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Local Support for Artists and Makers

Visual Artists and Craft Makers are invited to apply for bursaries of up to £750 for their creative development. The South of Scotland Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) scheme supports artists and makers in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway and is delivered by Live Borders and Dumfries & Galloway Council in partnership with DGU and Upland.

Funded by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland in partnership with a range of local authorities and arts agencies across Scotland, the VACMA will support artists at all stages of their career to develop their creative practice.  This can include researching a new body of work, experimenting with new materials, attending courses, artistic mentoring, masterclasses and residencies, among other activities. 

The VACMA programme offers fixed bursaries of £500 for early-career applicants who have less than 5 years’ experience and £750 for applicants that have been practicing for over 5 years.

The bursary schemes are managed locally by Live Borders Arts & Creativity.

Bursaries of £500 and £750 available
Deadlines: Tuesday 24 October 2023 (5pm)
and Tuesday 6 February 2024 (5pm)

Further information on the South of Scotland VACMA here.