Culture & Business Fund Scotland launches to promote business and arts collaboration Melanie May | 19 April 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Fiona Hyslop, said:“I am pleased to announce the transition to this new incentive funding programme which will build on the success of its predecessor, encouraging longer term cultural and business partnerships to benefit Scotland’s wider economy and society.“The Scottish Government is committed to further enhancing Scotland’s contribution to the arts and heritage sector, a key part of Scotland’s culture.“This is why I am honoured to confirm renewed support to Arts & Business through an investment of £300,000 in 2017/18 for the Culture & Business Fund, which will encourage the development of new partnerships and business investments in supporting arts and heritage activities across the country.”A dedicated website will be live at the end of this month for online applications, and an application form and guidelines can also currently be downloaded from the Arts and Business Scotland website. 92 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: arts Arts & Business Funding Scotland A new fund that promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects has been launched.Launched by by Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop, the Culture & Business Fund Scotland replaces the Arts & Business Scotland’s New Arts Sponsorship Grant programme, and offers grant funding of between £1,000 and £40,000, matched by business sponsorship to the same value.The fund is managed by Arts & Business Scotland and aims to encourage greater partnership working between business, arts and heritage by match funding private sector sponsorship of arts and heritage activities pound for pound. It also offers projects that have already received grant support in a previous year the opportunity to benefit from second and third year sponsorship.The inaugural year of the fund will see £300,000 provided by the Scottish Government, via Creative Scotland, while an initial contribution of £36,000 will be made towards developing and raising awareness of the fund within the heritage sector through Historic Environment Scotland. 93 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.