Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Angus

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Angus

In partnership with Creative Scotland

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National VACMA Autumn Deadline Tuesday 26 October 2021

National VACMA Winter Deadline Tuesday 1 February 2022

In partnership with Creative Scotland and through funding from the National Lottery, ANGUSalive have established a Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) scheme in Angus. 

VACMA offers small grants to visual artists and craft makers for their creative development at all stages of their career.

Visual Artists and Craft Makers living or practicing in Angus are invited to apply for bursaries for the development of their creative practice. This covers costs associated with developing practice including researching, creating, and presenting new work or advancing skills, technical ability and ideas.

The awards are allocated for individuals to undertake self-determined artistic and professional development. The aim is to support artistic experimentation and creation of new work that adds to the growing reputation of Angus’ artistic community and helps individuals to develop their skills.

In recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers, the scheme will continue to provide fixed bursaries this year. This 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.

  • Artist Bursaries of £750
  • Early-career bursaries of £500
    (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training,
                 graduated in 2016 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 visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and who are living or working or maintaining a studio space within Angus.

Open to Visual Artists and Craft Makers living or practicing in Angus are invited to apply for bursaries for the development of their creative practice. VACMA bursaries cover costs associated with developing practice including researching, creating and presenting new work or advancing skills, technical ability and ideas.

Please download and complete the application form and the equalities monitoring form.  

You may also wish to refer to our VACMA Artist Checklist.

Please send your completed application and supporting information to visualarts@angusalive.scot

Please see the VACMA Guidance for Applicants.

You can find out more on Creative Scotland website: Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards.

If you have any further enquiries, please email ANGUSalive on visualarts@angusalive.scot.