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The Finnis Scott Foundation was established under the Will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2006.

 

The Trustees can make grants for any charitable purpose, but their present policy is to focus grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. By doing so, they acknowledge the two enduring preoccupations – art collecting and gardening - of Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., (1887-1986) and his wife, Valerie Finnis V.M.H. (1924-2006).

 

We are delighted to announce a new bi-annual award of £10,000 for Botanical Art.

 

Aimed at UK and Ireland botanical art groups or organisations, this award will recognise those who have helped to raise the profile of botanical art and seek to further extend their reach to new audiences. To qualify applicants must demonstrate a recent record of achievement in promoting botanical art. Regional and national botanical art societies, florilegium groups, independent courses, affiliated groups and other community organisations associated with teaching or promoting botanical art may apply. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018, the first award is to be made in August 2018 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Finnis Scott Foundation.

For more information please contact botanicalartaward@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk