Open Project Funding – Creative Scotland


Open Project Funding


About the Programme

This fund supports the arts, screen and creative industries, with projects that help them explore, realise and develop their creative potential, widen access to their work, and enrich Scotland’s reputation as a distinctive creative nation connected to the world. We want to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects that we can then help them to make happen.
These ideas can fall within a broad spectrum of activity, and Open Project Funding will support:

  • Projects that develop skills or artistic practice
  • Projects that create something new and of high quality
  • Projects which either present work to audiences, or which try to develop and reach new audiences (including those hard to reach)
  • Projects which encourage more people to get involved in artistic and creative activity.

Support will be available for activity and projects of different size and scale – and for up to 2 years in duration.

Who can apply

Open Project Funding is open to both individuals and organisations to apply to.

Deadlines and turnaround times

We will accept applications for Open Project Funding from 31 October 2014 onwards.
Open Project Funding is a continuous programme, meaning that you can make an application at any time throughout the year and there are no deadlines. You will however need to allow enough time between when you apply and when you plan to start your project to allow Creative Scotland to undertake the assessment of your proposal.

For information and to download an application form please visit the website:

“Creative Scotland are committed, through any activities we support, to ensure that artists are paid appropriately for their time and effort. We therefore expect applications to reference relevant industry standards on rates of remuneration – such as those outlined by the Musicians Union, the Scottish Artists Union, EQUITY, BECTU, or the Writers Guild.”

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