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Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes

Articulate is working in partnership with Creative Scotland to distribute grants from their Nurturing Talent Fund. These grants are for young people aged 11 - 25 with experience of care who want to learn, develop and explore creative skills.

You can apply for a grant of up to £750 to develop creative skills you already have, or try something completely new! You can also get matched with a creative mentor who can support and guide you along the way.

We can support applications for all art forms including music, creative writing, jewellery making, drama, fashion, dance, filmmaking, visual art, podcasting, street art, crafts, DJ-ing, design, song writing…or anything else you are interested in!

The funding can be used to buy materials and equipment, get lessons or go on a course, attend an event, put on a performance or gig, organise an exhibition or screening. You can even design your own project to explore your creative ideas.

We welcome applications from anyone, regardless of experience, and can help you with your application.

Please read our New Routes Information Sheet for further information about the fund before applying and scroll down for some top tips.


You can complete and online application, or arrange an informal meeting to talk about your ideas.

Please note, applications for this funding are now closed but if you would like to hear more about other opportunities please contact us on: 

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  1. Read our New Routes Funding Information Sheet before you start your application.

  2. Tell us as much as possible about your idea so we understand what you want to do.

  3. Let your passion shine through! We want to fund ideas that excite and inspire you.

  4. Take time to think about what your idea/project will cost – what are all the things you will need to buy or pay for.

  5. Try to explain to us what difference getting this funding will make to you now and in the future.

  6. If you are finding the application difficult, don’t give up! You can contact us for help and advice.

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