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Funds Delivered by Partners

As part of our work with a wide range of partners, some of Creative Scotland’s funds are delivered by other organisations. They receive funding from us to run funding programmes, delivering training initiatives, offer prizes and awards, or support residencies which either specific aims or are targeted at sections of the arts community.

Listed below are the programmes which are supported by Creative Scotland and delivered by other organisations.

Also see our Opportunities website for details of other funding and grants, awards and competitions.


BellRock is an inspiring, challenging and practical programme giving filmmakers and screenwriters a chance to work with a team of established international industry mentors to develop original screenplays during a series of residencies and discussions.

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is a co-commissioning and touring programme offering funding of up to £15,000 for projects that include new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years.

Bridging the Gap

Funded by Creative Scotland and delivered by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Bridging the Gap aims to support Scottish-based filmmakers between training/graduation and their first commission by offering them the opportunity to work closely with the Scottish Documentary Institute and make 10 minute documentaries

CashBack for Creativity Open Arts Fund

The Open Arts Fund is a strand of Creative Scotland’s CashBack for Creativity programme delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland. Apply now for awards of up to £10,000 to support community based youth arts projects.

Clore Emerging Leaders Course

An intense, five-day residential course providing those involved with the essential knowledge and skills needed to take the next steps as an emerging cultural leader.

Clore Fellowship Programme 2017

The Clore Fellowship is a programme of tailored leadership development for individuals working in the arts and cultural sectors. Creative Scotland supports one fully funded fellowship open to application from candidates who live and work in Scotland and who are committed to developing their career as a cultural leader in Scotland.

Creative Edge Award

The Creative EDGE Award is part of Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent. In partnership with Creative Scotland and Cultural Enterprise Office this special £100k award will target applications from the creative industries.

Culture and Business Fund Scotland

This fund enables businesses and arts or heritage organisations to come together and build effective, sustainable partnerships, bringing creative projects – large and small – vividly to life. Funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland and Heritage Environment Scotland, and managed by Arts & Business Scotland, the CBFS provides critical £ for £ match funding – making the journey (...)

Fashion Foundry

Fashion Foundry is a business incubator and talent hub for fashion and textile designers in Scotland. Supported by Creative Scotland and delivered by the Cultural Enterprise Office, the programme offers a mix of studio space, mentoring and business skills development.


FOCUS is a two-year pilot project that provides expert sector specific business support to screen production companies working in Scotland. FOCUS is delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, and supported by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

FST Assistant Director Bursary

The FST Assistant Director Bursary nurtures the professional development of individual artists by supporting a directorial attachment to an established theatre company from the UK and internationally. The objective of this bursary scheme is to develop the director as a creative artist and to encourage the adoption of best practice.

FST Producer Placement Programme

This placement programme is designed for those working across the range of producing roles in dance, opera and theatre. The Producer Placement Programme focuses on the professional development of producers and will support them to undertake a placement with established producers from the UK and internationally.

Gaelic Drama Fund/Maoin Leasachadh Dràma Gàidhlig

Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland have established the Gaelic Drama Development Fund to support groups who are developing Gaelic drama at community and professional levels. The fund encourages information sharing, collaboration and partnerships.

Hit The Road

A touring project for 14-19 year-old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road will present five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. Participants are also invited to training workshops with industry professionals covering all aspects of the reality of touring.

International Showcase Fund

Grants of up to £5000 for artists and bands based who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference, to contribute to travel, visas, accommodation and expenses. Delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Live Literature

Support is available to individuals and not-for profit organisations in every part of Scotland to host events or projects with authors.

Local Film Festivals Fund

This fund, delivered on behalf of Creative Scotland by Regional Screen Scotland, supports the development of public film festivals in areas of cinema under-provision across Scotland.

Mentoring Programme

Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland selects at least six emerging playwrights for a six month programme of mentoring, by established playwrights, to support the development of new plays. This is an opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.


Musicplus+ is a mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre and supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative and The Robertson Trust. The aim of the project is to offer 14-19 year-olds one to one experience with music industry professionals who will offer guidance, encouragement, skills and knowledge across a range of industry roles.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

Awards for All is a small grants fund for community groups and activity. Supported by Creative Scotland and sportscotland, the fund is administered by the Big Lottery Fund for not-for-profit and voluntary groups, social enterprises, community councils, schools and statutory bodies.

New Music Biennial

New Music Biennial provides funding for new commissions across all music genres, along with a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK. It is delivered by the PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Creative Scotland.

New Playwrights Awards and Gaelic New Playwrights Awards

The New Playwrights Awards and Gaelic New Playwrights Awards are an opportunity for emerging writers living in Scotland with a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre. Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland will work with new writers giving them the time, space and some financial support to develop their work and help further their career.

New Writers Awards

The New Writers Awards are an opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing. Awardees receive a £2,000 cash award to allow them to focus on their work as well as a tailored package of mentoring and training.

Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund

Delivered by Young Scot, this small grants fund is open to young people aged 14 to 20 to develop their talent in one or more of the following areas: Drama; Dance; Music; Film; Visual Arts; Literature and Digital Arts.

Publishing Scotland Go Digital

The Go Digital fund supports Scottish-based book publishers in bringing their books to a new digital audience. It's administered by Publishing Scotland with the help of funding from Creative Scotland.

Publishing Scotland Go See Fund

The Go-See Grants Fund is administered by Publishing Scotland and supported by Creative Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to enable Scottish-based publishers to attend national and international book trade fairs for the first time.

Publishing Scotland Translation Fund

The Translation Fund is administered by Publishing Scotland with the support of Creative Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to support publishers based outside the United Kingdom to buy rights from Scottish and UK publishers and agents by offering assistance with the cost of translation of Scottish writers.

Puppet Animation Scotland Creative Fund

For 2015-2016, Puppet Animation Scotland will award £12,000 to Scottish puppeteers and animators for the creation of dynamic and exciting new work. Where ever they are on their career arcs – aspiring practitioners, young companies or established professionals - all Scottish-based puppeteers, animators and visual theatre artists can apply to the Creative Fund.

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships

Administered by Scottish Book Trust, the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship supports four published writers to undertake a month long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France.

Scottish Documentary Institute – Docscene

Docscene is a development programme for documentary talent, ideas and projects supporting documentary filmmakers in Scotland and promoting Scotland as an international creative documentary hub.

Scottish Film Talent Network

Supported by Creative Scotland and Creative Skillset, in partnership with BFI NET.WORK, the Scottish Film Talent Network supports new and emerging filmmaking talent across Scotland.

Supported Programme for Touring

The Touring Network Supported Programme is a new model of support for Promoters, which helps them to programme excellent and experimental new work in venues across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Bursaries are available for promoters who are part of the Touring Network.

Tasgadh - Traditional Arts Small Grant Fund

This fund offers grants of up to £1k for individuals and organisations involved in Scottish Traditional Arts. Funds can be used to create, platform, tour and showcase work, as well as to support professional development projects. This fund is devolved from Creative Scotland and is managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.

Technical Future Proofing Programme

Future Proofing aims to address personnel shortages in Scotland within creative production, stage management and technical skills - by inspiring a new generation at entry level onwards and supporting the continuing professional development of our experienced practitioners and educators.The project is a partnership between the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and is funded (...)

The Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship

The annual Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship has been created to enable a writer based in Scotland to develop their craft, and to produce a work of quality. The Fellowship carries a stipend of £20,000 for one year.

The Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship

Funded by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Universities' International Summer School has two Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowships available for study in Edinburgh during July and August 2017. These fellowships are available to professional translators with an interest in twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish writing. Applications are open to translators anywhere in the world from outwith the UK.

The Space Digital Arts Commissioning Programme

The Space is a commissioning and development agency, supporting greater digital access to the arts. It commissions arts projects, offers online audience and digital skills development, and works to ensure that these projects reach a diverse range of audiences. Creative Scotland supports The Space, funding work from arts and cultural organisations based in Scotland as part of their commissioning rounds.

The Touring Network - Go See support

Go See provides promoters with financial support so that they can attend a range of performances and events, including festivals, industry showcases or events at other Touring Network venues.

TRC Media - Training and Development

Supported by Creative Scotland, TRC Media offer a suite of industry-led training and development programmes for professionals working across TV, games, software, advertising, digital marketing, CG animation, second screen, social networking, apps and publishing.

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards

Visual artists and crafts makers in Scotland can apply for funding through small grants funded by Creative Scotland and developed in partnership with Local Authorities and arts agencies across Scotland.

YMI School Based Music Making

A managed fund for Scotland’s 32 local authorities to ensure that all school children have access to one year’s free music tuition by the time they reach Primary 6.

YMI Training and CPD Fund

The Training and CPD Fund supports individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people.