Prizes and Awards

Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Morton Award

Updated: 17 May 2022

The RSA Morton Award grants £5,000 for artists working in a lens-based media in Scotland to research, develop and produce a new body of work. The award is funded by The Morton Charitable Trust.


  • Artists must be working in a lens-based media (includes digital & analogue photography, film and video)
  • Artists must have either been born in Scotland, have studied at a Scottish art school, or been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years
  • Current undergraduate or postgraduate students are not eligible.

What you get:

  • A monetary award to research, develop and produce a new body of work in a lens-based medium.
  • An exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy at a future date.
  • Acquisition of work into the RSA Permanent Collection; ‘A Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland’.
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