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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award, Argyll and Bute 2023/24

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Awards and Competitions

Deadline Date



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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 careers. Established by Creative Scotland, these partnerships give support at a local level and work with local panels to offer funds to support practitioners at all stages of their career who have demonstrated a commitment to their work and in developing their practice through new work, new skills or new opportunities.

  • Bursaries of £750
  • Early-career bursaries of £500 (for applicants who 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).   

Guidance for applicants
Artist Checklist
Application form
Equalities Monitoring Form


The deadline for Argyll and Bute will be 5pm, Tuesday 6 February 2024

Please submit all applications to 

For any further information, please contact 

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. 


VACMA is 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. 


Image: No Visible Route Insatll, by Adrien Howard