EventScotland launch £200,000 events fund

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EventScotland has launched a new £200,000 events fund to develop activity to celebrate Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design.

Part of VisitScotland’s events Directorate, EventScotland is accepting applications for the events and festivals sector across Scotland to apply for a 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design event grant up to £20,000 – so organisers of events in Dundee and Angus can now apply for a share of the funding.

From textiles to technology, architecture to fashion and design, the year-long programme of activity beginning on January 1 until December 31, 2016, will shine the spotlight on Scotland’s greatest assets and icons, as well as its hidden gems.

Home to ground-breaking innovators, scientists, engineers, architects and designers for hundreds of years, Scotland will celebrate just some of these contributions during 2016, as well as showcasing the creative and innovative minds that continue to inspire and influence audiences across the globe and the modern world we live in today.

Supporting events from a minimum award of £4000 up to a maximum award of £20,000, the funding will be awarded to create new event activity or enhance existing event programmes which reflect the themes and support the objectives of the year, promoting Scotland, celebrating our achievements, encouraging participation and engagement and boosting tourism.

The planned Festival of Architecture will connect Scottish communities and visitors with architecture through events and exhibitions, Scotland-wide.

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 24. Events who wish to apply can do so online by visiting www.eventscotland.org/funding/year-of-innovation-architecture-and-design-2016