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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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THE EMERGENCY ART WORKERS SUPPORT FUND

In light of this past year's events, it was clear we needed to come together collectively in solidarity to help our creative community and support freelance creative practitioners at this difficult time. In response to the uncertainty and loss of work caused by the...

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BID - 24 hour Auction

BID was a 24-hour online auction launched on Friday 1st May 2020 via Jumblebee This auction raised funds for the of the Emergency Art Workers Support Fund (EAWSF), following a successful first round which was generously supported...

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Meet the VAS Council

Meet Visual Arts Scotland's council members for 2020/21!  Our council work on a voluntary basis throughout the year, meeting every six weeks to keep the society running. As working artists and makers wth commitments and jobs, they devote spare...

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CREATIVE EDINBURGH AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED - 2020 AWARD

For all the strangeness and difficulty of recent times, we were very excited to share some cheerl: Visual Arts Scotland were shortlisted for The Creative Edinburgh 2020 Award: “Because it’s been a year! This is for those who have pivoted, shifted and...

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Hardship Funds for Visual Artists

Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) were proud to announce a partnership with Creative Scotland to help deliver part of the £5m Creative Freelance Hardship Funding designated by the Scottish Government earlier this year. At this unprecedented time, Visual Arts...

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VAS | Bothy Project - Members' Residency Open Call

UPDATE: Now closed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply for this opportunity. Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce forthcoming partnership with Bothy Project which will offer a VAS member the opportunity to spend a week long residency at...

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OPEN CALL FOR MAKERS - ADAPT / ADJUST

Visual Arts Scotland ADJUST / ADAPT In partnership with the Scottish Furniture Makers Association UPDATE Visual Arts Scotland were inviting submissions from makers and applied artists to be part of ADJUST / ADAPT in partnership with the SFMA. Sadly, due...

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OPEN CALL - Without Boundaries - Residency Opportunity

WITHOUT BOUNDARIES Introducing a new residency partnership with Marchmont House UPDATE: Due to government guidelines and ongoing pandemic, this opportunty will now take place in July 2021. The Open call will remain open until May 1st. Visual Arts Scotland and...

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2020 - Before & Ahead

VISUAL ARTS SCOTLAND - 2020 RECAP Dear reader, I shall not focus about the year of trials for we have all lived it and felt it and live and feel it still. What I will highlight is the golden moments of hope that have sprung from this year of years. And what...

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The Bothy Project Residency Shortlist

BOTHY PROJECT RESIDENCY- THE SHORTLISTED ARTISTS   Visual Arts Scotland and Bothy Project are proud to be partnering to deliver this fantastic residency opportunity for an artist to stay for a week, fully funded at Sweeney's Bothy on Eigg. Our call out...

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The Bothy Project Residency Shortlist

Feb 23rd 2021
BOTHY PROJECT RESIDENCY- THE SHORTLISTED ARTISTS   Visual Arts Scotland and Bothy Project are proud to be partnering to deliver this fantastic residency opportunity for an artist to stay for a week, fully funded at Sweeney's Bothy on Eigg. Our call out to VAS members to...

Check out this great thread from the SFMA featuring their members who will be presented in #AdjustAdapt21 https://t.co/3FX57biqn7

@VisualArtsScot on February 26th 2021 12:18pm