Creative Scotland launches support for organisations to take creativity online

Creative Scotland has announced a new programme for creative organisations to adapt their programming and content to the digital landscape, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Delivered by cultural consultant and independent producer Suzy Glass, the Digital Pivot initiative will offer one-to-one, tailored support to move programming, content and audience engagement strategies online.

Suzy Glass said: “As a producer specialising in digital contexts, I’m aware of how complex it can be to pivot creative projects so they exist authentically within online environments. I hope that these tailored sessions will offer creative practitioners and organisations access to the space and expertise they need to refine and develop their ideas, and support them to find ways of connecting meaningfully with audiences across Scotland and beyond despite the distance between us all.”

Those interested in applying can sign up for free, open webinars where more information about the scheme can be accessed.


Organisations who may be interested in the scheme are invited to register for a webinar at 10am on Wednesday 27 May. Registration is open now

Individuals can access information and advice about the scheme in a dedicated webinar on Friday 29 May. Registration is open now

The application portal will open on 18 May 2020 and close on 1 June 2020 for one-to-one sessions in June/July. A second cycle of applications will open on 6 July 2020 and close on 20 July 2020 for sessions in August/September.

Ashley Smith-Hammond, Creative Industries Officer, Creative Scotland said: “We want Scotland’s artists, makers and creative organisations to have opportunities to continue to develop and evolve in these challenging times. We hope that the programme will strengthen the ways in which individuals and organisations can meaningfully connect with audiences under the current circumstances, until we are able to share live experiences with one another again. Further details about the programme, including selection criteria for applicants can be found on the Creative Scotland website.

Additional funding opportunities – through Creative Scotland, Screen Scotland, Scottish Government and UK Government – alongside helpful resources and sector specific support groups and organisations, are also accessible through the Creative Scotland website.