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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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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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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2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award

The shortlisted artists for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award are Lucy Dunce, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charonne Ruth, and Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle & Dave Robson). The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose...

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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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New Council Members

We are delighted to introduce our wonderful new council members for 2019. They join an amazing team of skilled individuals who work hard, voluntarily, to bring you a calendar of events, satellite shows and the Annual Exhibition: Namon Gaston, Sarah Calmus, Amanda...

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New Professional Members

We are delighted to introduce our elected Professioal Members for 2019. Professional Membership is by election only and new members must be nominated by two existing professional members. Professional membership is aimed at working artists who are actively creating...

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News

New Council Members

Apr 24th 2019
We are delighted to introduce our wonderful new council members for 2019. They join an amazing team of skilled individuals who work hard, voluntarily, to bring you a calendar of events, satellite shows and the Annual Exhibition: Namon Gaston, Sarah Calmus, Amanda Airey, Lyndsey...

Member Event / @sumlacs at @hiddendoorarts Volunteer-run arts organisation, Hidden Door has revealed a diverse Vi… https://t.co/ODULxVGfCt

@VisualArtsScot on May 19th 2019 5:05pm