Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund for 14-20 yr olds

Creative Scotland’s ‘Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund’ aims to support young people aged 14-20…


Are you interested in developing your skills in one of the following areas?

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Literature
  • Digital Arts

Sometimes creative talent needs a little bit of financial help to reach its full potential.

Whatever your creative passion, look no further than the Young Scot and Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund.


Who can apply? 

Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Both individuals and groups can apply for funding ranging from £50- £600. 

In the case of group applications, details of all group members should also be provided and the majority of the group should be aged between 14 and 20 years old. 


Can I apply for funding on behalf of an organisation?

Applications from professional arts organisations, schools or other educational institutions will not be accepted.


What kind of thing can I apply for?

The fund provides financial support to help nurture talent in a number ways. From recording a demo with your band, to putting on an exhibition of your own artwork, and lots more in between. 

For more info on what you can get funding for check out the application guidance notes linked in the related section at the bottom of this page.


How do I apply?

Visit, or call the Young Scot Infoline for free on 0808 801 0338.


The deadlines for applications are:

  • 8th May 2016
  • 26th June 2016
  • 28th August 2016

Applications are assessed by a Grants Panel comprising of young people from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group and staff from Young Scot and Creative Scotland.