COVID-19 Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers

10 January 2022


The COVID-19 Cancellation FundĀ aims to support cultural and events organisations and freelancers experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant.

Funding is open to creative freelancers working in the creative sectors, including the screen sector, who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are welcome to apply for funding.

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 productions, exhibitions and shows from which freelancers would have received income.

Applications are now open.

How to apply?

For fullĀ detailsĀ on the applicationĀ process and to download the fund guidance, visit theĀ Creative Scotland website.

In your application, you will need to provide your CV and written evidence that you had a production, exhibition or show planned and separate written evidence that it has been cancelled or deferred.

Please note that this fund has a set budget and we anticipate high levels of demand, and so it is recommend that you apply as soon as you are able. The fund will be open to apply for until requests exceed available budget.


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Scottish Music Industry Association

16 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street,


G3 8NDĀ 

+44 (0) 141 478 0228



The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland,Ā 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.