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Scottish Government Emergency Funds Update

Read our latest status update on the Scottish Government’s emergency funds for creativity and culture being delivered through Creative Scotland.

Published: 01 Oct 2020

Over £2.8m for Creative Freelancers and Organisations

Thanks to National Lottery players and a Scottish Government funding boost of £3.5million, a total of over £1.68million has reached creative freelancers and organisations between May and August 2020 through our Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development.

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Youth programme to tackle anti-social behaviour

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) and award-wining theatre company Glass Performance have been awarded £410,000 by Scottish Government programme CashBack for Communities for a brand-new arts project - CashBack for Change.

Published: 25 Sep 2020

Emergency funds continuing to reach performing arts venues

59 venues across Scotland have received a total of £4.74million from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.

Published: 24 Sep 2020

Wigtown Book Festival 2020

A lone piper, a Sunday Times best-selling author, and the world-premiere of Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham’s new song cycle celebrating St Ninian, and other early Scottish saints, will provide the stylish launch line-up for Wigtown Book Festival.

Published: 24 Sep 2020

New Disabled Artists Manifesto Launched

A new manifesto calling for radical change in the arts will be launched on Thursday 8 October. Not Going Back to Normal has been created following an open call out to disabled artists.

Published: 23 Sep 2020

Emergency Scottish Government relief funds reach grassroots music venues

From Melrose to Kirkwall, Portree to Kirkcaldy, 72 venues across Scotland have received a total of £2.2million through the Scottish Government’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund through Creative Scotland.

Published: 22 Sep 2020

Further Emergency Support Announced for Scotland’s Screen Sector Workers

Screen Scotland today announces a new Screen Hardship Fund offering support to those experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 21 Sep 2020

Launch of Youth Arts emergency funding

£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.

Published: 17 Sep 2020

Seven Inclusive Principles for the arts in COVID-19

Campaigning cultural organisations We Shall Not Be Removed, Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra and What Next? have joined together to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion.

Published: 16 Sep 2020