Culture Fund gets £50K

Nov 3 2017 | By More

Tattoo donates £50K to council fund

The Edinburgh city council’s Culture Project Fund, launched in January, has been boosted by a £50K donation from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as part of a pilot project between the two bodies.

The donation will allow grants of approximately £5,000 to be awarded to organisations creating new performance work in Edinburgh.

Waverley Court, Edinburgh Council HQ. Photo: CEC

The partnership extends the support available to artists in the city for locally produced performing arts projects, by helping to cover some of the costs artists face when developing new work.

The fund is open to any constituted organisation and applicants are encouraged to seek partnership support and apply for the exact funds needed. It is also open to organisations already in receipt of Council support.

Applications close on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12 Noon and will be judged by a panel of industry specialists.

Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said that the donation: “cements our dedication to supporting the next generation of creative talent, some of who are at the heart of our event, as well as contributing to the care for veterans – something which is very important to us as an organisation.”


Councillor Ian Campbell, Depute Convener of Culture and Communities at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the benefit of the city’s performing arts community.

“The Tattoo has a long and proud tradition of supporting organisations with charitable donations, and plays a hugely influential role within our cultural sector. It is recognition of this and in support of the grassroots arts projects operating year-round in the city that we are working with the Tattoo.

“Their generous donation of £50,000 will significantly increase the project development opportunities available to the sector.

“It follows the success of the recently launched Council Culture Project Fund, which this year provided £61,020 towards a number of locally produced projects.”

Further details of how to apply are on the Council website here:

Email to request an application pack.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12pm.


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