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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Inches Carr Award 2022 | Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fourth Visual Arts Scotland: Inches Carr Craft Creative Development Award 2022. The Award enables one of the selected makers to develop an aspect of their work, giving them £5000 towards the development of...


Featured Update

REVERB - Annual Exhibition Update

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy will not be presented as a physical exhibition this January 2022. The VAS Council have discussed at length issues around holding the Annual...



From One To Another | Cornwall x Scotland

Jan 18th 2022
Late last year we invited two artists to participate in From One To Another, a partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust in Cornwall and Marchmont House. This project was developed in recognition of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s...

See this thread by @NeukCollective - Neuk Manifesto, sharing a vision to create an art-world which values and betteā€¦

@VisualArtsScot on November 30th 2021 3:19pm