Creative Scotland

£20,000 for creative projects in Scotland

Creative Scotland and Crowdfunder have teamed up to launch Crowdfund Creative Scotland which will award up to £5,000 to creative projects across the country.

Calling all creatives in Scotland. We’ve launched a new crowdfunding initiative to support creative projects in Scotland.

We’re encouraging creative individuals, groups or collaborations and businesses to tell us their creative ideas to take part in a competition to receive up to £5,000 in match funding from Creative Scotland towards a crowdfunding campaign.

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We want to hear from individual artists and creative practitioners such as writers, musicians, craft makers, fashion designers, dancers, visual artists, producers, curators, digital artists or those working in film, theatre, publishing or any of the creative industries.

Are you part of a creative group such as a band or ensemble? You can even team up and enter jointly on an artistic collaboration. We want to hear from creative businesses based in Scotland if you have a project related to the arts, screen or creative industries.

See the eligibility criteria for more information. 

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Key dates

Entries now closed. The shortlisted entrants chosen to take part will be announced on Friday 10 July.

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19 June - 6 July

Competition open

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10 July

Shortlist announced

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13 July

Coaching programme begins

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17 - 21 August

Crowdfunding launch dates

How the funding works

The £20,000 match funding will be available to the shortlisted projects on a first come, first served basis, conditional on hitting specific fundraising milestones.

start crowdfunding

Milestone one

Raise £1,000, receive a £1,000 match funding pledge from Creative Scotland

Get the word out

Milestone two

Raise a further £1,500, receive a £1,500 match funding pledge from Creative Scotland

Get funded

Milestone three

Raise a further £2,500, receive the final £2,500 match funding pledge from Creative Scotland

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Banner image - Talisk, Photo by Dee Christensen

Image one - Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Photo by Ross Fraser McLean / Studio RoRo.

Image two - Janis Claxton Dance with Pop-Up Duets (fragments of love). Photo by Roy Campbell-Moore.