FESTIVAL GET INVOLVED FUND OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2015
Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international
art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre, food
& drink, visual art, film, comedy, dance, fashion & design, children
& families activities and literature, while showcasing the unique cultural
hub that is the Merchant City. The
Merchant City Festival 2015 will take place in late July and early August after
the great success of Glasgow 2014, when it was at the heart of Festival 2014.
‘Get Involved’ Fund exists for local businesses and organisations to programme
something special for the Merchant City Festival. Proposals should be for support for something
different from your year-round programme of events. We are also prioritising
applications for activities and events that take place in the streets and
public spaces in the Merchant City, even if that is immediately outside your
business base. The streets that will be closed
to traffic are: Wilson St (east from Glassford St); Hutcheson St; Brunswick St;
Candleriggs; Bell St (west of Albion St); Albion St (weekends only); Bell St
(between Albion and Walls St – weekends only).
themes this year that you might want to respond to are:
Year of Green; More info at: www.greenglasgow.com
Year of Food and Drink; more info at:
are also running a Family Zone within the Merchant Square and are also looking
for activity that would be suitable for this area.
Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Merchant City
Festival Committee said: “The Merchant City Festival is a vibrant, exciting and
eclectic showcase which helped tell the story of modern Glasgow during the best
ever Commonwealth Games. So many local businesses and organisations take part
in the Merchant City Festival every year and the Get Involved Fund is aimed at
helping them come up with something unique and creative for 2015.”
on completing an application
fund is likely to be highly competitive and submissions will be assessed on the
to the Festival programme and contexts
Does my event qualify?
are only able to support ideas for events that are specially programmed for the
Festival and which do not take place as part of your regular programme of
‘Get Involved Fund’ will only support events that are taking place during the
that continue beyond the Festival are welcomed but they must launch during the
can apply for up to £500.
any more information, please contact email@example.com
note that payment of awards will only be made after the successful delivery of
the event and on receipt of an invoice.
Life is not liable or responsible for any part of your event.
will be assessed by representatives of the Merchant City Festival Committee.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS IS 9am on Monday 13th
email completed forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
put ‘MCF Get Involved Fund’ as the subject heading/email title.
by Email only
will be informed of the final decision by Friday 17th April 2015.