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CS Open Project Funding award for Black & White Publishing

30 January 2017

Creative Scotland has awarded over £800,000 through the Open Project Fund in December 2016 to 36 recipients, including individual artists, musicians, dancers, writers, community arts hubs, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries. Over £750,000 of these awards are supported through National Lottery Funding.

In Literature, Edinburgh-based Black & White Publishing has received funding to expand the company by developing a dedicated Young Adult imprint, specialising in producing fiction for 12-18 year olds.

Campbell Brown, Managing Director at Black & White Publishing said:"We're hugely excited to be starting our new Young Adult imprint and delighted to have support from Creative Scotland. The best way to get young people reading is to publish books that resonate with them, capture their interest and imagination and which they can't put down. That's our aim with every book we'll be publishing in the new imprint and we hope this will make a very positive contribution towards getting young people reading more."

Ullapool Book Festival (5-7 April 2017) and Skye Book Festival (31August-2 September 2017) have received funding towards this year's programmes. While writer Jenni Fagan has received funding towards her latest novel The Small Clam & The Anvil.

For more on this, see the Creative Scotland website news of 30 January 2017.