Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

Creative Scotland’s 'Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund' aims to support young people aged 14-20 who are interested in developing their skills in one of the following areas:

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Digital Arts

Whatever your creative passion, look no further than the Young Scot and Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund. Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland can apply. Both individuals and groups can apply for funding ranging from £50- £600.

In the case of group applications, details of all group members should also be provided and the majority of the group should be aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Applications from professional arts organisations, schools or other educational institutions will not be accepted.

The fund provides financial support to help nurture talent in a number ways. From recording a demo with your band, to putting on an exhibition of your own artwork, and lots more in between.
The deadlines for applications are:

  • 3 July 2017
  • 28 August 2017
  • 9 October 2017

Please note that you must include two references (one of whom cannot be related to you) when submitting your application. One of your referees must also be available to offer support and guidance throughout your project.

Applications are assessed by a Grants Panel comprising of young people from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group and staff from Young Scot and Creative Scotland.

More information and how to apply can be found at the web address below or by contacting Young Scot.


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Young Scot, Freepost EH1 077, Edinburgh,
EH12 0BR