Creative Scotland: Open Fund – Sustaining Creative Development

Closing date: Wed 8 Feb 2023: 11pm

This fund is Creative Scotland’s main project fund for organisations, supporting a wide range of creative activity. PLEASE NOTE: this fund will close to applications on Wed 8 February 2023 and will be replaced by two new funds for organisations that will open on Wed 15 February 2023. For more information on these new funds, visit:

The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development aims to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances for up to 12 months. The fund is for organisations and groups based in Scotland whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries.

This fund can support applications for between £1,000 and £100,000. There are no deadlines for this fund – 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 their website or contact to confirm.

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Closing date: Wed 8 Feb 2023: 11pm