Arts & Business Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC042631

Arts & Business Scotland is an independent Scottish charity. We act as a conduit between the cultural and business sectors, helping to nurture the creative, social and commercial relationships that will enrich creativity and cultural engagement across Scotland. Our charitable objects are the advancement of the arts, heritage & culture and the promotion of the efficiency of charities through the following activities: A) The promotion of partnership between the arts and business sectors for the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture. B) The promotion of philanthropy amongst businesses and individuals in order to advance the arts, heritage and culture. C) The promotion of good governance amongst charities in Scotland including, but without prejudice to the generality, the provision of training, the promotion of best practice in the recruitment and induction of charity trustees and the exchanging of skills in the interests of good governance. How we do this: A) We enlist businesses into membership to develop a deeper relationship. B) We offer incentives to new and returning business sponsors in order to grow the range of businesses engaging with the arts on a regular basis. C) We deliver consultancy in arts sponsorship and engagement to business. D) We advocate and broker business based creative development to position the arts as a catalyst to help achieve business solutions, while securing new income streams for the arts. E) We enlist individuals in business through Board Bank and Skills Bank to deliver skills and in kind resources to the cultural sector. F) We deliver sponsorship training and support to the arts to help build their capacity to develop relationships with, and bring in funding from, the private sector. G) We advocate, train and run programmes designed to increase individual giving for the arts. H) We enlist arts organisations and local authorities into membership to develop a deeper relationship. I) We deliver board training and development to arts organisations to build their capacity. J) Our definition of ‘the arts’ includes visual arts and crafts, performing arts, music, literature, museums, libraries, heritage, architecture, design and film.

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Arts & Business Scotland - Culture & Business Fund Scotland

Type of funding: Grant, Corporate sponsorship Source: Statutory Type of cost: Capital, Revenue

The fund promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects. Arts or heritage organisations that attracts an eligible business to sponsor an aspect of their work the fund will match that sponsorship, po…

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