C&BS Fund

From creative spark to outstanding delivery

The C&BS Fund enables culture and business organisations to come together and build effective, sustainable partnerships, bringing creative projects – large and small – vividly to life. Funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland, and managed by Culture & Business Scotland, the C&BS Fund provides critical £ for £ match funding, making the journey from a great idea to a great project possible.


Absolute Classics & Blüthner Pianos

A grand piano sponsorship story

Through the year-long, in-kind loan of two superb grand pianos, Blüthner Pianos supported and enhanced Absolute Classics’ 2021/22 performance and education activities in Dumfries & Galloway. The project brought world-class performance to Scotland’s remote communities and – thanks to C&BS Fund match funding – online, around the world.

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Edinburgh Science, 2022


Edinburgh Science Foundation Ltd & Cirrus Logic Inc

Edinburgh Science Festival 2022

With a shared ambition to inspire young people to understand and consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and to make a meaningful contribution to Edinburgh’s communities, the impact of this ten-year long partnership has been significantly enhanced by match funding from the C&BS Fund.

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Sandy Butler, Creating Symbiosis, 2021


Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Aviva Investments

Creating Symbiosis

Thanks to match funding from the C&BS Fund, not only was a brand new piece of music created – a piece emotive, relevant and highly accessible – but a short film recording its creation and performance was also created, providing a living legacy on the theme of climate change for both partners.

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