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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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Recent Highlights

VAS Members Exhibition 2022

NORTH

NORTH is the first exhibition of our Compass exhibition programme; a series of exhibitions connecting the North, South, East and West of Scotland, and arguably our most ambitious project to date. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with new spaces and connect with...

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Graduate Showcase 2022 | Shortlist

A huge congratulations to all the graduating artists from this year's Degree Shows. The VAS Team had a terrific time visiting all your exhibitions and enjoying the exciting ideas presented. Whilst it is never an easy task, from these shows the team has selected a...

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FROM ONE TO ANOTHER | Cornwall x Scotland: Exchange Residency

FROM ONE TO ANOTHER  Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce a second residency partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust (Cornwall) and Marchmont House (Scotland)....

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Programme Announcement

Dear VAS Members and friends,   We wanted to update you on our programming plans for this year and beyond as we look forward to new adventures after a difficult period for the arts. It’s been a whirlwind of a time for us since pivoting to a digital...

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NORTH | Exhibition Open Call

NOW CLOSED Visual Arts Scotland would like to invite our Members to be part of this exciting exhibition. This exhibition is open to all Members of VAS; Professional, Ordinary and Associate working in any medium. We welcome Members old and new to join us in this...

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Bothy Project + Rose Cottage Residency 2022

Bothy Project + Rose Cottage Residency 2022 Now in its second year, we are so pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Bothy Project, allowing us to offer a funded residency to Sweeney's Bothy on the Isle of Eigg. Thank you to everyone who applied...

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Round 3 | Emergency Art Workers Support Fund

UPDATE: We have now reached capacity on our fund and are closed. Many thanks indeed. Round 3 | Emergency Art Workers Support Fund This third round of the Emergency Art Workers Support Fund (EAWSF) will open on Friday 30 September 2022 at 12 noon. The fund will...

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From One To Another 2022 | Cornwall X Scotland

From One To Another 2022 | Cornwall X Scotland Artist Announcement   From One To Another is an ambitious residency delivered in partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust in Cornwall and Marchmont House. This...

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Graduate Showcase 2022 | Finalists

Once again a massive thank you and well done to all the artists who were shortlisted for this year's graduate award. The quality of the work and range of expression was really felt by the selection panel. The team did have to make a decision however and would like...

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Graduate Showcase 2022 | Finalists

Oct 6th 2022
Once again a massive thank you and well done to all the artists who were shortlisted for this year's graduate award. The quality of the work and range of expression was really felt by the selection panel. The team did have to make a decision however and would...

NORTH open call has launched! We're delighted to be travelling to Inverness to host what will be a wonderful show o… https://t.co/InFq9zjRXG

@VisualArtsScot on August 25th 2022 2:55pm