Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Argyll and Bute 2020/21
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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 Argyll and Bute Council and made possible in Argyll and Bute by support from CHARTS.
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:
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 deadline for Argyll and Bute will be Tuesday 2 February 2021.
Two online information sessions about the grants will take place on:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
In March 2020, 19 submissions were received for VACMA Awards, funded by Argyll and Bute Council and Creative Scotland. This was a challenge for the panel, made up of Alexia Holt (Cove Park), Jackie Shearer (Rothesay Pavilion), Ross Sinclair (Independent Artist), Arlene Cullum (Argyll and Bute Council), Stephen Palmer (Creative Scotland) and Jo McLean (CHARTS Chair). Due to the pandemic delaying elements of delivery, please watch this page over the coming weeks for more information and details of outcomes. From a highly competitive round, awards were given to the following artists: