Area: Renfrewshire
Deadline: 15 March

Voluntary Arts Scotland is inviting self-led cultural groups and projects based in Paisley and Renfrewshire to apply for £150* to put on an event during the Get Creative Festival (17 – 25 March 2018).

We are looking to support events that aim to engage new participants / volunteers in creative cultural activity.

*There is some flexibility regarding the amount you can apply for, if you need more than £150, tell us why (there is room on the application form) – all reasonable requests will be considered.

Please note: this fund is being administered on a first come, first served basis, so the quicker you get your application in, the more likely you are to get funded.

What is the Get Creative Festival?

From 17 - 25 March 2018, the Get Creative Festival will see groups of all shapes and sizes across the UK and Ireland holding open workshops, ‘come and try’ activities and public showcase events, encouraging people to get together and get creative in their local community.

This festival builds on the success of the first Get Creative Weekend in 2017 and the  annual Voluntary Arts Festival, and will be a merger of these two major events.

Voluntary Arts understands that getting a creative project off the ground and recruiting new volunteers, participants and audiences can be a challenge for many groups. Often, people are keen to get involved, but might not know you exist or may be apprehensive about attending for the first time.

Voluntary Arts will be working with partners to promote the Get Creative festival and the groups and organisations involved. We want to demonstrate the wide range of incredible creative activities that take place across the country on a regular basis and connect more people with opportunities to get creative on their doorstep.

What is the Get Creative 2018 Microfund Renfrewshire?

Supported by Renfrewshire Council’s Culture, Events and Heritage Fund, the Get Creative Festival 2018 Microfund invites self-led groups in Paisley and Renfrewshire to apply for £150 to support their involvement in the get Creative Festival 2018. The aim is that this modest funding will enable cultural groups to put on an event that engages new participants / members / volunteers, which can help the group to be more sustainable in the long-term.

For event ideas, comprehensive guidelines and to access the application form, download the Get Creative Festival 2018 Microfund - Renfrewshire Guidelines.