Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award
16 October 2020

Orkney Islands Council are advising that this year’s Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award (VACMA) will be offering a slightly different service.

VACMA usually 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 Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the council.

In place of these 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 next deadline will be Tuesday 2 February 2021. Guidance and application form will be available here along with further information.

Please contact Emma Gee, Arts Officer on with any questions.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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