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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards - VACMA: Edinburgh 2020/21

05 Oct 2020

Cultural Development, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities 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 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 visual 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.

• 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.

Please contact Jo Navarro, Cultural Development Officer, Tel No: 0131 529 6716 for further details or an informal chat about VACMA.

Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for general tips on applying.

Deadline:  Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5pm

Application Form, VACMA Guidance and the Equalities Monitoring Form are available to download below.




VACMA Application Documents 20/21