Creative Learning Networks Fund 2021-22 open for applications

Local authorities are invited to apply to the Creative Learning Network (CLN) Fund. This is the eleventh funding year and criteria have been updated to reflect Creative Scotland and Education Scotland’s refreshed partnership agreement, our fast-changing context and the new narratives resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CLN Fund is intended to support local authorities to build capacity for creativity across leadership, learning, teaching, assessment and achievement, and to support more creative and innovative approaches to curriculum design.

The purpose of this fund is to support local authority Creative Learning Networks to implement Scotland’s refreshed Creative Learning Plan championing creativity, the arts and culture in schools and communities within the overarching context of Scotland’s Curriculum and for the long-term benefits to learners.

This year, the fund is principally concerned with using creative approaches to address the negative impacts the pandemic has had on learners’ mental health and wellbeing. Applicants are asked to submit proposals designed to meet the following outcomes:

  • Learners’ mental health and wellbeing is improved through creativity and arts experiences
  • Learners are directly influencing more of their own creative learning and creative experiences

Local authorities are invited to submit one bid only, or to join other authorities in a consortium bid. The deadline for applications is 12 noon Wednesday 29 September.

The Application Pack can be downloaded below:

Word file: CLN Fund Application Form (358 KB)

PDF file: CLN Fund Application Guidelines (384 KB)

PDF file: CLN Fund Context and Supporting Information (483 KB)

PPT file: Refreshed Creative Learning Plan slide pack (424 KB)