Creative Scotland Launches Youth Arts Small Grant Scheme

Through Creative Scotland’s new Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme, support is available to organisations and local authorities to enable freelance youth arts practitioners to deliver activity for the benefit of children and young people.

The aim of the fund is to support organisations to take ownership of the distribution of funding in their area and strengthen and broaden their links with freelance youth arts practitioners.

The overall budget for this fund is £700,000 with at least £500,000 for music and up to £200,000 for wider art forms.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to organisations and local authorities to distribute grants of between £500 and £5,000 directly to individual freelance artists/creative practitioners.

Applications are invited from local authorities, arts organisations and third sector organisations. Organisations applying do not need to have an arts focus but they do need to have a track record in supporting/delivering youth arts activity and the capacity to deliver a small grants fund.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 2 November 2020.

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