Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards

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.

Awards of between £500 and £1,500 are available. We hold deadlines in October and February.

We have introduced a £500 bursary for recent graduates/emerging artists and Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow also run a Development/Mentoring Bursary of £1500 with added support through the year.

More information and application downloads can be found here.