South Ayrshire Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award Scheme

South Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Arts Partnership 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 South Ayrshire. The bursaries are for individual artists and makers living and/or working in the South Ayrshire area only.

A drop in information session will be held on Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10am – 4pm, Ayr Town Hall.

We encourage potential applicants to drop by at any time during the above hours for an informal discussion regarding their application. If this is not suitable please contact Laura Kerr (details below) to discuss.


All applications must be received by Wednesday 7 February 2018 5pm.

Please note that we have added the requirement to discuss your proposal or provide a short, written summary before submitting an application form. Please contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 to discuss or email your summary to

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