Gordon Forum for the Arts

Grants

Please note that at present all funds available for grants have been allocated. No grant applications should be submitted until further notice. The information below is left here for historical reference.

Arts in the Community Grant Scheme

As part of its service to the arts, Gordon Forum for the Arts operates a Community Arts Grants scheme on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council, and in conjunction with the other arts forums of Aberdeenshire.

Residents and groups based in Central Aberdeenshire may apply for advance funding for a range of arts activities and events, for equipment purchases, tuition expenses, and other purposes explained on the application form.

Project Support Grants

This award helps groups to undertake challenging new work, especially that which encourages art made by and for the local community, involves multimedia collaborations, or forges new partnerships between local organisations and regional/national practitioners. Up to £1000, to cover 50% of costs, in exceptional circumstances the award may cover 100% of costs.

Programme Support Grants

This grant aids the work of local arts promoters, particularly voluntary organisations. Support is offered for one-off and annual events, as well as for the promotion of a series of events. It is expected that these grants will support new and ambitious programming. This grant is given as a deficit guarantee. Up to £1000, to cover 50% of costs; in exceptional circumstances awards may cover 100% of costs.

Foundation Grant

This support is offered to emerging arts organisations to assist with their formation and first activities. Maximum award £500.

Personal Development Grant

This stepping-stone grant enables recipients to expand their repertoire of skill and broaden their experience. Up to £500, to cover 50% of costs; in exceptional circumstances the award may cover 100% of costs.

Application Form and Guidelines 2010/11 (PDF)

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