Live Borders secures funding to support the Creative Sector in the Scottish Borders

VACMA 2010 11 Kevin Peden On Site

Live Borders secures 2 year funding to support the creative sector in the Scottish Borders

Live Borders has secured funding through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Funding to deliver EVOLVE – an ambitious programme of support to the creative sector in the Scottish Borders over the next 2 years, to be delivered through CABN.   We’re absolutely delighted to have received £95,917 from Open Project Funding, which will enable us to provide a range of professional development support to individual businesses and organisations and to develop projects and new initiatives.   Alongside a bespoke programme of training and networking events complementing the work of other agencies and groups, the EVOLVE project will include:

  • Small practice grants across a range of artforms
  • Go and See fund
  • Showcasing  – including development of online blogs and case studies and bursaries to designer/makers to show work at national and international showcases
  • Mentoring schemes, including the development of peer mentoring initiatives
  • Literature Support Programme targeted at mid career writers with professional ambition and encompassing screen writing, self-editing and support to access on-line courses
  • Creative Labs – including a collaborative ‘words and music’ residency
  • Support to creative hub, workspace and facilities development
  • Working with partners to support young people and progression into creative careers, including apprenticeships
  • Reviewing and evolving the CABN model
  • Establishing a new Creative Industries Working Group for the region
  • Imaginative partnerships around health & wellbeing, regeneration and placemaking

We are currently planning the programme, so please do keep an eye on the CABN communications as we start to promote these activities and opportunities.   For further information please contact by email Mary Morrison at or mob: 07789 944 993

Image credit: Kevin Peden working onsite, VACMA Award recipient.