We Are Here Scotland: Creators' Fund

We Are Here Scotland’s Creators’ Fund ROUND 2 are now live - this fund aims to provide practical funding opportunities for Black and POC artists and creatives across Scotland.

Closing date: 31 May 2022

An accessible version of this call-out and the application form are available if needed, so please feel free to email at hello@weareherescotland.com for any alternative formats of our call out or application form.

If you would prefer, you can apply using videos (recorded with your phone), audio recordings, or any format which may be accessible to you, you can upload these via the application form or email us via the email address above. 



Each successful applicant will receive:

  •  £500 in funding (delivered in one payment or 2 halves)
  • One dedicated mentor providing 5.5 hours of mentoring over the duration of the fund
  • A feature on the forthcoming We Are Here Podcast
  • Significant Social Media Coverage
  • Special feature on our website



WAHS asks awardees to spend their funding and complete their project within 8 months to 1 year of the funding being awarded to them.

Funding cannot be used for social reasons, personal entertainment, or expenses unrelated to your creative practice or project. It can be used for materials for a project, studio time, money towards a course, artist fee for a set project, paying personal fees to write/develop your own work.

They will check in with Creators’ Fund awardees through conversations with their mentors and a check-in with the awardees at the start and at the end of their project.

They may ask awardees to fill out a report and we will also complete a report of the awardees on their plans and progress (at the beginning and end of the funding award), which we will keep for our records.

The awardees will be provided with a brief funding agreement that they will need to sign ahead of receiving funding that will include the terms and conditions of their funding award.

Awardees should not be part of an agency or collective, the fund is for individuals. Those receiving accessibility assistance/support are exempt from this. 

Awardees will be matched with a mentor by the time they receive news of their success with funding.


The closing date for the Creator’s Fund is 31 May 2022 at 11.59pm GMT

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