Strathmore arts festival

Start Up

New opportunities for local people funded by the Scottish Government Cultural Pathfinder

During stART 2007 participants had the opportunity to try out a variety of new and exciting high-quality arts activities on their doorsteps. The stART group would like some of these activities to continue on a more regular basis, but appreciate that people are often put off by the cost or process of starting a new group.

Have you been inspired by the stART Festival?

Do you want to start up your own regular dance class, art group or drama club?
Do you want to stART UP a roller-blading dance formation team? Or a sky-diving graffiti art troupe?

The aim of the stART UP programme is to help local people do just that by giving them an initial financial boost in the form of; e.g. a hall rental, an artist's fee or the cost of buying materials.

stART UP funding is available to help new groups establish themselves.

You may be eligible for stART UP funding. You provide the energy, commitment and inspiration and we can help you make it happen. From April to August groups will be able to access start-up aid to kick-start new cultural and artistic activities in the area. Up to 250 is available per group application.
These monies will be administered by the Perth & Kinross Council Cultural Co-ordinator for East Perthshire, Kirstie Bailey.

Applying for funding

All you need to apply for funding is a group of three or more people and a good idea. Either apply in writing by simple letter describing the proposed activity of the group and the help that is required, or pick up an application form today!

Applications should sent to the following address:

Kirstie Bailey
Cultural Co-ordinator (East Perthshire)
Perth & Kinross Council
Alyth Community Wing
St Andrew's Street
PH11 8AX
01828 633451

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