process 

The shortlisted artists will be invited to submit the following information in order to be considered for the award:


  • 5 jpegs of recent work – this can be from your degree show or otherwise

  • A CV and Artist statement

  • Concept Outline: What kind of themes and work would you want to explore within the residency.

  • Concept Description:  Give us the full details on what you're planning - a brief project outline.

  • What you’ll need from Salt Space? E.g gallery hire, specific equipment, social media takeovers.

  • Suggested dates ( we may not be able to offer the exact dates you request but will try our best) . Maybe best to indicate preferred months rather than exact dates.

One of the key aims of this award is to nurture creativity in Glasgow, and provide an opportunity for a recent graduate to stay in the city, develop a body of work post-graduation, and begin to develop key skills to sustain their practice after college. 


If you feel this award does not apply to you and you will definitely not be in Glasgow/available in Winter 2024 / Spring 2025 then please get in touch with us to let us know that you would like to opt out of the award/judging process. 


If you have any queries regarding the award please feel free to get in touch


This award is kindly supported by The Glasgow School of Art Creative Network

Graduate Award Winner 2022: Finn Robinson
Graduate Award Winner 2023: Ocean Dobree

Previous Graduate Award Winners

Learn more about the SaltSpace X GSA Graduate Award and the previous award winners from 2022 (Finn Robinson, Painting & Printmaking, School of Fine Art, GSA)   & 2023 (Ocean, Fine Art Photography, School of Fine Art, GSA)

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