Funding offer to arts and crafts

Aberdeenshire Celebrates takes place next February
Aberdeenshire Celebrates takes place next February

Aberdeenshire arts and crafts groups are being offered funding to celebrate their activity

A week long event next February will shine a spotlight on all the amateur arts and crafts activity taking place in the area.

Run by Voluntary Arts Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council, the week-long event - Aberdeenshire Celebrates - is a chance for the many drama, dance, singing, musical, visual art and craft groups to show their wares, and perhaps encourage others to join them.

Groups can apply for a small grant between £250 - £500 to help make their event happen. It could be a special event to showcase their activity, or simply making their usual gathering (rehearsals, workshops) more welcoming to newcomers.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, November 20.

To help groups think about ways to promote their activity and attract newcomers, Voluntary Arts Scotland is running a free training event at Woodend Barn in Banchory on Thursday, November 8 from 6.30 – 9pm.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Aberdeenshire Celebrates, applying for funding or booking a place at one of the free training sessions, should visit

Aberdeenshire Celebrates is a partnership between Voluntary Arts Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council. The grant programme is administered by the Scottish Community Foundation.

Find out more at