ACC Cultural Awards 2015

March 20, 2015

Cultural Awards

Aberdeen City Council is committed to supporting the development of arts and culture in the city. Whether it’s the intrinsic value of creating or the social, educational and economic benefits of cultural activity and events, its fundamental role in our everyday lives is clear and recognised. In order to support the development of, and access to, high quality arts and culture activity, the Council, in addition to its core funding, have three main funding programmes available; Project Grants, Creative Spaces Grants and Artists Bursaries. So if you are an arts organisation, community group or an artist in any art-form, please read the summaries below to find out if there is a suitable funding programme for you.

* Project Funding 2015 – 2nd Application Window Opens March 23rd *


This Project Grants programme is open to proposals from arts organisations or community groups for any type of arts and culture project. Be it a community arts workshop, a heritage trail, a networking event or a visual arts exhibition, all proposals will be considered provided the core criteria is met. Funding of up to £10,000 is available and the next application window will open on March 23rd with a deadline of 9am on April 27th 2015. Applicants  to this application window will be notified of the outcome on June 5th.  To find out more, please download the guidelines and application form below.

Cultural Awards Application Form (2015)

Cultural Awards Project Funding Guidelines (2015)

Available Support for Applicants


if you are interested in applying for funding and have any questions or require support in regards to the application process, criteria or event to develop your project, there is support available. You may contact us via email or telephone at anytime, while a series of one to one advice sessions for the second application window will be announced soon.

Made In Aberdeen – supporting individuals

The ‘Made in Aberdeen’ programme supports and profiles individual artists based in Aberdeen. The aim of this programme is to demonstrate confidence in the city’s creative individuals, to nurture and support our talent and find new ways of showcasing it to a much wider local, national and international audience.

The Made in Aberdeen includes the following support initiatives:

Artists’ Bursaries

Artists’ Commissions

Emerging Talent Prize

Made In Aberdeen Films

For more information on the Made In Aberdeen initiative and associated funding programmes please click on the link below.

Made in Aberdeen home page

Existing Award Recipients

All current award recipients can download copies of the reporting templates below.

Cultural Awards 2015 – Progress Report Template

Cultural Awards 2015 – Final Report Template


Culture & Sport Branding Guidelines

Aberdeen City Council Logo

Vibrant Aberdeen Logo


We are happy to offer any support that is required to develop and submit your application so if you have any questions or would like to meet with a member of the Cultural Awards Team please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email –

Telephone – (01224) 522 341

via Cultural Awards.


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