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I'm a student - can I apply for Creative Scotland funding?

Unfortunately we can't fund students in full-time education. Read more

I want to continue my studies and am looking for funding for tuition fees – can Creative Scotland help?

No. We do not support funding for course fees for formal, accredited education programmes such as HNCs/HNDs, UG degrees, PG Programmes, Masters Programmes, or PhD research. Nor can we help with living costs for students undertaking these programmes. For more information about funding for education in Scotland, visit the Scottish Government website – they produce a handy guide on the funding options that are open to those looking to undertake a course, called ‘Helping you meet the costs of learning’. Read more

Do you fund comedy?

Creative Scotland provides funding to a large number of venues, organisations and festivals who deliver comedy through their programmes, for example Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Eden Court Theatre (Inverness), The Beacon (Greenock), Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Individuals and organisations involved in comedy are welcome to apply to our Open Fund. Applications are assessed against published criteria, assessing artistic and creative quality, public engagement, effective management and the financial viability of the project from the information provided. Applicants are required to make the case for public funding by demonstrating their vital contribution in increasing quality and access to (...)Read more

Do you recognise comedy as an artform?

We recognise comedy as a creative art and it is supported in a variety of ways, including support for writing, practice development, performance and production. Our support for comedy is delivered across a range of artforms including theatre, physical performance, music, film and spoken word. Read more