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A consortium of Scotland’s universities and art schools place researchers within arts and cultural organisations. Anna Scott discusses the benefits to all involved.
Productions chosen for the Made in Scotland showcase gain a stamp of quality, but how are they selected? Wendy Niblock asks members of the panel what they are looking for.
Thinking differently about how arts organisations talk to the private sector will be one of the keys to sustainability as limited resources pose challenges to artistic ambition.
Nine out of ten adults engaged with a cultural activity in 2015, but the Scottish Household Survey reveals engagement is lower in disadvantaged areas.
Creative Scotland is to gather evidence on individuals’ occupation, employment status and career progression across the country.
National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Ballet are among the performing arts companies pledging to have a gender balanced board by 2020.
Paying artists fairly is listed in Creative Scotland’s new Arts Strategy among a range of measures to raise the profile of artists and the arts in Scotland.
A large-scale study has found that the growth of the festivals is benefiting the tourism and hospitality sectors.
Deputy Chief Executive Iain Munro has said that new arts funding models will have to be considered in these unprecedented times.
To nurture and retain new artistic talent, you need affordable studio space. Audrey Carlin explains how Wasps is helping Scotland to strengthen its cultural scene.
A 100-metre high public artwork isn’t always the answer. Peter McCaughey reflects on why he took a more dispersed approach to an art strategy for a housing project in inner Glasgow.
A new pilot scheme led by Imaginate and National Theatre Scotland will bring live performances to 15,000 schoolchildren this autumn.
The Scottish Government has been warned of “dangerous time ahead” if it continues to cut funding to its national performing companies.
A new publication aims to build the skills of artists delivering activities in Scottish prisons.
Do freelance musicians get the weekend off? And how many trains do they actually have to take? Emma Donald takes us on a visual tour of her working week.
A lack of business skills and access to equipment was holding artists in Dumfries and Galloway back. Clare Hanna explains the origins of Upland and how it supports artists.
Capital expenditure will bear the brunt of cuts to the arts in Scotland next year under draft budget plans that see funding for culture fall from £170m to £154m.
David Stevenson deplores the way that a subjective decision to grant public money to a commercial company is being dressed up as the evidence-based decision of an objective funding system.
Match funding has received some bad press recently, but Carl Watt has seen it work wonders at encouraging business sponsorship of the arts in Scotland.
The Scottish arts sector is being consulted on a new ‘Creative Industries Strategy’ that will determine priorities for the next two years.