traditional arts grants fund launched

Monday 11th May 2015

A new fund has been launched to offer grants of up of £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts.

The fund – Tasgadh – is devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and available to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. Professional development applications can also be supported though the fund.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal Chief Executive, Arthur Cormack, welcomed the commitment from Creative Scotland: “While Creative Scotland continues to support traditional arts directly and will deal with larger projects through other routes, it is important that there is access to small grants which are relatively light touch and offer a fast decision. We are delighted to be working with Creative Scotland to provide that kind of support for Scottish traditional music, dance and storytelling and expect a high level of uptake for the funds.”

Brian Ó hEadhra, Gaelic Arts & Culture Officer at Creative Scotland said: “Fèisean nan Gàidheal have been developing traditional arts across Scotland for over 25 years and are well placed to successfully deliver this funding scheme. We are keen to get a good mix of art forms applying including music, dance and storytelling from the Gaelic and Scots traditions. Creative Scotland remains committed to working with partners in this sector to ensure that Scotland continues to have a vibrant living tradition across our communities, both rural and urban.”

The fund is now open with three deadline dates for applications during 2015-16, the first of those being 3 July 2015. Guidelines and applications are available here.

 

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