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Targeted Funding

Still from Lore directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Edge City Films

Targeted Funding addresses specific activities and development needs in a sector, specialism, and/or geographic area, and can be shaped in response to a sectoral reviews, strategic planning or consultation with external partners. A full list of our Targeted Funds can be found in our Annual Plan.

Below are the main Targeted Funds with some form of open application.

CashBack for Creativity Programme

Supporting projects which provide access to high quality experiences in all art forms for young people (0-25 years) in communities where there is an identified and demonstrated need.

Creative Place Awards

The Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture.

Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship Host

The annual Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship supports an organisation to host a writing fellowship – with the successful writer based in Scotland to develop their craft, and to produce a work of quality.

Made in Scotland Funding

Made in Scotland is a curated showcase promoting high quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It also supports onward international touring.

National Youth Arts Fund

The National Youth Arts Fund was established in late 2013 to support the development of a number of hubs to explore innovative models of youth arts provision across a range of art forms.

Place Programme

Creative Scotland’s Place Programme operates at a strategic level with local authorities and other partners and includes Place Partnerships and devolved funding for visual arts and crafts awards.

Screen Funding

Supporting emerging and established film and television talent to creating distinctive and engaging work that promotes Scotland’s creativity.

Youth Music Initiative Funding

Supporting high quality music making opportunities for young people aged 0 – 25 yrs.