Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) open for applications

Applications are now open for bursaries of up to £750 of National Lottery funding, through Creative Scotland’s Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) programme.

Closing date: 10 Nov 2020

The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) are a programme of small grants schemes with a range of local authorities and art agencies across Scotland to support Scotland-based visual artists and craft makers in their creative and professional development.

Established by Creative Scotland, these partnerships give support at a local level and work with local panels to offer funds to support practitioners at all stages of their career who have demonstrated a commitment to their work and in developing their practice through new work, new skills or new opportunities.

This year’s VACMA programme offers two fixed fee bursaries - the first is a £750 grant for visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice; the second is a grant of £500 for new graduates/emerging artists.

VACMA funding has previously supported projects including skills development and courses, artistic mentoring, researching a new body of work and experimenting with new materials.

Full eligibility criteria and a list of participating local partners through which applications will be made, is available on the VACMA page.

The next deadlines are:

  • 5pm, Tuesday 10 November 2020
  • 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2021

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Opportunity provided by:
Creative Scotland & Local Authorities
Venue Location:
Across Scotland

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