Go See Share Creative Industries Fund

Applications closed

Go See Share is a small fund for individuals, organisations and creative businesses to explore new ways to expand their business activity and make them more financially sustainable.

The aim of this support is to help recipients to undertake trips or remote meetings allowing them to gain knowledge and insight, build relationships at events or other types of visits and then to share this knowledge back in Scotland.

Listen as Jess, Creative Industries Officer at Creative Scotland, explains more about the fund:


This fund is targeted at supporting individual artists and creative practitioners, representatives of arts organisations and creative businesses who work in the creative industries. Applicants must be based in Scotland. National Companies and Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisations are not eligible to apply to this fund.

Application timeline

Applications are now closed.

Key dates:

  • Closing date for applications: Midday, Tuesday 16 November 2021
  • Decisions: w/c 10 January 2022
  • Your proposed activity should take place: between 1 February and 28 June 2022
  • Creative Scotland Sharing event: Date to be confirmed

How to apply

Applications are now closed


Sharing from the previous round

Participants from the previous round of Go See Share gathered in April 2018 to share their experiences with the creative sector.

Gillian Easson of Creative Dundee and Janine Matheson, formerly of Creative Edinburgh, went to see London Design Festival together to gain new experiences to help them develop the business models for their creative organisations for creative communities.

Victoria Donnellly of Graphic Design Festival Scotland went to see Offset Festival in Dublin to experience a graphic design festival from the experience of a participant rather than an organiser and gain new perspective and insights to bring back to organising Graphic Design Festival Scotland.

Craig Fairweather and Andrew Dyce of We Throw Switches went to see A MAZE. /Berlin to learn and discuss ideas with their contemporaries, broaden their network of connections and relationships, learn from best practice in the industry and promote some of the things that were happening in the Scottish games scene at the time.

Mark Gibson and Amy Shipway of Aerial Edge travelled to New York, Vermont, and Montreal to research the possibility of self-sustaining circus training programmes in Scotland.

Simon Fildes attended Cinedans film festival in Amsterdam in March 2018 to explore models, commissioning approaches, audience development approaches for screendance and share this with the sector in Scotland.

Freelance Curator for Dundee Design Festival, Sion Parkinson attended the Helsinki WDW Summit (14-15 Sep). On return he shared learning with the Dundee UNESCO City of Design Implementation Group (October 2017) and Creative Dundee’s ‘Make Share’ event (November 2017).