C&BS Fund

From creative spark to outstanding delivery

Please Note: The Culture & Business Fund Scotland is closed for 23/24

The C&BS Fund enables culture and business organisations to come together and build effective, sustainable partnerships, bringing creative projects – large and small – vividly to life. Funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland, and managed by Culture & Business Scotland, the C&BS Fund provides critical £ for £ match funding, making the journey from a great idea to a great project possible.

FESTIVALS | STREET ARTS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society & Playbill

From Broadway to Edinburgh

Each August, Edinburgh plays host to around 3,000 shows performed by artists from around the globe. For the 2023 Fringe Festival, two key deliverables were identified to help enhance the audience experience – a return of the Fringe App and an expansion of the free Fringe Street Events programme. A partnership between the Fringe Society and Playbill brought both to life.

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VISUAL ARTS

The Glasgow School of Art & Midton Plastics

Making plastic truly fantastic

Materials Matter ‘Remade’ was a project delivered by Midton Plastics and The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Sculpture and Environmental Art department between December 2021 and November 2022. Using the recycled plastic material ‘Remade’, twenty students created six public art sculptures, produced a film about their experiences, and staged a public exhibition at Midton Open Day as part of the Argyll Art Map.

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COMBINED ARTS | GALLERIES | INTANGIBLE HERITAGE | MUSEUMS | VISUAL ARTS

Living Memory Association & Ocean Terminal

The Wee Hub… where big things happen

In 2021, the departure of Debenhams from Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith left almost 6,000 square metres of retail space empty. Keen to develop their offering far beyond shopping and hospitality, Ocean Terminal approached The Living Memory Association to collaborate on a creative, community engagement project in return for rent-free use of the empty spaces.

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