Developing the arts in Edinburgh

Council support for the arts

Arts Development work with the city's cultural sector to ensure that the arts play a vital and lasting role in Edinburgh.

The Arts team develop strategic policy, award cultural grants as well as offer advice on cultural projects.

Current funding opportunities

Project fund: New Work Performing Arts

This new fund aims to stimulate and support artistic and cultural projects that benefit Edinburgh and those who live in and visit the city. The 2017/18 New Work fund will award grants to organisations based in Edinburgh for costs involved in developing new performing arts work. Awards of up to £5,000 are available.

The deadline for this award is Friday 10 March 2017 at 12 noon.

Application packs are available from Monday 23 January 2016.

To request an application email

General enquiries

You can contact us if you would like to discuss a project, find out about grants or would simply like some advice.

0131 529 6720

You may also be able to get advice support from the organisations listed below.

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