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. 

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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. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements. Ffion Blench will present the results...

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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. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements. Ffion Blench will present the results...

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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. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements. Ffion Blench will present the results...

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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

Awards at Alight 2019

Inches Carr Mentoring Award - £7000 £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 encourage and mentor makers to develop their...

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Alight

Craft Scotland Celebrates ... Wood

We are delighted once again to partner with Craft Scotland in the third of our planned series of media specific showcases inaugurated in 2016. Each year we will come together to shine a spotlight on craft and we will highlight a different craft discipline in each...

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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 deadline for applications has been extended to 19 November 2018. The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional...

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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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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...

RT @emilymooreart: My debut solo exhibition is opening Friday 6-8pm at the @arushagallery Exhibition continues 10 - 25 November! 👀 . . . .…

@VisualArtsScot on November 06th 2018 9:06pm