Mhairi Killin, “Constellation, not Sequencing Carries Truth” after Olga Tokarczuk Media: Repurposed giclee print from original photograph by the artist with burnt Finnish birch and silver Size: 55cm x55cm. Recipient of a VACMA award in 2020.
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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Argyll and Bute 2020/21

Posted by CHARTS

Type

Funding and Grants

Deadline Date

02/02/2021

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:  

  • 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.  

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:


Guidance for applicants (PDF)
Application form

Please contact info@chartsargyllandisles.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:

Michelle Goan £500
Caitlin Hegney £500
Eve Campbell £500
Lesley Burr £500
Sian MacQueen £500
Val O'Regan £500
Mhairi Killin £1500
Miek Zwamborn £1500 

CHARTS is an Argyll and Bute wide, member-network. Set-up to promote the sector and increase opportunities, your membership is important to us and free of charge. If you haven't already registered for membership, please see: http://www.chartsargyllandisles.org or contact James@chartsargyllandisles.org for more information or support with creating and building your profile on our website. 

Image: Mhairi Killin, “Constellation, not Sequencing Carries Truth” after Olga Tokarczuk Media: Repurposed giclee print from original photograph by the artist with burnt Finnish birch and silver Size: 55cm x55cm. Recipient of an Argyll and Bute VACMA award in 2020.