Glasgow Connected Arts Network

Project Funding

Commissioned Project Funding

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Glasgow CAN regularly funds small-scale participatory arts projects in Glasgow North East, North West and City Centre*, with the goal of bridging the gap between its members’ aspiration to apply for their own funding for pilot programmes and the reality of doing so. Many larger funding bodies do not have the capacity to support emerging artists and grassroots organisations to apply for funding for creative projects.

Glasgow CAN aims to support 9 projects per annum through its Commissioned Projects Programme. The projects must link with values outlines in our 2018 Vision Document. It is essential that the projects reach members of the community who have barriers to participation and preference is given to projects that support partnership working and identify gaps in provision.


Who have we funded?

Our last funding round saw a number of individual projects commissioned across a diverse range of arts practices, including: 

Chaz B & Resurgance Scotland: Glasgow CAN supported member Chaz Bonnar and his company Resurgence to deliver a series of workshops, culminating in Resurgence 4, a breakdance event at Glasgow's Classic Grand.

Terra Incognita - From Her, to HerGlasgow CAN supported Terra Incognita’s From Her, To Her - a partnership project with Saheliya, an organisation in Springburn, which supports women from BAME backgrounds and asylum seekers to access equal opportunities. From Her, To Her comprised of a series of creative workshops marking the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act, which first gave (some) women the vote in Britain in 1918.

New Rhythms for Glasgow / Soundplay Dome: Glasgow CAN supported New Rhythms for Glasgow to bring the Soundplay Dome, a multisensory, audiovisual learning space to Balgrayhill Community Centre. 

In the round before, we commissioned projects from Mrs Magooty, Caishnah Nevans, Andy Edwards The Bold CollectiveOnly Skin Many StudiosStranger Games, Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre & LOOP.


How do I apply?

Applications for our summer round of funding, supporting projects with activity taking place between 1st October 2018 and 29th March 2019, are now open. Members of Glasgow CAN are eligible to apply for small bursaries of up to £3,000.

To apply, please complete the following: Glasgow CAN Commissioned Project Funding Application Form
When completing your application, please refer to: Glasgow CAN Vision Document

The application window is open from September 3rd to September 17th. Due to a high volume of applications for our previous funding round, no applications received beyond this window will be considered.

If you have any questions or queries about this or future funding opportunities, do not hesitate to contact Hannah at hannah@glasgowcan.org

*Unfortunately, due to conditions beyond our control, we cannot currently commission projects whose main activity takes place in Glasgow's Southside.