Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 May 2017

Museums at Night

11-14 May 2016 / 27-29 Oct 2016

Scottish venues, apply by Friday 29 July for event funding!

2017 has been designated as the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in Scotland. Through a series of events and activity, the year will highlight and celebrate Scotland’s tangible and intangible heritage – buildings, visitor attractions, archaeological sites as well as diverse stories, traditions and culture, all with a focus on engagement and participation.

The themed year offers scope for Scotland’s museums and galleries to get involved and to benefit from funding and promotional opportunities being offered by EventScotland and VisitScotland.

EventScotland has announced a £300,000 Signature Events Fund to support new, creative event proposals that will capture the imagination, resonate strongly with the Year’s themes and provide key moments across the year to drive high levels of media coverage and attendance.

The fund can support new events or new programming within existing events or festivals. 

Themed Years are designed to give Scottish tourism an edge, galvanise partners and create a strong collaborative platform to promote Scotland and its valuable attributes.The approach includes spotlighting existing activity and helping create new activity designed to meet the aims and objectives of the year.

Signature Events Programme Fund

Deadline: Fri 29 Jul 2016
For events occurring:  1 Jan – 31 Dec 2017

Initial Enquiries: 0131 472 2278 information@eventscotland.org

An events fund has been designed to create new, high-profile opportunities to celebrate Scotland’s history, heritage and archaeology, with a focus on adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total fund of £300,000 has been made available. Applications for grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 are invited. 

Through this funding opportunity, EventScotland are seeking new, creative proposals that will provide a high-profile signature programme, created especially for 2017. If your event is not eligible for this fund, other potential funding opportunities exist for 2017 events. More information is available here.

The fund will be open for applications until 29 July. The fund is slightly different from previous years and has been designed to support new, creative event proposals that will provide higher profile signature programme created especially for 2017. The programme is looking for event proposals that will capture the imagination, resonate strongly with the themes and provide key moments across the year to drive high levels of media coverage and attendance.

Applications will be assessed on their demonstrated ability to reflect the above stated objectives and against the eligibility and criteria outlined in the EventScotland guidance notes.


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Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 May 2017