SAC Funding

SAC invites applications for the following funds

Combined Arts

Cross-Media Collaborations

(\Nith Performing Arts Department)

Support for the development of experimental and innovative work created through the equal collaboration of artists from more than one artiorm. Applications

considered for projects commencing 1 April 1998 onwards.

Closing date: 31 January 1998

Development and Project Fund

(irants to support arts development, such as festivals and combined arts projects. especially in rural areas and areas of urban deprivation. Applications considered for projects commencing 1 April 1998 onwards.

Closing date: 31 January 1998

Minority Ethnic Arts Projects

(irants to encourage the development and promotion of minoritv ethnic arts projects which involve artists working in the performing arts (music, drama and dance). Support for the work of writers. craftsworkers and visual artists can also be considered within the context ofov'erall performing arts programmes. Applications considered for projects commencing 1 April 1998 onwards.

Closing date: 16 March 1998


Awards for individual Development

Assistance to makers in Scotland to continue the development oftheir artist ic. technical and business skills and to other appropriate individuals who present crafts. to develop their knowledge of contemporary crafts.

Closing date: 1 January 1998


Assistance to improve the quality and quantity of crafts exhibitions shown, initiated and circulated in Scotland.

Closing date: 15 February 1998

Special Projects

Support for c‘rafis development projects in Scotland. including the appointment and training of officers with responsibility for crafts, educational programmes, residencies and masterclasses.

Closing date: 15 February 1998 Start-up Grants

Assistance to new crafts workers who exhibit a high level of cTeative and technical skills and who have a viable development plan to establish themselves as makers

in Scotland.

Closing date: 1 January 1998 indigenous Crafts Development Fund

Support to crafts groups and organisations which present crafts and for projects which promote the awareness and understanding of the indigenous crafts of Scotland.

Closing dates: 1 January and 15 February 1998

L1 te ratu re

Book Awards

Awards given to authors to encourage and recognise high standards in recentlv-published work. Applications

from publishers.

Closing date: 31 January 1998

Grants to Publishers

(irants to assist established Sc'ottish-lmsc‘d publishers with the publication of works of literary merit that represent some financial risk. Iranslation also supported.

Closing date: 23 January 1998 Literary Events

Subsidies towards the cost ofa wide range of literarv and bcx>k events within Scotland.

Closing date: 16 January 1998

Travel and Research Grants

Grants to support professional. Scottish-based writers and translators who require to undertake research, usually

for a book.

Closing date: 9 January 1998

Literature for Children and Young People

The new scheme provides subsidy towards the costs ofa wide range of projects and events which support and develop the writing. publishing and reading of children‘s bcmlcs in Scotland.

Closing date: 16 January 1998

Performing Arts eneral

Promoters' “Go and See” Fund Assistance to enable performing arts promoters to see a wide range of work, with a view to developing programmes

in their venues.

Applications considered throughout the year.

Performing Arts Promoters Fund

Assistance for the voluntary promotion of regular performing arts programmes, particularlv in rural areas and other places where there are no established promoting

Closing date: early February 1998


Choreographic Development Award

Assistance for initial choreographic development of an individual's or company's work. Applications considered for projects commencing i April i998 onwards.

Closing dates: 5 January. 23 March 1998

Dance Bursaries

Assistance to professionals working in danc e in Scotland

to undertake short-term or part-time training. or a period of stud}: Applications considered for projects commenc ing 1 A )ril 1998 onwards.

Closing dates: 19 January, 23 March 1998

Projects by Scottish Dance Companies Assistance for the development of experimental. collaborative new work. the creative development oi choreographers and ctrprcxltictions between c ciliipaiiic's and venues. Applications considered for projects commencing

l A ril 1998 onwards.

Closing dates: 19 January 1998

Scottish Traditions of Dance

Support for residencies, workshops and other projec is aimed at promoting and passing on skills within traditional dance. Applications considered ior projcc ts commencing 1 April 1998 onwards.

Closing dates: 19 January. 23 March 1998

Drama and Mime

New Writing Development

Assistance to a range of projects providing opportunities for plavwrights. such as masterclasses. courses and workshops, script development and rewriting, writing for a collaborative project and comrnunitv plavs.

Closing date: 9 February 1998

Training and Travel Bursaries: Drama

Bursaries to enable theatre practitioners to extend their expertise through short-term or part-time c nurses. .1 period of study or a special project.

Closing dates: Last working day of each month starting 28 February 1998.

Touring by Non-Scottish Theatre Companies Support for non-Scottish drama companies to tour new or existing work to a range of venues throughout Scotland.

Closing date: 9 February 1998

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Performing Material Subsidy

Assistance for composers with the cost oi preparing materials necessarv for the performance of their work ~ such as copving. reproduction and studio costs.

Closing dates: Last working day of each month starting 28 February 1998

Music Commission Fee Subsidy Assistance to organisations. ensembles or individuals with the cost of commission fees for original c ()Iiiposititrtis.

Closing dates: 5 January 1998

Training and Travel Bursaries

(irants to enable professional musicians to extend their skills and expertise by means of specialist tuition which mav involve travel within Britain and abroad.

Closing date: February 1998

Visual Arts Individuals

Small Assistance Grant to individual Artists (irants of up to £750 to assist artists with the smaller, more immediate costs involved in creating and presenting

their work.

Closing date: 5 January 1998

Visual Arts OrganiserHons/Groups


A scheme to assist a range oi organisations in Scotland with the cost of hosting a visual arts fellowship. 'l'hes'c are intended to provide artists with a period oi time for research and creative dev elopruent and offer the host a valuable insight into an artist's practice.

Closing date: 1 February 1998

Public Art initiatives

A scheme to assist artists with the costs of researching and presenting innovative and challenging proposals for art in public places.

Closing date: 5 January 1998

Exhibitions and Projects

in encourage and support the initiation of innovative exhibitions and other visual projects through support for research lees, project costs. touring costs, c'ritic‘al writing and educational events.

Closing date: 5 January 1998

Hiring Touring Exhibitions

(irants to encourage the wider c irctilation of touring exhibitions in Scotland and to assist galleries in presenting more ambitious programmes of temporar‘v exhibitions through support for hire fees, transport and travel costs and associated events. .'\pplications for larger projects and those concerning exhibitions not previouslv seen in Scotland will be considered in the l \hihitions l’anel.

Closing date: 5'January 1998

Travel and Training Grants

iirants to professionals working in visual arts organisations to travel within Scotlaan and internationallv ior' specific purposes relating to their work.

Applications considered throughout the year

Central l-‘unds

Conferences and Seminars

(irants to support and enable attendance at conicrenc es and seminars which address contemporar‘v issues in and for llit‘ ill'iS.

Applications considered throughout the year

Consultancies and Research

(irants available to arts organisations ior' consultancv or research commissions and to local authorities for the development of arts plans.

Applications considered throughout the year Marketing

The iund aims to help arts organisations to develop

c o-operativc approac hes to marketing through support for research and development, staii training in marketing and the development oi marketing plans.

Applications considered throughout the year

Training in Arts Management

Open to organisations and individuals working in the arts. Support lot attendance at short courses in arts management and for in- house training in ecjual opportunities and

Applications considered throughout the year

International Initiatives Fund

.'\(liitinistcrc(l bv' the Arts ktltlllc il oi l'ngland in association w ith the Scottish Arts ('ounc ii and the Arts t‘ounc ii of “ales. the i und supports events and programmes in

l ngiand, St otland and \Vales involving artists irorn abroad. it .iiiiis to assist promoters to prc sent a range of ar‘tforms

irorn diiicr'cnt countries.

Closing dates: 19 January and S May 1998

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The Scottish Arts Council aims to create a climate in which arts of quality flourish and are enjoyed by a wide range of people throughout Scot/and.

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