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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 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.


Round 1:  Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 5pm

Round 2:  Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5pm

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

Creative Scotland are running free, online information sessions about the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards and will be held on:

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10am to 11am 

Book for Thursday 15 October

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10am to 11am

Book for Tuesday 27 October


VACMA Application Documents 20/21