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Open fund Sept 2022 PR Gloo

The Textile Creatives turning Trash into Treasure

Scottish designers are at the forefront of an innovative new project creating covetable pieces, ready to wear, from one another’s studio trash. 

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Local Support for Artists and Makers #VACMAScotland

Bursaries of £500 and £750 available 

Deadlines: Tuesday 25 October 2022 (5pm)  
and Tuesday 7 February 2023 (5pm) 

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Scotland’s dance artists exploring new pathways into international markets

Eleven of Scotland’s award-winning and pioneering contemporary dance artists and companies are headed to one of the industry’s most important international gatherings, Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 31 Aug-3 Sept. 

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New Funds for Touring Theatre and Dance

New funds are available for Scottish based artists, companies, producers and venues for touring live theatre and dance work from Autumn 2023 onwards. 

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90 new mothers finding connection in new writing

Seeking a safe space to foster connection, an opportunity for honest discussions and a renewed sense of identity, new mum Catrin Kemp set up The New Mothers' Writing Circle at the beginning of her own writing journey post-motherhood in 2020. With a grant of £56,390 from The National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, Catrin’s now able to offer nearly 100 new mothers in Glasgow time for creativity and reflection at a key point of change in their lives. 

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New Report reveals £85.3million Emergency Covid Funds Reached Arts, Screen and Creative Industries, Mar 2020 - Sept 2021

A new independent report published today, Thursday 11 August confirms that emergency Covid-19 funds of £85.3million from the Scottish Government, distributed through Creative Scotland, reached individuals and organisations working in Scotland’s culture and creative sector, between March 2020 and September 2021.

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UK Premiere and Scottish cinema tour for Alberta Whittle’s new film Lagareh – The Last Born

Scotland+Venice and LUX Scotland, with support from Art Fund, are delighted to announce the UK Premiere and Scottish cinema tour of Alberta Whittle’s new film, Lagareh – The Last Born, at venues across Scotland between September 2022 and March 2023.


Women in business & folklore focus of new storytelling work

88 creative projects receive over £1.9m in latest round of  Creative Scotland’s Open Fund

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Traditional cultures and environmental issues feature in the latest round of theatre and dance tours

Issued under strict embargo for publication on 00:01 Thursday 28 July 2022.

Ten theatre and dance productions have received nearly £1m National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance


Gavin Wallace Fellowship 2022 - funding for organisations to host writing residency

Application deadline: Friday 12 August 2022.

Reinventing the Bicycle

Freewheeling Summer Fun

 58 creative projects receive over £1,368,000 in latest round of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund 

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Creating Inclusion

46 groups and individuals receive over £535,200