The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards:Aberdeenshire, in partnership with Creative Scotland, 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 Live Life Aberdeenshire.
In 2021/22 Creative Scotland has continued to offer fixed bursaries in recognition of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on individual artists and makers. The VACMA scheme 2021-2022 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 2016 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years).
The fund is open to visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and who are living within the Local Authority area to which they are applying.
The deadline for Aberdeenshire-based visual artists and craft makers is Tuesday 1st February 2022.
We also request that all applicants submit a completed Equalities Monitoring Form. This will be processed anonymously and does not impact on your application.
Make sure you update your CV
Ensure it is a professional artist / maker CV and take out anything that isn’t relevant.
Have Good Photographs
Particularly of recent work. Carefully select images of your work to back up your application.
Label your Supporting Material
Include an image list with the dates and sizes.
Check that you are accurate
Does your budget request match what you’ve described in the application?
Ask a friend
Get a friend to check your application. Is it easy to understand what you do and it is clear what support you’re looking for? Ask someone who doesn’t know your practice to check over what you’ve written.