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Inspire Fund - background

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Inspire aims to fill people with energy and enthusiasm to experience the arts in Scotland and so become creative, imaginative members of a confident cultured nation.

Inspire is an £8 million fund that has been developed as part of the Scottish Arts Council’s commitment to increasing participation and aims to provide more, wider, better engagement with the arts:

  • More – increasing the number and range of people enjoying and taking part in the arts, particularly arts activity for and by children and young people.
  • Wider – making the arts available to those who have had little opportunity to participate in the past; ensuring a fair geographic spread of activities; and supporting projects across artforms and technologies.
  • Better – increasing further the quality of arts activities by supporting creative, ambitious projects. 

Inspire is a unique opportunity for a wide range of organisations, including arts organisations, voluntary and community groups, to apply for Lottery funding.

Priority was given to applications which demonstrate that they extend the reach and nature of engagement with the arts, ensure quality artistic engagement and create potential for new, creative cross sectoral partnerships.

Inspire documents

The Inspire Fund is now closed. The following documents are for information only:

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