The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
Inspiring Scotland has launched a new programme that aims to support and empower individuals and communities to develop cultural activities.¬† Open to applicants from July 1, the Creative Communities programme will distribute up to ¬£600,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period October 2020-June 2021. In additionRead More
The second year of the Scottish Government‚Äôs Creative Communities programme has now launched, seeing a total of ¬£2 million invested in creative projects across Scotland. Since the programme began in 2020, it has supported 46 community-based charities working with communities where social or geographical circumstances make engaging with culture more challenging. Film production workshops,Read More
Nearly 40 organisations around Scotland have been announced as recipients of funding from Inspiring¬†Scotland’s new Creative Communities Programme, which will support the development of grassroots creative and cultural initiatives.Read More
A showcase of projects involved in the Creative Communities Programme took place Thursday 19th May in Glasgow, creating a powerful and diverse exhibition.¬† The showcase aimed to demonstrate how individual communities, facing barriers to engaging in culture, have formed their own unique creative activities: developing their own connection to culture and improved their wellbeing andRead More
Artist and founder of the Stove Network, Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.¬†¬† Firstly, I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Creative Communities programme – from those who first thought up the idea and made it possible – to everyone who has beenRead More
The Creative Communities programme was due to launch just as the pandemic struck. Erica, head of the Creative Communities team¬†takes a look¬†at just what this meant for third sector organisations and Inspiring Scotland as a funder, and shares key learnings from the experience. The Creative Communities¬†Programme¬†was¬†conceived as part of the Scottish Government‚Äôs Culture strategy,¬†whichRead More
Artists and participants of the ¬£2million Creative Communities programme gathered for the first time at V&A Dundee for the premiere of their film highlighting the power of creativity to support wellbeing during the last year. Creative Communities is a Scottish Government initiative aiming to connect communities by providing creative opportunities in communities where social orRead More
We are sharing a number of case studies from our charity partners projects who were or currently are part of the Creative Communities Programme. These case studies highlight the brilliant work of our charity partners and the impact these projects had on their local communities. Each project had to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
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