Creative Scotland admitted ‘unfundable’ organisations into portfolio

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19 Jun 2019

Last-minute interventions by senior figures “ultimately served to undermine the integrity of the RFO process”, staff told an independent review.

Campaign champions impact of Scottish visual arts

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24 May 2019

Art in Action is calling on politicians to “think differently about art” and place it at the heart of their decision-making.

Getting people talking

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28 Mar 2019

Are we losing the art of conversation? Tom Pow explains how a project in Scotland is using the arts to stimulate communication.

Scotland to assess future of arts funding

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21 Mar 2019

An inquiry led by members of the Scottish Parliament will examine public and private sources of revenues for artists and focus on how funding should be distributed to create a sustainable future for the sector.

Businesses and councils at odds over tourist tax

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15 Mar 2019

Scotland’s Culture and Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said local authorities will not be able to impose a levy on overnight visitors until 2021 at the earliest.

Calls to support rural culture in Scottish Government consultation

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15 Feb 2019

Ministers have been warned that plans for a new Governmental culture champion have been met with ‘mixed’ reaction from the sector.

Heritage gives £4bn boost to Scottish economy, report finds

15 Feb 2019

The increase has been attributed to a 2m growth in tourist visits in one year.

Taking creativity to new heights

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07 Feb 2019

Once forced to migrate through lack of opportunities, artists in the Scottish Highlands are now coming together to experiment and collaborate in the region's first creative hub, writes Audrey Carlin.

Culture funding falls in Scottish budget

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20 Dec 2018

The budget allocation for 'Creative Scotland and other arts' includes £10m for Screen Scotland and a £6.6m boost for the regularly funded portfolio to compensate for reduced lottery income.

Reasons to be generous

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08 Nov 2018

What motivates businesses to support the arts? David Watt explores the main reasons beyond 'doing the right thing'.

Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

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13 Sep 2018

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships.

Dance partners

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05 Sep 2018

As well as being a studio space for independent dancers and choreographers, Glasgow's The Work Room is also an empowering artist-led support network, says Anita Clark.

Scotland ring-fences cash for touring

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10 Aug 2018

Creative Scotland has announced details of a new Touring Fund offering organisations outside its Regular Funding portfolio the chance to make and tour new work.

Audience development agency to close after Creative Scotland cuts

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13 Jul 2018

15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.

Edinburgh Festivals give £14m a year boost to Scotland’s culture sector

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13 Jul 2018

Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.

Scotland plans to make culture central to policy-making

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29 Jun 2018

A draft of the first Scottish culture strategy to be produced in a decade reveals plans for a new cultural leadership post within Government and new ways of funding the arts.

Inquiry slams Creative Scotland over management failure

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22 Jun 2018

MSPs are “very concerned” by the national arts funder’s handling of its Regular Funding application process.

Creative Scotland trials matched crowdfunding scheme

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06 Jun 2018

The launch follows research into the power of match funding to boost public donations to arts organisations and increase fundraising skills.

Is there ever a good time to talk about death?

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31 May 2018

Legacy giving has huge potential as a source of future funding for the arts, especially in Scotland. Richard Radcliffe offers tips for getting started.

Breaking into the museum sector

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10 May 2018

To work in a museum you need the right academic qualifications and the resources to volunteer, but new initiatives in Scotland are starting to open up the sector to young people from more diverse backgrounds, says Catherine Cartmell.

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