Two small grants schemes to support organisations wishing to participate in this year’s To Absent Friends festival.
Now in its fifth year, To Absent Friends is an annual people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance, taking place across Scotland between 1 and 7 November.
It offers people across Scotland a chance to celebrate and remember those who have died, through stories, celebrations and acts of reminiscence. In previous years, events at the festival have included concerts, music nights, exhibitions, immersive theatre and spoken word performances.
The festival now welcomes grant applications from any group that wishes to hold an event for the festival. Approaches to the concept are likely to be varied, and are not restricted to the types of events held in previous years. We encourage creative and innovative ideas that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance within local communities.
Organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 to hold an event as part of the festival. The festival is particularly keen to help small, local organisations to create public opportunities for storytelling and remembrance of people who have died. Full details of how to apply are available on the festival website, www.toabsentfriends.org.uk/content/small-grants-2018, which also has many more suggestions for ways in which people can participate. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 August.
Location: All Scotland
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Peacock), or call 0131 272 2735, or visit www.toabsentfriends.org.uk/content/small-grants-2018
The deadline is Friday 24 August 2018 at 23:55.