If you are a resident of rural Stirlingshire you might be eligible for free craft courses at our craft school in Dunblane. We are delighted to work with Scene Stirling, Creative Scotland and Stirling Council to deliver a number of fully subsidised places for locals on our annual programme of craft workshops. These funded places are intended for people on a low income, who might otherwise be excluded from the opportunity to participate. Through this scheme we hope to remove barriers to creative education that some might face in light of current financial hardships.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You should be a resident of the wider Stirling area, and those living in rural areas in which similar opportunities are less accessible will be prioritised
  • Subsidised places are intended for those on lower incomes, for example if you are in receipt of benefits or universal credit.

We kindly ask you to complete a few simple questions to verify that you meet the eligibility criteria for free craft courses agreed with our funding partners. We will treat all responses with strictest confidence.



– Where there are more applications for subsidised places than spaces available the information you provide will be used to asses which candidates will benefit most from the placement
– CSSC will not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, gender, ability, or any other protected characteristic. All candidates shall be treated equally and assessed on the merits of their responses
– Free places are awarded in trust with no deposit required. All tuition and materials required to complete the course are included, but some tutors may offer additional tools and materials for sale, these are not included
– Non-attendance at the allocated workshop forfeits the subsidised place, no alternative will be offered
– If you are unable to take up the subsidised place as offered please notify us as soon as possible so that we can re-allocate your place to another applicant. If you give us sufficient notice, and spaces are available, it may be possible to transfer your subsidised place to a different workshop

... creating employment opportunities for freelance creative educators ...

... nurturing craft learning as a positive activity, contributing to better mental health ...

... bringing the provision for creative education in rural locations in line with the urban centres ...

... increasing accessibility and removing barriers to creative education for all ...