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Sector Development Organisations

We fund five sector development bodies as strategic partner organisations for Creative Scotland through Targeted Funding. These are Arts and Business Scotland, Creative Carbon Scotland, The Cultural Enterprise Office, Culture Republic and The Federation of Scottish Theatres. 

Find out more about each organisation:

Arts & Business Scotland

Arts & Business Scotland is an independent Scottish charity. It has equivalent organisations in the other parts of the UK - Arts & Business (England - part of Business in the Community), Arts & Business Ireland and Arts & Business Cymru.

Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

Cultural Enterprise Office

A range of business support services to help creative micro-businesses based in Scotland build the skills and knowledge they need to clarify their creative ideas and turn them into flourishing enterprises.

Culture Republic

Audience information, digital insights and marketing communications support for Scotland's arts and cultural organisations. Culture Republic can help you see who you’re reaching now; who you’re missing, and where to find those elusive hard-to-reach groups.

Federation of Scottish Theatre

FST is the development body for professional dance, opera and theatre in Scotland, bringing the sector together to speak with a collective voice, to share resources and expertise and to promote collaborative working.