Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. Tasgadh cannot support the purchase of equipment nor can the fund be used to match other Creative Scotland funds.

Tasgadh is a fund devolvit frae Creative Scotland, mainaged by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open tae organisations and indiveeduals. Tasgadh is designit tae gie an upheeze tae tradeetional airtists and organisations tae mak, perform, tour and shawcase wark. The fund will uphaud professional development an learnin projecks as weel. Tasgadh canna support the purchase o graith and canna be yaised tae maitch ither Creative Scotland funds.

The remaining 2023-24 deadline date for applications is:

  • 26 January 2024

Guidelines and an application form may be downloaded from the right hand side of the page. The form may be completed, saved and sent to tasgadh@feisean.org.

Or, you can fill in your application online by registering here.  Once you register you will receive a link by email and you can then proceed with your application.

As a guide to assist applicants, some case studies of projects funded previously may be downloaded on the right-hand side of the page.

The following people, with relevant skills, have agreed to assist in reaching decisions on grants:

  • Arthur Cormack
  • Catriona Hawksworth
  • Dave Francis
  • Fiona Campbell
  • Martin Hadden
  • Joanne Urwin
  • Ilyana Nedkova

A register of their interests is available here.

Further information is available in this video from a live, online session by Arthur Cormack with guidance to potential applicants for Tasgadh and Maoin nan Ealan Gàidhlig. 

Case studies

Rebecca Hill

Rebecca Hill

St. Andrew’s Voices

The Village Storytelling Centre



Kae Sakurai

Oban International Shanty Festival 

The Flutefling Collection

Sangstream Folk Choir – Midlothian Miners

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