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Dundee Contemporary Arts centre

The Scottish Arts Council is actively involved in developing visual arts in Scotland through its support for exhibition spaces, studios and production facilities along with its support for creative and professional development of visual artists.

Find out more about the context and priorities for our support of visual arts in Scotland or download our quick guide - visual arts (pdf).


Funds - Find out about visual arts related funding for individuals and funding for organisations provided by the Scottish Arts Council.

Other opportunities - Read about other opportunities in our visual arts notices and news and opportunities e-bulletin or browse our visual arts links for useful online resources.

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Own Art - Learn more about the 0% art purchasing scheme for visual arts and crafts


GI festival

Take a look at some of the highlights of this year's Glasgow International festival of Visual art...read more


Curatorial Collaborations

Following a highly successful visit from international curators in August, Scotland’s own curators had their chance to share their knowledge, when 11 representatives attended the 11th Istanbul Biennial earlier this month...read more

The Sun Burst;Jephson Robb;Photo:Pittenweem Arts Festival

Visual Arts Project Archive 2003 - 2009

Look back at Visual arts projects supported by the Scottish Arts Council over the years.

Laddy and the Lady, 2006; Still from film: Henry Coombes

Visual Arts Features Archive 2005 - 2009

Look back at features about the Visual arts in Scotland over the years.

Scotland and Venice book - A publication celebrating the work of Scottish artists at the Venice Biennale find out more....

The Collective Gallery, one of the Flexibly Funded organisations involved in visual arts

Specialist advisors assist the Scottish Arts Council make visual arts related decisions about funding.  This includes assessing funding applications and writing artistic evaluations of projects and programmes supported by the Scottish Arts Council.


Visual arts information
* Quick Guide - Visual arts (pdf)
* Context
* Priorities
* Publications
* Press releases
Visual arts opportunities
* Funding for individuals
* Funding for organisations
* Links
* Notices
* Own art
Other departments
* Crafts
* Dance
* Drama
* Literature
* Music
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