On 28 February 2022, Creative Scotland published an update on its work to develop the Future Funding Framework, including Multi-Year Funding and the revised Open Fund for Organisations.
Since its last update in October 2021, Creative Scotland has focused on and prioritised the delivery of £53.5m in emergency funding from the Scottish Government to help the culture and creative sector address the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the accompanying public health restrictions.
Due to this focus and priority of delivering the last of the emergency fund packages, it has had to pause its work on the Future Funding Framework and will not be in a position to publish details of the new framework in the timescales set out in its October update.
However, as the requirement to deliver comprehensive emergency funding recedes, alongside the lifting of Covid restrictions, it will return our focus to the development of the Future Funding Framework in the Spring and provide a further update then.
It aims to be in a position to begin introducing the new approach to multi-year funding from Autumn 2022. It will continue to work on the revised Open Fund for Organisations and will provide further details on when that that will launch, in its next update.
For the full update of 28 October 2022, see the Creative Scotland website.