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VACMA Awards Announced - Deadline 5th October 2021

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.

Deadline: 5/10/2021

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Elaine Henderson in her Pottery Studio - VACMA recipient 2020-21
Elaine Henderson in her Pottery Studio - VACMA recipient 2020-21

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 Live Borders, Dumfries & Galloway Council, DG Unlimited and Upland.

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 5 October 2021 at 5pm.

The scheme is for individual artists and makers living and working in the Scottish Borders or Dumfries and Galloway. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to their work – whether they are at an early or established stage of their practice - and to advancing their skills and ideas.

FOR FULL INFO AND HOW TO APPLY.

 

Contact:

It is strongly recommended that prior to submitting your application you should seek guidance from Mary Morrison (Scottish Borders) or Amy Marletta (D+G).

Mary Morrison
CABN, Creative Arts Busines Network
Tel:  07789 944993
Email: MMorrison@LiveBorders1.org.uk

Amy Marletta
Creative Director, Upland
Tel:  07871 201473
Email: amy@weareupland.com