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VACMA 24: Fife, Perth and Kinross

The Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) are a programme of small grants schemes delivered with a range of local authorities and art agencies across Scotland to support Scotland-based visual artists and craft makers in their creative development.

The VACMA 24: Fife, Perth and Kinross awards are supported by Creative Scotland through funding from the National Lottery in partnership with Fife Contemporary. This year the 2023/24 VACMA scheme will launch in September 2023, all entries must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries:

  • Bursaries of £750
  • Early-career bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2018 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practicing as an artist for up to 5 years).

Download a copy of the Application Form. All entries for VACMA 24: Fife, Perth and Kinross must be emailed to by 5pm on Tuesday 6 February.

We recommend reading through the Application Guidelines before filling out the application form.

As part of your application, you are asked to complete an Equalities Monitoring Form. This form is anonymous, will be processed separately, and has no bearing on your application. Download a copy of the Equalities Monitoring form here.

The VACMA 24 fund is open to visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and who are  living or working or maintaining a studio space within the Local Authority areas to which they are applying.

Find out More

Find further information, FAQs and submission checklists from Creative Scotland’s website here.

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Further Opportunities

  • Arts Foundation

    The Arts Foundation gives financial assistance to talented, emerging artists at a time in their careers when they have shown commitment to, and reached some professional standing in, their artform. Potential recipients have to be nominated in the first instance.

  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.