COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers

This new fund will support creative freelancers working in the creative sectors with a loss of income caused by cancellations and deferrals caused by the pandemic.

Applications will open at 2pm on Thursday 6 January 2022.


Creative Scotland's COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers will support freelance creative professionals based in Scotland who work in the arts, screen and creative sector and who are experiencing immediate financial difficulty due to the cancellation or deferral of events because of COVID-19, that were due to take place in the period 27 November 2021 – 31 March 2022.

The fund offers a one-off award to those who are most deeply impacted and disadvantaged by the cancellation or postponement of activity because of the current emergency situation. This can include the cancellation or deferral of performances, productions, exhibitions and shows from which freelancers would have received income. This fund will not replace income lost through cancellation but will provide a contribution to partially offset its adverse impact.

Creative Scotland anticipates high levels of demand for this fund. To assist those who are not able to apply immediately, or who may not be able to confirm their details at the time that the fund opens, they will be administering the fund in two stages. £4m will be made available when the fund goes live in January. A further £4m will be made available later.

You can request between £500 and £2000 to help offset the financial impact of the cancellation of your activity.

You may also request access costs. You can find out more about access costs on page four of the guidance notes. 

As detailed in the guidance, you'll receive a decision within 20 working days from submission, but you may hear sooner than this. 

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Opportunity provided by:
Creative Scotland
Venue Location:
Across Edinburgh

Main Contact:
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