Creative Scotland is now inviting applications for the Creative Place Awards 2014. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 August 2013, although applicants are required to notify the organisation of their intention to apply by 5pm on Friday 5 July 2013.

The purpose of these awards is to enhance and promote the creative activities and programmes of smaller, specific communities in Scotland. They will recognise their achievements and ambitions in using these activities, for the benefit of local communities and to attract visitors. Through the awards, Creative Scotland want to: “celebrate the value of creativity to the wellbeing of communities, and to reward the hard work and imagination that lies behind the success of such places.”

Creative Scotland encourage cultural organisations, community groups and/or local authorities to represent their village, town or other community and bid for an award that recognises its achievements in using its creative activities and programmes to promote the identity of the place. The awards focus on the creative programmes in areas outwith Scotland’s main cities in three categories with the following prizes:

  • £50,000 to the winning place with under 2,500 residents
  • £100,000 to the winning place with under 10,000 residents
  • £150,000 to the winning place with under 100,000 residents

Please visit the following Creative Scotland website link for further information and details on how to apply.