Following the Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement earlier today, Creative Scotland have said that they are very pleased that their discretionary Grant in Aid budget for 2018/19 is £38.912m, a 21.2% increase on 2017/18. This includes an additional £6.6m to support Regularly Funded Organisations, addressing the fall in National Lottery income.
Responding to the budget, Creative Scotland’s Chief Executive Janet Archer said: “The increase in culture spending set out in this draft budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to the pivotal role that culture and creativity plays in people’s lives across Scotland and the cultural, social and economic value delivered through creative endeavour.”
View Creative Scotland’s full response on their website.
Further information on chapter 13, the section of the draft budget which focuses on Culture, Europe and External Affairs can be found on the Scottish Government website.