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Funding Programmes

Creative Scotland Funding during Covid-19

Given the unprecedented nature of the situation that we are now facing, we have made some changes to our funding routes.

If you have any queries, please email: enquiries@creativescotland.com

Creative Scotland funding is open to individuals, groups or organisations to apply for, supporting a wide range of activity in the arts, screen and creative industries. View the programmes below for more information about what each will support and how to apply.

Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development

A fund launched in March 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic to focus support on helping individuals and organisations to sustain themselves.

Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

Organisations that contribute to the rich and diverse cultural life of Scotland have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. This fund has been established by the Scottish Government to help address their needs.

Hardship Funds for Creative Freelancers

We’re inviting organisations who are presently managing hardship funds in Scotland to work with us to deliver funding to support creative freelancers.

Youth Arts Fund

£3m has been allocated to support youth arts and ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide grassroots live music venues in Scotland with the funds to prevent closure and stabilise them.

Regular Funding

Regular funding seeks to ensure Scotland has a breadth and range of arts and creative organisations and sustainable environments through which artists and creative people can deepen and deliver their work, their engagement with the public, and their professional networks.

Targeted Funding

A selection of ring-fenced funds which support specific art forms, specialisms or geographic areas.

Funds Delivered by Partners

As part of our Targeted Funding, these are a selection of funds and development initiatives which are delivered on behalf of Creative Scotland by other organisations.