Visual Arts Scotland

Call to Artists

Visual Arts Scotland

Visual Arts Scotland's Annual Exhibition

Visual Arts Scotland puts contemporary applied arts and design disciplines and their relationship with contemporary fine art at the heart of the debate. We are seeking submissions from artists, makers and designers working in all disciplines for our 2019 Annual Exhibition. VAS represents artists in all fine and applied art disciplines, and seeks to explore the middle ground between the two with its diverse and varied annual exhibition.

Entry Deadline: 19 November 2018 Midnight  View Entry Requirements


Visual Arts Scotland
The VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award for Makers

* Deadline extended - 19 November*. Encouraging and mentoring craft makers to develop their practice to a higher level

We are delighted to invite applications from Scottish early to mid career craft makers for the Visual Arts Scotland : Inches Carr Craft Mentoring Award. The award is £5000 for a craft maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to winner. The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers who have reached a junction in theor practise to develop to a higher level, consider innovation and introducing new materials or techniques to their existing work, or to embark upon a new artistic direction. Shortlisted artists will be exhibited in a dedicated section of Visual Arts Scotland’s next Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in January – February 2019. The overall winner will then be announced during the exhibition and will be invited to develop a new body of work in conjunction with their mentor to be exhibited at the subsequent VAS annual exhibition.

Entry Deadline: 19 November 2018 Midnight  View Entry Requirements


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Alight 2019 - Jewellery

Jewellery submissions for the VAS 2019 Annual Exhibition

We are seeking submissions of ambitious and innovative jewellery for our forthcoming annual exhibition; ALIGHT, 26 January - 22 February 2019, at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. VAS explores the regions where artforms crossover, especially those between the fine and applied arts, and we are looking for artists who demonstrate conceptual thinking and innovation, as well as outstanding design and craftsmanship in jewellery and silversmithing. We are also particularly interested in artists who are following or developing an ethical and sustainable practise.

Entry Deadline: 19 November 2018 Midnight  View Entry Requirements


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Members Exhibition, Tatha Gallery

A celebration of the work of VAS members at the beautiful Tatha Gallery overlooking the river Tay in Newport, Fife.

All members of VAS are invited to submit work for consideration for our first collaboration with the Tatha Gallery in Newport-on-Tay.

Entry Deadline: 17 July 2018 Midnight  View Entry Requirements

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