A PROJECT has been launched to support Scottish artists who are black or people of colour (BPoC).

Gray’s School of Art’s creative unit, Look Again, alongside community interest charity We Are Here Scotland, is looking to address “the lack of opportunities available to BPoC creatives in Scotland”.

The project is inviting creatives to submit ideas to create an exhibition to showcase BPoC art in Aberdeen city centre next year.

There are two commissions available, with successful applications winning the chance to host an exhibition in the Look Again project space in Aberdeen for six weeks between February and May next year.

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The winners will also have the chance to host a public talk or workshop to coincide with their exhibitions.

Hilary Nicol, co-director at Look Again, said: “Look Again and Gray’s School of Art has an excellent reputation nationally for curating and commissioning work that supports the creative sector in the northeast and across Scotland.

“We regularly work closely with Aberdeen City Council through our Seed Fund commissioning programme, to support emerging artists and designers in the northeast and deliver a number of projects to support the economic, social and cultural development across Scotland.

“This new partnership will provide an opportunity for Look Again and We Are Here Scotland to come together to pool expertise, to put a spotlight on Aberdeen and the northeast, and to deliver a programme of national significance that will support creatives who are black and people of colour.”

We Are Here Scotland Founder, Ica Headlam, who is an alumnus of Look Again’s Creative Accelerator Course, will help support the project.

Headlam said: “I'm pleased that We Are Here Scotland and the Look Again Team are able to come together to provide this unique opportunity for black and people of colour artists based in the northeast of Scotland.

“Both organisations recognise that there still remains a need to amplify the artistic talents that exist within the BPoC community. I'm looking forward to seeing how this collaborative project develops over the coming months and wish all applicants the best of luck throughout the selection process.”

Each of the projects selected will have a budget of £4000 to support their exhibitions and to cover fees, materials, production and installation costs.

To find out how to apply, artists and creatives should visit Look Again Aberdeen by Sunday 30 October at midnight.