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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.
More partnership working is key for the future of local authority arts funding in Edinburgh, but delays and a budget deficit are hindering progress.
Anne Gallacher describes the impact of an ongoing relationship between Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, and Age Scotland.
How can literature and publishing thrive in the wake of Creative Scotland's review of the cultural sector, asks Andrew Ormston.
The funding body is “thinking hard” about how to better support small and voluntary organisations after MSPs heard the sector’s complaints.
A new tourism-based strategy aims to grow Scotland’s domestic and international reputation by investing in the development of the events industry.
CashBack for Creativity has been funded until 2017 with an increased budget after having success at encouraging arts engagement in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.
Dundee City Council has endorsed independent recommendations for addressing delays and escalating costs in its flagship Waterfront regeneration project.
The latest figures from the Scottish Household Survey reveal that non-classical music has overtaken theatre as Scotland’s favourite cultural activity.
Following a review of the literature and publishing sector, Creative Scotland is supporting new schemes to promote Scottish writers internationally and to develop young writers.
The role of key public bodies and the outcomes they deliver are to be examined by a Committee reporting to the Scottish Government.
43,000 new workers will be needed to support Scotland’s creative industries over the next ten years, according to a new report identifying key issues facing the sector.
The success of the Cultural Programme associated with the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has led to cultural activity being listed among the formal criteria used to judge bids to host future Games.
A new writer-in-residence based at the National Library of Scotland will lead Creative Scotland’s drive to promote the language.
As he joins Wasps in Scotland, Stuart McCue-Dick reflects on his career combining accountancy and a love for the arts.
Helen Jamieson of Music at Paxton tells us about the people who have guided her to her “perfect” music management job.