Visual Arts & Craft Maker Awards 2021

About the Programme

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award (VACMA) offers small grants to visual artists and craft makers for their creative development at all stages of their career. These awards are supported by Creative Scotland through funding from the National Lottery in partnership with (insert name of your local authority and partners here).

In place of usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries:

  • Bursaries of £750
  • Bursaries of £500 for New Graduates / Emerging Artists. Applicants must have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education or training or to have graduated in 2015 or later.

The fund is open to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and are living or working or maintaining a studio space within the Local Authority area to which you are applying.

The next deadline will be Tuesday 2 February 2021. Guidance and application form will be available shortly – please check this page for updates.

Download forms to apply.

Further Info



Event Info

Cost - £FREE for session(s)

Dates - Mon 05 Oct to Tue 02 Feb


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Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-18:00

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