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VACMA: Edinburgh - Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards 2021/22

07 Jan 2022

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities to Visual Artists /Craft Makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice. 

Applicants must be living or working or maintaining a studio space within Edinburgh.

Funds Available

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 scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

• Artist/Maker Bursaries of £750

• Early Career Bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years)

Please contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, for further details or an informal chat about VACMA: Edinburgh.



Round 1:  Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5pm 

Round 2:  Tuesday, 01 February 2022, 5pm

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for general helpful tips on applying.



VACMA: Edinburgh 21/22 Application Documents