South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award (VACMA)
*VACMA AWARDS ARE OPEN*
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.
The VACMA programme offers fixed bursaries of:
- Bursaries of £750 - For applicants that have been practising for over 5 years, regardless of whether they have gone through formal education or not
- Early-career bursaries of £500 - For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training (graduated in 2017 or later) or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years.
The fund is open to individual artists and makers living and working in Dumfries and Galloway or the Scottish Borders. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to their work and to advancing their skills and ideas. Applicants can apply for 100% of the total cost of their project – ie no match/in kind is required.
It is strongly recommended that prior to submitting your application you should seek guidance from Emily Moir (Scottish Borders) or Amy Marletta (D+G).
Creative Director, Upland
You can read and download the FAQ's here.
Before you complete your application please refer to the guidance notes from Creative Scotland.
How to apply:
Further information including all Guidelines and Application Forms can be found on the Live Borders website here
The deadlines are Tuesday 24 October 2023 (5pm)
Tuesday 6 February 2024. (5pm)