Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Fife and Perth & Kinross

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award (VACMA) 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 Fife Contemporary and Fife Cultural Trust.

In place of 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 at 5pm.

VACMA Information Session: join the 2nd live presentation with Q&A on Tuesday 27 October 2020, 10am-11am.
Booking essential.*

To apply:
1    Download & read the Guidance document.
2    Download & read the application form.
3    Contact Fife Contemporary to check your project is eligible and if you have any questions.
4    Complete the application form.
5    Download & complete the Equalities’ Monitoring Form.
6    Download & read the Artist Checklist to make sure your application is ready to go!
7    Email the completed application form  & Equalities’ Monitoring Form, plus other requested information/material to Susan Davis at Fife Contemporary by the above deadline. You may also use Dropbox or WeTransfer.

If successful, you will also be asked to complete an End of Project Monitoring Form (once you’ve completed your project) which you will be able to download here shortly.

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See the FCA website for comments from previous years’ VACMA grant-holders.