Visual Arts and Craft Makers Awards

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

Closing date: 7 Feb 2018

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.

Awards of between £500 and £1,500 are available.

Many of the VACMA schemes also provide mentoring opportunities.

The next deadline for the awards is Wednesday 7 February 2018. Awards have been confirmed for the following areas:



City of Edinburgh



Highlands (also covering Moray)

South Ayrshire

South of Scotland (Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway)

You can also find out more by visiting Creative Scotland.

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