South Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Arts Partnership SCIO, North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Leisure in partnership with Creative Scotland are running a local combined Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards Scheme. The scheme is part of a number of initiatives intended to support artists/makers to develop their practice, remain in the area and enhance the creative vibrancy of Ayrshire. The bursaries are for individual artists and makers living and/or working in the Ayrshire area.

The next deadline for applications is 8 October 2019 and there will be a further submission date of 5 February 2020.

Please note that we have added the requirement to provide a short, written summary before submitting a completed application form. For further information contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 or

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 6 weeks after the published deadlines.

Download: applications, guidelines and equalities monitoring form at South Ayrshire Council 

Creative Scotland’s general guidelines can be accessed here: Supporting guidance for visual arts crafts fund

For further information please contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 or