Traditional Arts Fund

September 11, 2012

The fund

Enterprise Music Scotland has an allocation of £80,000 available for the funding of small traditional arts projects.  This fund is devolved from Creative Scotland and is managed centrally by Enterprise Music Scotland and its appointed specialist advisors.  The fund is accessed through a written application procedure and will be monitored and evaluated by both Enterprise Music Scotland and Creative Scotland.  The fund is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, platform, tour and showcase their work.  The fund will also support professional development projects.


Who can apply?

Individuals, groups and organisations can apply to this fund.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate a positive track record and professional commitment to one or more of the traditional art forms:

Scottish Traditional Dance

Scottish Traditional Music

Scottish Traditional Storytelling


Planning your application

Each applicant can apply for an award of between £250 – £3,000

Full guidelines and application form available as separate download below.

Please read the full criteria guidelines before making any formal enquiry.

A FAQs sheet is now available to download below.

All enquiries should be made via email to –

There are 3 application deadlines in 2012/13:

6th July 2012

18th September 2012

1st March 2013

via Traditional Arts Fund | Enterprise Music Scotland.


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