Visual Arts Scotland are creating Visual Arts
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patrons

$14
per creation
What We Do:
We provide a platform for emerging and established artists and makers working in all disciplines to develop and exhibit new work.Through our programme of exhibitions and awards we offer the opportunity for contemporary artists in Scotland to showcase new and unseen work and engage with a wider public: to generate debate, to test out and exhibit challenging and ambitious ideas - within the context of Scottish and international culture.

But who does it, and how is it paid for?
Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel of volunteers work hard to source new opportunities for their peers, and to stage our exhibition programme. 

And what can I do to help?
Through the generosity and creativity of our membership we continue to grow into one of the leading platforms for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. Whatever amount you are able to give us, however small, will help us to continue to grow, and to offer more and better opportunities for the creative community in Scotland. Our vast network of artists, makers, exhibitors, award winners, and exhibition visitors young and old will all see the benefit of your contribution.
Tiers
Spare Change
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
(approx 80p) That's not even a whole pound!! Instead of collecting it in a bowl on the sideboard, throw your loose change at us every month and we will put it to good use for you. And to say thanks for the gesture we'll put your name up in lights for all to see on our illustrious Patreon board on our website.


Medium Cappuccino
$3 or more per creation 2 patrons
(approx £2.25) Once a month bring a flask instead of buying one at the station, and send the cost of your morning caffeine fix our way. Not only will we add you to our online Patreon wall, we will immortalise your name in print in our annual exhibition publication. You will go down in history as a supporter of the arts, with copies lodged at the Scottish National Library and National Galleries of Scotland archives for art lovers to marvel at your generosity for generations to come. 
Bus Money
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
(approx £3.80) That works out at about the cost of a day ticket on the bus, so one day a month walk to work and pop your change in our collective creative piggy bank instead. As well as all the perks above, boast openly about your philanthropic nature with a VAS branded enamel badge pinned proudly to your lapel.
Be a Superhero!
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
$25 a month (approx £20) will elevate you to Superhero status! We'll publish your name in lights on our website as a valued supporter, and add you to our VIP private view invite list, the hottest ticket in town! Join us for the opening of our annual exhibition, be the first to see the show in great company with drinks served.
Goals
$14 of $300 per creation
In the 'Year of the Young Person' we launched our first ever dedicated exhibition for emerging artists. Eighteen aspiring talents, a mix of students, recent graduates and young artists, were selected for 'Satellite', held at Summerhall in Edinburgh in May 2018. It has been widely acclaimed as one of VAS' most vibrant and fresh shows to date!

In this, its first edition, Satellite was put together entirely by a team of volunteers, who handled everything from the open call and selection process, through to the installation and promotion of the exhibition. In order to make this a regular event, and to continue to support our youngest aspiring artists, we are aiming to create a paid position to organise this epic exhibition and develop further opportunities around it (awards, residencies etc). Contributions totalling £225 ($300) a month will allow us to secure the future of this great opportunity for emerging artists, and pay someone fairly for the immense amount of work that is involved in its organisation.
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What We Do:
We provide a platform for emerging and established artists and makers working in all disciplines to develop and exhibit new work.Through our programme of exhibitions and awards we offer the opportunity for contemporary artists in Scotland to showcase new and unseen work and engage with a wider public: to generate debate, to test out and exhibit challenging and ambitious ideas - within the context of Scottish and international culture.

But who does it, and how is it paid for?
Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel of volunteers work hard to source new opportunities for their peers, and to stage our exhibition programme. 

And what can I do to help?
Through the generosity and creativity of our membership we continue to grow into one of the leading platforms for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. Whatever amount you are able to give us, however small, will help us to continue to grow, and to offer more and better opportunities for the creative community in Scotland. Our vast network of artists, makers, exhibitors, award winners, and exhibition visitors young and old will all see the benefit of your contribution.

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Tiers
Spare Change
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
(approx 80p) That's not even a whole pound!! Instead of collecting it in a bowl on the sideboard, throw your loose change at us every month and we will put it to good use for you. And to say thanks for the gesture we'll put your name up in lights for all to see on our illustrious Patreon board on our website.


Medium Cappuccino
$3 or more per creation 2 patrons
(approx £2.25) Once a month bring a flask instead of buying one at the station, and send the cost of your morning caffeine fix our way. Not only will we add you to our online Patreon wall, we will immortalise your name in print in our annual exhibition publication. You will go down in history as a supporter of the arts, with copies lodged at the Scottish National Library and National Galleries of Scotland archives for art lovers to marvel at your generosity for generations to come. 
Bus Money
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
(approx £3.80) That works out at about the cost of a day ticket on the bus, so one day a month walk to work and pop your change in our collective creative piggy bank instead. As well as all the perks above, boast openly about your philanthropic nature with a VAS branded enamel badge pinned proudly to your lapel.
Be a Superhero!
$25 or more per creation 0 patrons
$25 a month (approx £20) will elevate you to Superhero status! We'll publish your name in lights on our website as a valued supporter, and add you to our VIP private view invite list, the hottest ticket in town! Join us for the opening of our annual exhibition, be the first to see the show in great company with drinks served.