Funding For Comic Creators

Comics and graphic novels sit both within Literature and the Visual Arts. Comics can sometimes feel less visible than other sorts of books – and indeed, less visible than other artforms – despite Scotland’s rich culture of comics creation. As a result, some comics creators may feel unsure about applying for funding. However, we always invite comics creators to apply to Creative Scotland, and have proudly supported

a number of comics and graphics novel projects over the years. These include Kate Charlesworth’s Sensible Footwear, Tom Humberstone’s Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis, and David Lumsden’s Boat.

Creative Scotland distributes funding from two primary sources, the Scottish Government and the UK National Lottery. This funding is the means by which we support a portfolio of organisations across Scotland, as well as how we help with the development of individuals, funding ideas and projects, and how we deliver specific activity with partners. The fund you are most likely to apply to is the Open Fund for Individuals.

This fund is designed to support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes.

The Open Fund for Individuals is one of Creative Scotland’s key funding programmes, supporting the wide range of activity initiated by artists, writers, producers and other creative practitioners in Scotland. The overall budget for this fund in the financial year 2021/22 was £5 million.

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