Stay See Share Fund

This Fund is now closed to applications

This fund supports creative businesses, representatives of organisations and individuals in Scotland who are looking for ways to improve their future business sustainability. It offers small grants for the research time needed to investigate a project, idea or another business and then share this learning to peers here in Scotland.

What is the Stay See Share Fund?

Previously, Creative Scotland has offered the opportunity for individuals, organisations and creative businesses to undertake trips to research and explore new ways to expand their business activity and make them more financially sustainable through the Go See Share fund. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, it is unclear when international travel will be appropriate, but we still want to provide the opportunity to gain knowledge, and insight from others and then safely share this knowledge with peers in Scotland.

We are therefore changing the fund in 2021 to Stay See Share and inviting applications for some research time to investigate a project, idea or a business and then share this learning to peers here in Scotland. This will all have to be done within the limitations of current and future Covid-19 restrictions, but if you have heard about inspirational creative work that is taking place that is helping the future sustainability of a creative business or organisation and you would like support to connect, learn and share this insight with others, to benefit other creative businesses in Scotland, then this is the fund.

The Creative Scotland sharing event

In December 2021, the recipients of Stay See Share funding took part in an online event where they spoke about the knowledge and insights they had gained through their projects. The aim of the session was to ensure that this expertise could be shared throughout the creative community, helping to make the sector stronger and more sustainable.


Ciorstaidh Monk's presentation for Fashion Interrupted can be viewed directly below.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. Download the Guidance document for full information including eligibility criteria.


Funding guidance published: 12 noon, Tuesday 11 May

Online application portal opens: 12 noon, Tuesday 11 May

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Tuesday 1 June

Decisions: w/c 5 July

Your proposed activity should take place: 15 July – 30 November

Preparatory Remote Support Workshop: Thursday 15 July

Support Session 1: Wednesday 15 September

Support Session 2: Tuesday 12 October

Creative Scotland Sharing event: Wednesday 15 December, 11am - 12:30pm