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Creative Communities

Culture is a part of every community

Creative Communities, launched in 2020, is a programme that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities.

The programme distributes funds to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts.

In addition to investing in community-led arts projects, the Creative Communities Programme is providing a number of organisations with development support and seed funding to progress early-stage ideas.

Creative Communities is funded jointly by the Scottish Government’s Culture and Justice directorates and aims to extend opportunities for people to take part in culture throughout their lives.

The list of organisations funded by the Creative Communities Programme can be found here. 

Read the media release about the launch of the fund here.

Funded organisations

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About the programme

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 want to support communities to develop and implement programmes of cultural activity.  Support is focused on communities where social or geographical circumstances make engaging with cultural activities more challenging.

We have funded and are supporting 36 initiatives requiring between £10,000 and £40,000. We are also supporting a further 10 early-stage ideas with seed funding and development support.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about the Creative Communities programme please email  creative@inspiringscotland.org.uk

We’re also on Twitter @IScreativecomm

Creative Communities

Supported organisations

An Lanntair
Creative Communities

An Lanntair

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.

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ATLAS Arts
Creative Communities

ATLAS Arts

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.

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Bethany Christian Trust
Creative Communities

Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust’s Creative Communities project involves support of a community-wide project to celebrate local people and green spaces in Menzieshill, Dundee.

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