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Ayrshire Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award Scheme (VACMA)

Find out about the bursary, the deadlines and download the application form.

South Ayrshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Leisure in partnership with Creative Scotland are running a local combined Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) Scheme. The VACMA scheme is currently offering 2 routes through the standard application form.

You should apply for the one that best suits your situation:

  • Artist Bursary of £750
  • Early-Career Bursary 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 practising as an artist for up to 5 years)


  • Autumn deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 24th October 2023
  • Winter deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 6th February 2024


Visit Creative Scotland VACMA for general helpful tips on applying.

For further information please contact:

Fraser MacDonald