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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Argyll and Bute 2022/23

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Funding and Grants

Deadline Date


The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) offer 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.  This year we will continue to offer fixed bursaries 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
  • Early-career bursaries of £500 (for applicants that have less than five  years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2016 or later, or who have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to five years).   

The deadline for Argyll and Bute will be 5pm, Tuesday 7 February 2023. 

Guidance for applicants
Artist Checklist
Application form
Equalities Monitoring Form

Please submit all applications to by 5pm on 7 February 2023. Contact for any further information. 

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: for more information or support with creating and building your profile on our website. 

Image: Mhairi Killin, On Sonorus Seas, 2022