Arts Grants Schemes

The latest news on arts grants in West Lothian.

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA): Forth Valley & West Lothian

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards - Weaver West Lothian, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire council are committed to supporting artists resident in their respective areas and encouraging innovative professional practice.  As a means of assisting individual artists with the immediate costs of researching, creating and presenting new work West Lothian Council in partnership with Creative Scotland have established the - Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards: Forth Valley and West Lothian.

We want artists in the area to be ambitious with the fund prioritising applications that explore the full potential for ongoing creative development of artist's work.

For more information please see the Related Documents on this page

  • Autumn deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Winter deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 4 February 2020

For further info please contact: Dawn Nichol, Clerical Assistant, Falkirk Community Trust, Tel: 01324 590900  email:


PotteryCommunity Choices - West Lothian Council

From 1 April 2019 there will no longer be a grant specifically for arts organisations.  A new fund called Community Choices has been created and £75,000 has been allocated to this fund.  Voluntary arts organisations may be eligible to apply for funding through this route.  The scope of the Community Choices fund remains to be confirmed and more information on the funding criteria and application process will be made available in due course.  For more information on Community Choices please contact:

Susan Gordon, Community Planning Development Officer


Other sources of arts funding

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.  Creative Scotland distributes funding for the arts, screen and creative industries from two primary sources, the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.  Find out more about their funding opportunities from their website  Creative Scotland website