VISUAL artists and craft makers in West Dunbartonshire are being invited to apply for a new funding pot.

The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) scheme offers small grants to visual artists and craft makers for their creative development at all stages of their career.

Awards are delivered by West Dunbartonshire Council in partnership with Creative Scotland, with two levels of bursaries available.

There are awards of £750 and early-career bursaries of £500, for applicants that have less than five years' experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2017 or later, or who have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to five years.

The fund is open to visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and who are living or working or maintaining a studio space within the local authority area to which they are applying.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. More information is available by going to:

All applications, forms and evidence should be sent to the arts development officer at