Case Studies & Resources

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Read the success stories emerging from C&BS Fund supported projects, find out what we’ve been doing to support culture in Scotland and download helpful resources to support and inform your work.

C&BS Fund case studies

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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Harnessing the power of film-making through COP TV

With the COP 26 climate summit coming to Glasgow in November 2021, the Scottish Youth Film Foundation (SYFF) were able to recruit 12 young people as video journalists, and embed them as reporters through a COP TV initiative, thanks to sponsorship from energy giant ScottishPower and match funding from the C&BS Fund.

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Celebrating a meeting of souls at the 2022 Sufi Festival

Established in 2019, the Sufi Festival aims to bringing different communities together in a spirit of cohesion and harmony. Taking place in July, across various Glasgow locations, the 2022 Sufi Festival saw more than 50 different artists deliver a wide range of activities to share and celebrate the Sufism tradition of Islamic Mysticism.

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A grand piano sponsorship story

Through the year-long, in-kind loan of two superb grand pianos, Blüthner Pianos supported and enhanced Absolute Classics’ 2021/22 performance and education activities in Dumfries & Galloway. The project brought world-class performance to Scotland’s remote communities and – thanks to C&BS Fund match funding – online, around the world.

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Edinburgh Science, 2022

Edinburgh Science Festival 2022

With a shared ambition to inspire young people to understand and consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and to make a meaningful contribution to Edinburgh’s communities, the impact of this ten-year long partnership has been significantly enhanced by match funding from the C&BS Fund.

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Sandy Butler, Creating Symbiosis, 2021

Creating Symbiosis

Thanks to match funding from the C&BS Fund, not only was a brand new piece of music created – a piece emotive, relevant and highly accessible – but a short film recording its creation and performance was also created, providing a living legacy on the theme of climate change for both partners.

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Buki Bayode, Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, 2018

Supported and Open Glasgow Programmes

Thanks to an inspiring partnership and match funding from the C&BS Fund, visitors enjoyed exhibitions by 252 artists from 34 countries, and the Supported and Open Programmes element of the Festival saw audience visits rise by 26%.

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SEALL Festival of Small Halls

Celebrating a project that more than reached its ambition to celebrate ‘people, place and performance’ by turning the spotlight on the community hall as a space in which to gather and unite and attracting a dazzling array of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians.

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D-LUX, 2018

D-Lux Festival of Light

A vibrant community-based event that embraces the positive associations of light and hope, regeneration and rejuvenation, through an intriguing – and perhaps unexpected – culture and business partnership.

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Glasgow Museums, Dippy on tour!, 2019

Dippy on tour!

Thanks to the support of a local chiropractic firm, Dippy – the Natural History Museum’s Diplodocus skeleton cast – was supported on the Glasgow leg of its UK tour with a volunteer programme to deliver the public learning programme.

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