Shetland Arts, in partnership with Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council, invite applications from artists and makers for funding of up to £1500 towards their creative and professional development.
The Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) are a programme of small grant schemes, supported and administered by a range of local authorities and art agencies across Scotland to support visual artists and craft makers.
Whether your medium is paint, clay, ink, metal, textiles, film, glass or something else entirely, and whatever stage in your career you’re at, if you think we can help you advance your creative and professional skills we’d like to hear from you.
Application forms and guidance for applicants are available in the downloads section below. Note that these are provided for reference only and may be updated for the next round of funding.
There are usually 2 application deadlines each year (October and February) but we are delighted to be able to offer an aditional round this year with a deadline of Tuesday 4 June 2019.
Please contact Creative Project Manager Kathryn Spence if you have any queries - email@example.com / 01595 743 843
“The award was a great opportunity for me to explore new aspects of making. I would recommend anyone considering it to go for it.”
“I’ve always been interested in lino printing, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to learn the new skill due to lack of funds, and lack of opportunity. The fund allowed me to purchase printing inks, equipment and research materials. I was then able to practice the technique and produce a portfolio of work that otherwise would never have been possible.”