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A community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland.
TheÂ ArtRoots fundÂ is a community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland.
The fund enables and empowers communities to make improvements to the National Cycle Network (NCN) for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.
2018 is the Year of Young People and this year the ArtRoots fund will target schemes that encourage opportunities for young artists. The fund supports local enterprise and culture, whilst also showcasing talent, intergenerational co-operation, expression, and creating a platform for youngsters to be heard through their arts. It also encourages young people to participate in shaping their local environment and increase their levels of physical activity.
Who can apply for a grant?
This fund is for constituted community groups based in Scotland. We will also consider applications from non-constituted groups.
How much can be applied for?
Grants of up to Â£5,000 are available.
How do you apply?
CompletedÂ expression of interest formsÂ should be submitted byÂ Monday 5 November 2018 at 17:00.Â The closing date for full applications for the current funding round will be Monday 19 November 2018.
Find out more on theÂ ArtRoots fund web page.
Main Image:Â An ArtRoots awarded project in the Highlands saw the creation of this fantastic artwork which is both beautiful, intriguing and practical.Â This artwork made of wood was commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of the bridge in Carrbridge, the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the publicâ€™s emotions, values and ideas.