Creative Scotland: Open Fund for Individuals

Closing date: Sun 31 Mar 2024: 11pm

The Open Fund for Individuals is one of Creative Scotland’s key funding programmes, supporting a wide range of creative activity by artists, writers, producers and other creative practitioners in Scotland.

The Open Fund will support a period of research, development and/or delivery of creative activity for up to 24 months. The fund is for freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners living in Scotland who are at least 18 years old.

This fund is designed to support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes.

This fund can support applications for between £500 and £100,000. There are no deadlines for this fund and you can apply year-round. Please note that applications take between 8-12 weeks for a decision and if you are applying between October and December, these timescales will be affected by office closures due to public holidays over the New Year period. Please check our website or contact to confirm.

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Closing date: Sun 31 Mar 2024: 11pm