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Fife Cultural Trust provides creative, entertaining and learning experiences that enhance the quality of life, through our partnerships and in our Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Theatres.

Fife Cultural Trust aims to enable and maximise the creative and cultural potential of those living in and visiting the region.

Guidance for Creatives in Fife

In this section you can discover the breadth of our involvement with cultural organisations, local creative industries and the education sector. You can also find out what opportunities and support we can offer to you or your organisation as well as details of our on-going creative projects.

It includes sections on the following areas: 

Helpful Resources for Everyone

This is not an exhaustive list, and we will continue to update this page as and when things change. If there is anything you think should be added, or you have any questions, please do get in touch. You can email us at 
  • Create in Fife Facebook Group: this group has been launched by ONFife to support Creatives in Fife throughout the COVID-19 crisis. It aims to create a digital community of creativity to help people collaborate, showcase work, get new ideas and stay motivated and inspired throughout these uncertain times. It is mainly for creative professionals, but anyone who is looking for creative ideas and inspiration is welcome to join. All artforms and professions are encouraged to join in.  
  • Create in Fife Instagram: this is an online platform for creatives to showcase their work. Each week a new person or collective takes over the account. Follow to find out about creatives in your area: 
  • How to Embrace Working from Home, The Ultimate Trello GuideTrello have released a guide of tried and tested strategies from the world’s leading companies for remote work.
  • Arts Marketing Association: free webinars including ‘Remaining Positive & Resilient’, ‘Creating a Marketing Plan’ and ‘Social Media, Content & Comms in Challenging Times’: AMA have made much of their content free to access, including webinars on ‘Remaining Positive & Resilient’, ‘Creating a Marketing Plan’ and ‘Social Media, Content & Comms in Challenging Times.
  • Creative Entrepreneurs Club: membership to the CEC has been made free to creatives throughout the COVID-19 Crisis. As a member, you get 121 personalized business support, free access to digital events, access to resources and join or create online groups.
  • Courses for Creatives on Going Digital & Making a Living: 
  • The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning & Online CollectionsA comprehensive list of virtual museum resources from across the globe.
  • Free Online University Courses:  
    • Open Culture list of free online courses from the world’s top Universities.

    • Coursera have made membership free during the COVID-19 crisis. You can now access a huge variety of courses and gain qualifications from some of the top Universities.

    • The Open University has an enormous list of free online classes that can be taken from home, in your own time.

  • Creative Scotland’s Round-Up of Virtual Content in Scottish Arts 
  • Social Distancing Festival are taking submissions from Visual Arts, Theatre, Music and Dance from across the UK

Resources for Freelancers & Self-employed Arts Workers 

Sites signposting to sources of information and support to freelancers & independent arts workers. 

Industry-specific Advice & Resources

The following lists local and national sources of support & resources for the varied arts & culture sector in Scotland. Not all areas will be covered but we will be updating this regularly. If there is anything you think we should add, please let us know. You can contact one of the group Admins through the Create in Fife Facebook Group, or email 

Visual Arts & Crafts 

  • A-N, The Artists Information Company, COVID-19 Information & Guidance for Artists & Arts Organisers
  • Craft Scotland Guide for Maker’s
  • Fife Contemporary List of opportunities and links to resources

Literary Arts & Storytelling 

Theatre & Performance Arts 


Screen Sector 


Music Industry 


Funding for individuals and charities/non-profits

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