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Creators’ Fund+

Funding available: £2000

Applications close: 03/06/2024

About this fund

Creators’ Fund+ £2000 Grants & Mentorship from We Are Here Scotland

Creators’ Fund+ is a new 1-year pilot programme, supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland, will provide 8 Black People and People of Colour (BPoC) creative and cultural professionals living in Scotland with £2000 grants and 20 hours of mentorship from industry professionals to elevate their careers.

Building on the success of the original Creators’ Fund which offered £500 microgrants and 5.5 hour mentorships, Creators’ Fund+ seeks to inspire a future generation of BPoC creatives in Scotland while starting an important discussion about representation in the country’s creative industries.

We Are Here Scotland is committed to challenging the inequalities within Scotland’s creative industries. We feel the need to ensure that the developing careers of BPoC (Black People and People of Colour) creative and cultural professionals are supported on a consistent and meaningful basis.

The fund is a small way in which we can move things forward and maintain a presence in Scotland that we hope can inspire future generations of creative and cultural professionals and also be the start of a much-needed discussion regarding representation in Scotland’s creative industries.

Building on the success of the previous Creators’ Fund, Creators’ Fund+ seeks to further support and elevate BPoC creative and cultural professionals in Scotland.

These enhancements were informed by feedback and learnings from the first 3 cohorts of Creators’ Fund recipients. By increasing financial support and mentorship hours Creators’ Fund+ aims to provide meaningful career development opportunities for BPoC creative and cultural professionals. Furthermore, the success of previous participants including increased work and commissions, progression of career and increased industry presence indicates that if this is enhanced through Creators’ Fund+ this will further benefit individuals and their communities.

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Creators’ Fund+

We Are Here Scotland

Funding available: £2000

Applications close: 03/06/2024

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