Ayrshire Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award Scheme

South Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Arts Partnership SCIO, North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Leisure in partnership with Creative Scotland are running a local combined Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards Scheme. The scheme is part of a number of initiatives intended to support artists/makers to develop their practice, remain in the area and enhance the creative vibrancy of Ayrshire. The bursaries are for individual artists and makers living and/or working in the Ayrshire area only.

An information session will be held on Thursday 30 August 12pm – 2pm in the Irvine Townhouse, 66 High Street, Irvine, KA12 0AZ. A slot must be booked in advance by emailing irvinetownhouse@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or calling Gemma or Sharon on 01294 310090.

If you cannot attend the information session, please contact Laura Kerr (contact details below) to discuss.

Hear from two previous VACMA recipients:


Applicants can apply to either of the following rounds:

  • Round one deadline: Tuesday 2 October 2018 5pm
  • Round two deadline: Tuesday 5 February 2019 5pm

Please note that we have added the requirement to attend the above information session, discuss your proposal or provide a short, written summary before submitting a completed application form. If you cannot attend the information session please contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 or laura.kerr@south-ayrshire.gov.uk.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 6 weeks after the published deadlines.

Creative Scotland’s general guidelines can be accessed here: Supporting guidance for visual arts crafts fund

For further information please contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 or laura.kerr@south-ayrshire.gov.uk