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External Investment in Culture

Aberdeen City Council offer a range of different funding programmes to support the development of arts and culture in the city. This includes:

  • Core Funding - Ongoing revenue funding for arts and cultural organisations
  • Development Funding - Three year funding for arts and cultural organisations
  • Creative Funding - One off project funding for arts and cultural organisations and individuals (formally known as Cultural Awards).


All support follows the Local Code of Practice for funding external bodies and 'Following the Public Pound'. For further information please click on the below link.

  Following the Public Pound Guidance

Presented below are details on the funding awarded from 2009/10 through to 2016/17.



Aberdeen City Council has provided a range of cultural funding opportunities for individuals. Presented below are the awards made to individuals from 2011/12 through to 2016/17


Karen McDonald
Cultural Policy & Partnerships Administrator
Education, Culture and Sport
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 8
First Floor North
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1AB
Tel: (01224 ) 522341