Local Support for Artists and Makers #VACMAScotland

Local Support for Artists and Makers #VACMAScotland

Bursaries of £500 and £750 available
Deadlines: Tuesday 24 October 2023 (5pm) and Tuesday 6 February 2024 (5pm)

Visual Artists and Craft Makers are invited to apply for bursaries of up to £750 for their creative development.

Funded by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland in partnership with a range of local authorities and arts agencies across Scotland, the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) will support artists at all stages of their career to develop their creative practice.

This can include researching a new body of work, experimenting with new materials, attending courses, artistic mentoring, masterclasses and residencies, among other activities.

The VACMA programme offers fixed bursaries of £500 for early-career applicants who have less than 5 years’ experience and £750 for applicants that have been practicing for over 5 years. The bursary schemes are managed locally by the VACMA partners. This year there are 17 schemes covering 26 Local Authority areas.

Amanda Catto, Head of Visual Arts at Creative Scotland said

“VACMA offers essential support to artists and craft makers at every stage in their practice. This funding will enable artists and makers to test new ideas, develop their skills and make new work.

VACMA is made possible through partnership working and the skill and dedication of our partners who are committed to supporting artists and makers in their local area. These awards generate long-lasting impacts and make an important contribution to the cultural ecology of the local area.”

Dundee visual artists and makers should apply to www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/vacma or contact themcmanus@leisureandculturedundee.com

There is more useful information on https://www.creativescotland.com/vacma

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