Opportunity: VACMA Awards Edinburgh

14th October 2020

Funding opportunities for visual artists and craft makers based in Edinburgh.

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Creative Scotland, offer funding opportunities 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 Edinburgh.

In place of the usual VACMA awards, this year fixed bursaries are available in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The scheme acknowledges the limitations placed on individual practices and the opportunities that are currently available. The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries and you should apply for the one that best suits your situation.

  • Bursaries of £750
  • Bursaries of £500 for new graduates / emerging artists. Applicants must have less than five years’ experience outside of education or training or to have graduated in 2015 or later.


  • Round 1:  Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 5pm
  • Round 2:  Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 5pm

Further information including guidance and equalities monitoring can be found on the Culture Edinburgh website.

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