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Arts projects get cash for development

posted 16 Feb 2009, 03:37 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 16 Feb 2009, 03:39 ]
Two projects in the Capital have received development funding through the Scottish Arts Council's Inspiring Communities fund.

A traditional music programme for homeless and isolated people – Scots Music Group – has been awarded £6000 in development funding, with £68,250 ring-fenced for the full project.

The programme will give homeless and isolated people in the Edinburgh area the chance to work with a range of Scotland's singers, musicians and dancers.

It will also provide hands-on workshops for new learners.

A project called Seven Doors has been awarded £10,000 in development funding, with £221,250 ring-fenced for the full project.

The project will enable children to work with leading artists and arts venues across the city to develop and exhibit their own creativity.

In 2008, the Scottish Arts Council launched the Inspire Fund to encourage wider participation in the arts. Inspiring Communities was developed from the Inspire Fund, using National Lottery investment.

The two Edinburgh projects are among 16 successful projects across Scotland to receive development funding.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News
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