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Creative Scotland – guidance for open funding

Creative Scotland is today publishing details of Open Project Funding that will sit alongside Regular and Targeted Funding as one of Creative Scotland’s three funding routes.
This new funding route reflects Creative Scotland’s commitment to simplification and clarity and replaces multiple funding routes that previously existed. Open Project Funding enables individuals and organisations to submit one application for different parts of a project, including research, development and delivery.
Open Project Funding is designed to provide support for individuals working in any area of practice across the arts, screen and creative industries, as well as organisations. Applicants can apply for funding amounts between £1,000 and £100,000 (or up to £150,000 by exception) for projects lasting up to two years.
There are no deadlines attached to Open Project Funding. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and decisions provided within 8 weeks for applications less than £15,000 and 12 weeks for applications for more than £15,000. This means that individuals and organisations can apply at any time, as suits their needs and their practice.
At present, the budget for Open Project Funding will be in the region of £1m each month and the fund will open for applications on Friday 31 October.
Details of the Open Project Fund and all other Creative Scotland funding can be found on the website here.

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