Creative Scotland Open Project Funding

Creative Scotland This new funding route reflects Creative Scotland’s commitment to simplification and clarity and replaces multiple funding routes that previously existed.

Open Project Funding will support 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.

Creative Scotland wants to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects, and the Open Project Funding can then help them to make these ideas happen. These ideas can fall within a broad spectrum of activity, and the fund 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 two years in duration.

Open Project Funding is open to both individuals and organisations to apply. For the remainder of 2014/15, the overall budget will be £3.1m.

You can apply for funding from £1,000 to £100,000. Creative Scotland will also consider applications up to £150,000 by exception and only with prior written approval.

Applications for Open Project Funding will be accepted 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 more information about Open Project Funding, please visit the Creative Scotland website.