The Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme is part of a Scottish Government Covid-19 funding package to support the arts, administered by Creative Scotland.
A number of organisations across Scotland have been awarded ‘funding pots’ through the Small Grants Scheme to distribute small grants to freelance artists, to work with children and young people across Scotland. Findhorn Bay Arts are delighted to be one of these organisations awarded a grant which will enable us to distribute £40,000 to local artists/ creative practitioners.
With these awards we aim to create opportunities for our local artists/ creative practitioners to develop their own programmes of youth arts activity that engage with a range of local organisations and young people in Moray, especially those most affected by Covid-19.
Who can apply and how much will be awarded?
The fund is open to freelance artists and creative practitioners living and/ or working in Moray and up to 50 miles in neighbouring regions, looking to work directly with children and young people in Moray. We expect those applying to have strong and appropriate skills in their artform, and experience of working with children and young people.
The fund is not open to applications from organisations, local authorities, groups or clubs.
The overall budget for awards is £40,000. Applicants can apply for up to £5000 and we foresee distributing in the region of 10 awards. All projects must be completed by the end of March 2022.
Applications will go through an assessment and selection process by a panel made up of the Findhorn Bay Arts team, representation from Creative Scotland and local creatives and youth sector partner organisations.
Applications Open: Sunday 31st January 2021
Applications Close: Monday 1st March 2021
Decision Announced: by Monday 29th March 2021
Training & Development Sessions: April – June 2021
Project Delivery: July 2021 – March 2022
Evaluation Submitted: end of March 2022
How do I apply?
The fund opens on Sunday 31st January 2021 and closes on Monday 1st March 2021.
Please ensure you read the guidance documents before completing your application.
We have set up an online Information Session for the fund to be held on Wednesday 10th February, 4pm. The session will cover the fund criteria and application process and provide an opportunity for questions on these elements. Please book your place for the information session by following the link below.
Findhorn Bay Arts is committed to supporting applications in other formats. If you need to apply for funds in an alternative format, or you need to support to make your application please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01309 673137 | 86 High Street, Forres.