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New support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak

We've launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published: 27 Mar 2020

Response to Covid-19 Impact

On Friday 27 March we are planning to launch two new funds: a bridging bursary programme for individuals in immediate need which will be simple and non-competitive, and a repurposed Open Project Fund.

Published: 20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

We have gathered links to the latest advice relating to Coronavirus.

Published: 17 Mar 2020

Edinburgh International Festival Opts for Digital Launch in Response to Coronavirus

Edinburgh International Festival cancels Edinburgh and London launch events, instead Facebook Live streaming the launch to an online audience.

Published: 13 Mar 2020

Green light for Scottish film and TV studio

First Stage Studios Ltd has been appointed to run a large-scale film and TV studio space in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith.

Published: 09 Mar 2020

Creative Scotland response to the publication of A Culture Strategy for Scotland

Creative Scotland's response to the publication of A Culture Strategy for Scotland which marks a significant step forward for cultural policy and support in the country.

Published: 28 Feb 2020

39 creative projects across Scotland share in over £859,000 of National Lottery funding

Read all about the latest creative projects to receive National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Project Fund awards.

Published: 19 Feb 2020

‘Unforgettable’ World Premiere To Launch Arbroath 2020 Festival

Find out about the launch of the Arbroath 2020 Festival, a six-month programme of special events commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Published: 19 Feb 2020

Emerging writers to bring new perspectives to cultural criticism

Four emerging writers will bring new perspectives to Scottish cultural criticism by participating in the Diverse Critics scheme, a new programme delivered in partnership between Creative Scotland, The Skinny and Disability Arts Online.

Published: 11 Feb 2020

Scottish Books International’s new fund books its first writers

18 Scottish writers have been awarded grants to promote Scottish writing and culture worldwide by the Author International Travel Fund, a cornerstone pilot initiative of new international promotion service, Scottish Books International.

Published: 07 Feb 2020