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By Fiona Reid
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Grants for art opportunities

A FUND is offering grants to support children and young people living in poverty and those who face significant barriers to arts opportunities.

And applications are being invited from projects and artists in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Youth Arts Open Fund is administered by YouthLink Scotland and aims to support freelance artists or organisations to deliver high quality and accessible arts activity for children and young people, prioritising those who have traditionally found it hardest to access such opportunities.

Freelance artists can apply for funding up to £8k and organisations can apply for funding of up to £15k, to deliver up to 12 months of free arts activity in Scotland

There is a total of £460k available.

Culture Minister Christina McKelvie said: “We know that participating in cultural activity from a young age boosts our wellbeing and helps us to develop valuable life skills.

“I look forward to learning more about the successful projects in due course.”

The deadline for applications is Monday June 5. Apply via the website: www.youthlink.scot

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