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Visual artists and craft makers in the Western Isles have until Tuesday, February 7, to apply for grant assistance to further their careers.

The Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) scheme offers small grants to help creative development.

The National Lottery funds the Creative Scotland-supported awards in partnership with High Life Highland. Grants of up to £750 are open to artists and makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice.

High Life Highland says: “The bursaries can support a wide range of activity. We are not being prescriptive about how they are used, provided the activity supports your creative development. For example, artistic mentoring, masterclasses, residencies or additional support for making new work for an exhibition would all be eligible.”

Applicants to the fund should be resident in the Western Isles, the Highlands and Moray and be outwith full-time education.

Full details on applying for a grant are available on the High Life Highland website.