Culture Fund

Now open for applications


The Culture Fund is an annual open pot made available by Orkney Islands Council to support Arts, Culture and Heritage projects in Orkney. The fund supports new projects and existing cultural organisations with their work. Please see the case studies at the bottom of this page for examples of what the fund has supported before.

Who can apply

Organisations that deliver a cultural programme or activities, or organisations that have cultural elements in their programme are eligible. Culture, in this instance, is defined as being: Arts, Heritage and Language, i.e. Orkney dialect. Only properly constituted organisations which are not for profit and have clear financial procedures and produce audited accounts in keeping with the scale of their operation can apply.

More Information

For more information and full details please refer to the Application Guidance available from the related downloads at the bottom of this page. To discuss ideas and for any additional support with an application please contact Antony Mottershead (Arts Officer), using the details below.

Deadline: 17:00 Monday 4 February 2019.

Applications should be sent to:

Antony Mottershead (Arts Officer).

By email: Antony Mottershead

Or by post to: Antony Mottershead, Arts Officer, Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.

Organisations will be informed of the results of their application in February and successful applicants will be made aware at that time of the level of funding allocated by the Council from the Culture Fund. It is hoped that this will allow organisations to plan with a level of comfort. A formal award letter will then confirm the grant as soon as possible.

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


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