Creative Communities is a new programme that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities.
The programme will distribute up to ¬£900,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period November 2020-July 2021.
In addition to investing in projects, Inspiring Scotland are providing a number of community organisations with development support to progress ideas to the point where they can be more fully funded over the course of a second year.
Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government‚Äôs Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.
Applications closed in August 2020 and the list of successfully funded organisations can be found here.¬†
Creative Communities forms a key part of the Culture Strategy for Scotland,¬†and is based on the belief that cultural activity has broad, interlinked benefits for people and communities.
We are looking to support communities to develop and implement programmes of cultural activity.¬† Support will be focused on communities where social or geographical circumstances make engaging with cultural activities more challenging.
We have funded 27 initiatives requiring between ¬£10,000 and ¬£40,000, to be delivered between November 2020 and July 2021.¬† There may be the option for funding to be renewed thereafter.¬† We are also supporting a further 10 early-stage ideas which are not yet ready for implementation with seed funding and development support.
Based in Harris and Lewis, this Creative Communities project supports online visual arts workshops for people over the age of 60, held in Gaelic and English.Learn More
Based in Skye, this Creative Communities project involves a pilot for an alternative school focused on climate change, bringing together local and international artists, experts and activists. Undertaken in partnership with Skye Climate Action.Learn More
Bethany Christian Trust’s Creative Communities project involves support of a community-wide project to celebrate local people and green spaces in Menzieshill, Dundee.Learn More
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