Grant Details


Major Project

Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



All Arts


United Kingdom

Creative Scotland

Open Fund for Individuals

The Open Fund for Individuals is one of Creative Scotland’s key funding programmes, supporting the wide range of activity initiated by artists, writers, producers and other creative practitioners in Scotland. The overall annual budget for this fund is £5 million.

Introduction to the fund

In this video, members of staff from across Creative Scotland tell you more about the Open Fund for Individuals, from when you’re thinking about applying, right through to receiving your funding.

What the fund supports

The Open Fund will support a period of research, development and/or delivery of creative activity for up to 24 months. We will ask you to tell us the start and end date for this activity and to describe the outcomes, benefits and impacts that you wish to achieve.

This fund is designed to support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes.

For more information, visit Creative Scotland