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Culture Project Fund 2019/20

29 Nov 2019

The City of Edinburgh Council has partnered with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to stimulate and support artistic and cultural projects that benefit Edinburgh and those who live in and visit the city.

The fund has been developed following on from the City of Edinburgh Council Culture Plan, which has a vision that city partners work together to keep culture and creativity at the heart of Edinburgh’s success and that culture makes a significant contribution to improving Edinburgh’s quality of life, economic vitality and place-making. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Charities) Limited aims to “promote and encourage arts, culture and heritage and/or study of the arts, culture and heritage in Edinburgh”.

The aim of this fund in 2019/20 is to address gaps in support available to the arts across the city and the fund will support artist-led projects in Edinburgh, that propose new ways of working to overcome barriers to accessing cultural activity. This can be achieved in a number of ways, including: participatory activity and workshops; Exhibitions or Performances in new spaces across the city; collaborative projects between artists and communities or any other activity which demonstrably meet the purpose of the scheme.


The 2019/20 Culture Project Fund will award grants to organisations undertaking artist-led projects in Edinburgh that extend the reach of arts and cultural engagement and help overcome barriers to access, whether geographic, financial, social or other.  Note that the Panel particularly welcomes applications which involve Scottish Traditional Music, instruments and Dance and this will form one of the priorities of the fund.


There is an overall fund available of £97,208.  Grants awarded are likely to be £5,000 or less, but organisations may be awarded up to £10,000 in exceptional circumstances.


Friday 10 January 2020.


Applications have now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us:


A list of projects funded in 2018/19 can be found on page 3 of Business Bulletin from the 24th January 2019.

Application documents