Manifesto

Visual Arts Scotland is now a leading platform for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. Originally an organisation for women artists, the society since the 1980s has championed craft makers, designers and applied arts practitioners, as well as contemporary fine art practice.

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Recent Highlights

2019 Annual Exhibition

Alight

​We will return to the majestic upper galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy in the heart of Edinburgh in January 2019. Watch this space for news of our shortlisted graduate showcase artists, our next Craft Scotland Collaboration, the next round of the Inches Carr...

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Alight

Open Submission

We continue to put contemporary applied arts and design disciplines and their relationship with contemporary fine art at the heart of the debate in our upcoming annual exhbition, ALIGHT. We are seeking submissions from artists and makers working in all...

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Alight

2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award

We are now accepting entries for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentorning Award! The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. The purpose is to...

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Alight

2019 Graduate Showcase

Having hand picked a selection of the hottest emerging talents over the summer months, we have whittled a shortlist of eighteen artists down to just a handful of what we consider to be the rising stars in Scottish art.

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Featured Update

Patreon Fundraising

Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel...

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Annual Exhibition:

ALIGHT

Jan / Feb 2019


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Alight 2019

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Deadline for entries 23 October 2018


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 Submissions open 9 October, deadline 19 November


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News

Patreon Fundraising

Aug 8th 2018
Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel of volunteers work...