A new stage adaptation of a novel by Alasdair Gray is among the 37 projects to be backed by nearly £1m in funds from the nation's main arts funding body.

Creative Scotland has give £10,000 in its latest round of funding to support the writers Sara Shaarawi and Henry Bell to make Haneen, a new bilingual stage version of Gray's novel 1982, Janine.

The play, to be developed in English and Arabic, will be reset in post-revolutionary Cairo, and will involve artists working together in both Egypt and Glasgow.

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The production will be "a play about anxiety in a post-truth world, an exploration of fear and control as it exists sexually, politically, and morally in the mind of an Egyptian salesman and in the minds of Glaswegian and Cairene audiences."

Mr Bell said: "We’re really excited to have this support from Creative Scotland and The British Council to work in Glasgow and Cairo on Alasdair Gray’s brilliant novel.

"It’s a great opportunity to explore different languages, cultures, and mediums, bringing one of Scotland’s great stories to Arabic audiences and bringing new Arab theatre to Scotland."

Creative Scotland awarded over £900,000 in National Lottery Funding through its Open Project Fund.

Awards of between £1,300 and £112,500 have been made to festivals, musicians, visual artists, dancers, writers, community arts and a mobile cinema.

The biggest award goes to UZ Arts for funding to "continue membership of the European network of producers/presenters of art in the public realm, INSITU".

Details of the awards came on the same day that the arts funder said that despite a £100,000 cut in its grant in last week's Scottish Budget, it will still be able to support 118 regularly funded organisations in 2017/18.

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In visual arts, Edinburgh-based Talbot Rice Gallery has received nearly £100,000 to create a year-long programme of exhibitions, residencies and public events relating to the moving image.

The Shetland Folk Festival, which runs in April, and the East Neuk Festival, which runs in late June, also received awards for their 2017 programmes.

The Glasgow School of Art Choir has received money for its Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert, to be held in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on 27 May next year.

The concert will contain music by Sir James MacMillan, and the world première of Light Through Tall Windows, which was composed for the ensemble after the fire which damaged the Mackintosh Building in 2014.

Svend McEwan-Brown, director of the East Neuk Festival said: "Regional festivals are vital to the arts - and the arts economy - in Scotland, presenting wonderful events often in parts of the country that have less year-round provision, as well as creating opportunities for artists from home and abroad to share their work with enthusiastic sizeable audiences."

Regional Screen Scotland has received funding to carry out a "full mechanical and decorative refurbishment" of the Screen Machine mobile cinema, including the purchase and installation of a new, replacement digital projector.

The poet Gordon Meade has received funding to research, develop, and write a second series of poems about cancer, while funding for Lucy Ribchester will enable her to complete her latest novel, set in 1770s Europe.

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The Scottish Universities’ International Summer School has received funding to offer Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowships to two internationally-published translators interested in translating Scottish Literature in their country.

The Stornoway-based An Lanntair has received more than £95,000 to enable the arts venue to "undertake essential capital improvements."

Among the dance awards Edinburgh-based dance company, Room 2 Manoeuvre (R2M) has received an award to create and tour a full-length hip hop theatre performance, Without a Hitch.