Our Inspiring Scotland programme of bursaries is supported by The Saltire Society Trust. 

Through partnerships, funding is made available to support individuals involved in a wide range of cultural activities including music, dance, theatre, film, architecture and prose. 

The Inspiring Scotland Bursaries were introduced to encourage emerging creatives, based in Scotland, who demonstrate exceptional potential and to support them in developing in their chosen field.

Past recipients include: Rachel Walker, Iona Fyfe, Brìghde Chaimbeul and Innes White.

The Alasdair Gray Inspiring Scotland Bursary, first created in 2017, is open to post-secondary students pursuing a career in music, fine arts, theatre, dance or cultural studies and seeks to fund innovative, multi-disciplinary creative proposals.

We promote our opportunities as they open for entries through this website, on Creative Scotland's Opportunities page and through our social media. 

Please note: The Inspiring Scotland Bursaries are currently on pause.