This fund is run by Creative Scotland for artists, groups, and creative organisations who are looking to apply for money to support them on their artistic or creative projects.
Anyone can come to Creative Scotland with their ideas, and this fund will support a wide range of things, from small one-off events to longer programmes of work that can last for up to 2 years.
The types of things that this fund will support include:
• Projects which are about helping an artist to develop their skills
• Projects that create something new and high quality, in any art form
• Projects which are aiming to present high quality work to audiences, or projects which try to develop and reach new audiences for the arts
• Projects which encourage more people to take part in artistic and creative activity.
You can read more about the sorts of things that Open Project Fund can support in the Open Project Fund guidelines.
Who can apply
Open Project Funding is open to both individuals and organisations to apply to. This generally means individual artists or organisations who work in the arts – because we expect the applicants to be able to show that they have some ‘track record’ or previous experience.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for any amount between £1000 and £150,000. When you’re planning how much your project will cost, keep in mind that you can apply to Creative Scotland for all or for part of the cost you need for your project – but if you have money or income from other sources for the project too, this does help.
Most of the money in the budget for the Open Project Fund comes from the National Lottery.
What are the deadlines for an application?
Open Project Funding doesn’t have any deadlines and you can apply at any time throughout the year. Please note the important information below regarding the Christmas timescales, which apply from Thursday 11 October 2018.