Creative Place Project ARTS Fund Launched

November 18, 2015 | News, Opportunities

Forres based Findhorn Bay Arts has launched a ProjectARTS fund totalling £20k available for local creative collaborations.

ProjectARTS is part of the Creative Place award programme which the Forres Area successfully won earlier this year as announced by Creative Scotland.  Of the £100k awarded to the Forres Area Creative Place, a quarter of this fund has been made directly available for creative community benefit through ProjectARTS.

Findhorn Bay Arts Director Kresanna Aigner said “of all the Creative Place applications made this year, Forres Area was the only one to make available a community benefit fund.  This recognises the abundance of local creativity and the importance of making a lasting creative legacy in the Forres Area through our Creative Place awards win”.

Aiming to support closer working practice and lasting partnerships between artists, business, and community groups in the Forres Area, ProjectARTS will bring about new work and creative collaborations that respond to and connect with the Forres area.

All ProjectARTS activities will have a public finale showcasing the new work for the public to access.  Kresanna continued, “the public showcases will celebrate local creativity and arts creating a meaningful and engaging public art programme in and around Forres”.

Findhorn Bay Arts are hosting a Culture Café on Thursday December 17th at Falconer Museum 6:30pm-8:30pm to enable artists, businesses and community groups to come together and explore their creative ideas.  With short presentations by guest speakers on what makes a quality arts project, this informal networking event will inspire ideas and facilitate artists and the local community to come together to develop a creative collaboration.

The total ProjectARTS fund of £20k is available throughout 2016/2017 with individual awards ranging between £200 and £2,000.  Applications which connect with local community groups / businesses and the Forres area are encouraged to meet the first funding round deadline of Friday January 29th 2016.

For further details about ProjectARTS and to request guidelines and an application form, please contact us by calling 01309 673137 or emailing

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ProjectARTS Press Release
Colour Run Celebration. Credit: Hannah Rogan
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