Arts Opportunities and Funding

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards

We are seeking innovative applications from individual artists and makers based in Orkney that demonstrate a commitment to advancing creative practice and professional development. The total fund for disbursement is £7,500 with awards between £500 and £1,500 available, depending on the scale and quality of the proposal. In addition, £500 bursaries are available to new graduates / emerging artists.

This fund is managed by the Arts Development Service on behalf of Creative Scotland, with the support of Orkney Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.


Applications must be submitted by 17:00 on Tuesday, 8 October 2019.

To download an application pack please click on this link then select “VACMA Application Forms by Local Authority”.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Clare Gee, Cultural Services Manager:

Address: Education, Leisure and Housing, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

Telephone: 01856873535 extension 2716.

Email: Clare Gee.

Please note that Clare works Monday to Wednesday each week.

Related Links

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


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