Funding and support

The Arts Service aims to support and promote a wide range of activities and events, provide information about sources of arts funding, and offer advice about other available resources and help in making arts funding applications. We can also help with planning and coordinating arts activities and events for local festivals and galas.

If you would like advice and support to implement your own programme, please contact the Arts Service.

East Lothian Visual Artists and Craft Markers Awards (VACMA)

In association with Creative Scotland.

Please note VACMA East Lothian applications for 2020-21 the Autumn deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 10 November 2020. Winter deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Download application form and supporting documents

Please can Artists make sure the Arts Service has an up to date email address for you.

The Arts Award Scheme

The scheme provides support to individual young people who are resident in East Lothian to attend arts courses to develop new skills.

Download application form and guidelines

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland distributes funding for the arts, screen and creative industries from two primary sources, the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

Creative Scotland funding opportunities