International culture strategy: survey

We are seeking views to inform the development of a strategy to support the international aspirations and potential of Scotland’s culture sector.

5. Current support for international cultural activity

There are a range of instruments funded directly and indirectly by the Scottish Government that are either targeted at international cultural activity or can be accessed for that purpose.

Creative Scotland fund international activity in a number of ways. Their Regularly Funded Organisations, those in receipt of core funding, can use those funds to support their international activity. Organisations based in Scotland can apply for funding to support international work through the Open Fund and specific, targeted funding is made available for particular activities.

Additionally, the Scottish Government has supported international cultural activity through the Festivals EXPO fund, aimed at providing showcasing opportunities at Scotland's festivals for artists with potential for international export. To date, this fund has provided over £31m of support.

Scotland's National Performing Companies and collections all undertake international activity as part of their core business. The Scottish Government provide funding directly to the five National Performing Companies to support their international touring.

Question 9: Have you accessed Scottish public sector support for your international activity and if so which sources?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 10: What has been the impact of this support on your work?

Question 11: Have you accessed any other forms of support for your international activity and if so which sources?

  • Yes
  • No

Question 12: Is current support for international cultural activity appropriate? Are there gaps in provision in terms of focus?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

Question 13: Are you aware of international examples that Scotland might learn from in its support for international cultural activity?



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