Falkirk producer secures lottery funding for diploma course

A course to encourage creative producers developed in Falkirk has secured new backing in the latest round of lottery funding awards from Creative Scotland.

Friday, 4th December 2020, 4:30 pm
Falkirk producer Chris Grady whose Diploma in Creative Producing has received £12,522 in National Lottery funds through Creative Scotland (Pic: Richard Kenworthy)

Chris Grady’s diploma in creative producing was one of 51 projects across Scotland which shared in over £820,000 of National Lottery support.

The Falkirk-based producer and coach received £12,522.

Mr Grady’s diploma will deliver skills and opportunities to emerging and aspiring producers across the breadth of Scotland.

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It will be delivered by Scottish and international teachers and mentors through a series of online vocational workshops.

Mr Grady said: “Producers can influence the stories that are told, the people who tell them and the audience that engages with them, but to know how they need to have some tools.

“We are offering a series of classes for creative producers and self-producing artists around the country to offer some skill sharing and inspiration to people wherever they may log-in.”

Iain Munro, chief executive, Creative Scotland said: “The Open Fund is enabling creative people and organisations to explore ways of working that is helping them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances brought about as a result of Covid-19.

“From researching and developing new work and practices, to exploring safe ways to reach and engage audiences, these projects reflect the resilience, innovation and determination of Scotland’s creative community in the face of extremely challenging circumstances.

“Made possible by the generosity of National Lottery players, who raise £30 million for good causes across the UK every week, and the Scottish Government, these awards are helping to sustain the immense value that creativity adds to our lives.”

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