Folk Festival receives £3500

Stonehaven Folk Festival. Jamming at the harbour. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
Stonehaven Folk Festival. Jamming at the harbour. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES
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Stonehaven Folk Festival has received £3,500 towards its 27th Festival which will take place in July 2015.

This news comes at the same time as Creative Scotland has awarded more than £1.3m to individual artists and organisations through its Open Project Fund right across Scotland.

Janet Archer, Chief Executive of Creative Scotland said: “Open Project Funding is one of the three key elements of our new funding approach, delivering the promise of simplicity and clear routes to funding for those we are here to support.

“I’m particularly pleased that we are able to operate the Open Project Fund without deadlines. Demand is high, so we are allocating budgets across the year, which means that both individuals and organisations can apply at a time that suits them. This is something that has been asked for and we are responding accordingly.

“Alongside our Regular and Targeted funding routes, Open Project Funding aims to support work across a broad range of practice and scale and across all parts of Scotland.

This route to funding helps artists and creative people bring their ideas to life, increasing the quality, strength and diversity of culture in Scotland, delivering real benefits for everyone that lives here.

“Over £1m of these awards has been allocated from National Lottery funds. Alongside funding from the Scottish Government, The National Lottery forms a vital part of funding support for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland and it is important to recognise this.”

Open Project Funding commenced on 1 October, 2014 and sits alongside Regular and Targeted Funding as one of Creative Scotland’s three funding routes.

Sixty one individuals and projects across the arts, screen and creative industries and based throughout Scotland, received awards of between £1,500 and £100,000 between December and January 2015.

Aberdeen International Youth Festival also received £15,000 funding towards a community opera production of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Noye’s Fludde’and Victoria Hall in Ellon received £20,500 towards the purchase and installation of a digital cinema projector and server system.

Details of the Open Project Fund and all other Creative Scotland funding can be found on the Creative Scotland website at www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/open-project-funding