Apply for the Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund

07 June 2021


Creative Scotland’s ‘Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund is now open to support the creative ideas and ambitions of young people aged 11 to 25.

The fund aims to support young artists to create something that’s important to them and celebrate young people’s current talents, interests, engagement and development in arts and creativity in Scotland.

The fund is designed by young people for young people and aims to support young people’s creative ideas and ambitions, no matter whether they have lots of experience or they’re just developing their interest in the arts.

Any young person living in Scotland who is aged 11 to 25 can apply for funding from the Nurturing Talent Fund or their own or as part of a group.

Successful applicants will be awarded any amount between £50 and £1000.

Nurturing Talent Fund decision making panels are held three times a year. The deadline dates for this year of the fund will be:

  • 6th December 2020
  • 14th March 2021
  • 6th June 2021

Find out more and apply:


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Scottish Music Industry Association

16 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street,


G3 8ND 

+44 (0) 141 478 0228



The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.