Case Studies & Resources

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Read the success stories emerging from C&BS Fund supported projects, find out what we’ve been doing to support culture in Scotland and download helpful resources to support and inform your work.

C&BS Fund case studies

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 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

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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Buki Bayode, Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, 2018

Supported and Open Glasgow Programmes

Thanks to an inspiring partnership and match funding from the C&BS Fund, visitors enjoyed exhibitions by 252 artists from 34 countries, and the Supported and Open Programmes element of the Festival saw audience visits rise by 26%.

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SEALL Festival of Small Halls

Celebrating a project that more than reached its ambition to celebrate ‘people, place and performance’ by turning the spotlight on the community hall as a space in which to gather and unite and attracting a dazzling array of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians.

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D-LUX, 2018

D-Lux Festival of Light

A vibrant community-based event that embraces the positive associations of light and hope, regeneration and rejuvenation, through an intriguing – and perhaps unexpected – culture and business partnership.

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Glasgow Museums, Dippy on tour!, 2019

Dippy on tour!

Thanks to the support of a local chiropractic firm, Dippy – the Natural History Museum’s Diplodocus skeleton cast – was supported on the Glasgow leg of his UK tour with a volunteer programme to deliver the public learning programme.

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Local Hero

Perfectly balanced creative aspirations and commercial needs saw world-class theatre created in the heart of Scotland. Reaching an astonishing 32,900 audience members during a six-week, sell-out run in Edinburgh, the show then transferred to London’s Old Vic.

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