Funding Opportunity

Creative Funding Awards 2023-24

Aberdeen has a unique culture, where traditions of the north-east flourish alongside contemporary creative activity. Aberdeen City Council recognises the intrinsic value of the arts as well as the benefits a strong cultural sector brings by improving the wellbeing of citizens, attracting tourism, and encouraging new businesses to trade in the city.

The Creative Funding programme offers cultural organisations with not for profit status, community groups, charities and individual artists or creatives the opportunity to apply for support to develop and/or deliver creative activity. 

This funding has previously been awarded to festivals, community groups, brand new arts organisations and has supported projects from emerging individual artists through to established organisations.  A range of projects can be considered for funding such as performances, exhibitions, networking events or even something completely new and innovative; there are very few limitations on the type of creative project that can be supported. 

Organisations with not for profit status can apply for awards of up to £8,000.

Individuals who are Aberdeen City residents can apply for awards of up to £2,500.  There are up to 8 awards allocated annually.

Creative Funding Applications close on Sunday 4th June 2023 at midnight.