As a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation, we welcome the announcement today that the Scottish Government has reversed its decision to cut £6.6m from Creative Scotland’s 2023/24 Budget.
In 2023/24, Creative Scotlands Grant-in-Aid budget will be £63m.
Emyr Bell, Executive Director of NEAT, said, “Having written to all MSPs who represent the North East of Scotland, I’m pleased to see that a coordinated campaign across Scotland has helped drive this reversal. This is a very precarious time for small grassroots charities who are trying their best, with limited capacity, to ensure fair access to cultural experiences and activities”.
The Board of Creative Scotland will now consider what this change means for their 2023/24 budget and its implications for the funding they provide.
Robert Wilson, Chair of Creative Scotland, said: “Alongside the Board and Staff, I am very pleased to see this announcement about the Scottish Government’s budget. It follows a great deal of work from Creative Scotland in setting out the impact and implications of the proposed budget reduction and the enormously valuable advocacy work from people and organisations across Scotland’s culture sector and beyond. The Board will now consider what this means for our budget and our funding in 2023/24, and we will announce more on this as soon as possible.”