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Engage Update - 12 February

Scottish Government Publications and Information

The Scottish Government have published the following publications which may be of interest to you and your organisation:

Guide to Responding to and Preventing Infant Food Insecurity in Scotland

Early learning and childcare - sustainable rates for funded providers: overview 2023 to 2024

Who runs the government - Cabinet and Ministers


Calling all Renfrewshire Creatives!
We’re getting in touch to share the news that we have a new extended deadline for this round of Creative Scotland’s Visual Art & Craft Makers Award.
The new deadline for applications is Friday 23 February 2024
The VACMA scheme offers two levels of bursaries:   

  1. Bursaries of £750
  2. Early-career bursaries of £500 (For applicants that have less than 5 years’ experience outside of education/training, graduated in 2017 or later, or that have not studied art formally but have been practising as an artist for up to 5 years). 

The fund is open to visual artists and craft makers who can demonstrate a commitment to developing their creative practice and who are living or working or maintaining a studio space within the Local Authority area to which they are applying. 

Find out more about the scheme and how you can apply here - https://www.oneren.org/culture/arts/artist-opportunities-and-meet-ups/vacma/

If you have any further questions about the application process please email OneRen_Arts@renfrewshire.gov.uk

SCVO - Survey

SCVO are looking for voluntary organisations who are expecting funding from the Scottish Government in the forthcoming financial year to take part in a quick and easy monthly survey for six months. 

Read the blog and find out how to get involved here


The Future is Peer – Live on Air event, happening is online on Wednesday 20 March 2024.


The latest edition of their newsletter is also out and can be read here https://bit.ly/FebNews24


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