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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OPEN CALL

NOW AND THEN - DALKEITH PALACE

This is VAS’s first exhibition at Dalkeith Palace and we are inviting artists and makers into the beautiful, prestigious building to share their work and celebrate our innovative creative community amongst the grand interior setting of a 1711 country house. We aim...

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Featured Artist

Charlotte Roseberry

Charlotte’s practice is an ongoing exploration of the internal landscape, using a symbolic visual language to decipher the inward reflections and conversations that profoundly shape the outward gaze. By delving into the psychic nuances of human experience, the artist...

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Why should I become a VAS Member?

BECOME A VAS MEMBER VAS Membership is available to all artists across Scotland and beyond (we have membership in Scotland, UK and internationally. We champion a wide range of visual and applied arts disciplines. You can be early in your career or a well established...

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

WE ARE MOVING AWAY FROM PAYPAL We're are moving away from using PayPal for membership fees. If you have sent your membership through PayPal, do not worry, we will be in touch soon with next steps. However, we're now asking that members set-up a standing...

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How do I become a member of VAS?

HOW DO I BECOME A VAS MEMBER? If you are interested in joining VAS, the first step is to email members@visualartsscotland.org with the subject heading "NEW VAS MEMBER" and we will guide you through the process of setting up your membership and...

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OPEN CALL - Now And Then: Dalkeith Palace - NOW CLOSED

Visual Arts Scotland - Now and Then: Dalkeith Palace - OPEN CALL - CLOSED We’re excited to announce part two of Visual Arts Scotland's Centenary Exhibition taking place in Dalkeith Palace this August 2024. This follows our 4 star annual exhibition Then and...

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Volunteer Treasurer - Join Our Team

Visual Arts Scotland is a vibrant arts charity committed to supporting artists and promoting inclusivity within the arts community. As we celebrate our centenary, we're looking for a Treasurer to help guide us into the next century. We are seeking a dedicated...

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Bothy Project Residency - Applications Now Open

Bothy Project Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce the fourth year of our residency partnership with Bothy Project. This opportunity offers a Visual Arts Scotland member the chance to spend a week-long residency at Sweeney’s Bothy,...

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Bothy Project Residency - Applications Now Open

Jun 20th 2024
Bothy Project Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce the fourth year of our residency partnership with Bothy Project. This opportunity offers a Visual Arts Scotland member the chance to spend a week-long residency at Sweeney’s Bothy, a simple off-grid...