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Falkirk creative producer receives National Lottery funds to share his skills

A new Diploma in Creative Producing, developed by Falkirk-based producer and coach Chris Grady, has received £12,522 in National Lottery funds through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund awards. 

It is among 51 creative projects and research and development initiatives across Scotland sharing in over £820K of National Lottery and Scottish Government funding. 

Aiming to help build a national network of emerging and expert producers of theatre and the performing arts, the project has been developed in Falkirk and will deliver skills and opportunities to emerging and aspiring producers across the breadth of Scotland. 

The programme will be delivered by Scottish and international teachers and mentors through a series of online vocational workshops. 

Chris Grady said: "Producers can influence the stories that are told, the people who tell them and the audience that engages with them, but to know how they need to have some tools.   

“We are offering a series of classes for creative producers and self-producing artists around the country to offer some skill sharing and inspiration to people wherever they may log-in.” 

Iain MunroChief ExecutiveCreative Scotland said: “The Open Fund is enabling creative people and organisations to explore ways of working that is helping them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances brought about as a result of Covid-19.   

“From researching and developing new work and practices, to exploring safe ways to reach and engage audiences, these projects reflect the resilience, innovation and determination of Scotland’s creative community in the face of extremely challenging circumstances. 

“Made possible by the generosity of National Lottery players, who raise £30 million for good causes across the UK every week, and the Scottish Government, these awards are helping to sustain the immense value that creativity adds to our lives.” 

Image credit: Richard Kenworthy

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Katya Speight

Media Relations & PR Co-ordinator

Creative Scotland


Notes to editors

The National Lottery has raised more than £41 billion for more than 565,000 good causes across the UK since 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support people, projects and communities throughout the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.  

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.  

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