Creative industries strategy mirrors economic agenda

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23 Oct 2015

The Scottish arts sector is being consulted on a new ‘Creative Industries Strategy’ that will determine priorities for the next two years.

Edinburgh council prepares to overhaul arts funding

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22 Oct 2015

More partnership working is key for the future of local authority arts funding in Edinburgh, but delays and a budget deficit are hindering progress.

Working together with older people

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08 Oct 2015

Anne Gallacher describes the impact of an ongoing relationship between Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, and Age Scotland.

The word’s the thing

28 Sep 2015

How can literature and publishing thrive in the wake of Creative Scotland's review of the cultural sector, asks Andrew Ormston.

Creative Scotland under fire at Parliamentary committee

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18 Sep 2015

The funding body is “thinking hard” about how to better support small and voluntary organisations after MSPs heard the sector’s complaints.

Deeper commitment to festivals and events in Scotland

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18 Sep 2015

A new tourism-based strategy aims to grow Scotland’s domestic and international reputation by investing in the development of the events industry.

Successful Scottish youth arts programme renewed with increased budget

18 Sep 2015

CashBack for Creativity has been funded until 2017 with an increased budget after having success at encouraging arts engagement in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities.

Council to address Dundee V&A cost over-run

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10 Sep 2015

Dundee City Council has endorsed independent recommendations for addressing delays and escalating costs in its flagship Waterfront regeneration project.

Crescendo in popularity for Scotland’s live music scene

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04 Sep 2015

The latest figures from the Scottish Household Survey reveal that non-classical music has overtaken theatre as Scotland’s favourite cultural activity. 

New support for Scottish writing

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28 Aug 2015

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.

Creative Scotland to face parliamentary scrutiny

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03 Jul 2015

The role of key public bodies and the outcomes they deliver are to be examined by a Committee reporting to the Scottish Government. 

Scotland makes plans to grow creative industries

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26 Jun 2015

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.

Scotland praised for Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

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09 Jun 2015

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.

Creative Scotland commits to promoting Scots language

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05 Jun 2015

A new writer-in-residence based at the National Library of Scotland will lead Creative Scotland’s drive to promote the language.

Job Ladder – Stuart McCue-Dick

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03 Jun 2015

As he joins Wasps in Scotland, Stuart McCue-Dick reflects on his career combining accountancy and a love for the arts.

My Gurus – Helen Jamieson

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27 May 2015

Helen Jamieson of Music at Paxton tells us about the people who have guided her to her “perfect” music management job.

“Extremely positive” first review of Sistema Scotland

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21 May 2015

Learning from the success of the Big Noise programme will be key to the future of social interventions in Scotland, say researchers.

Scottish economy benefits from increase in museum and gallery attendance

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15 May 2015

A new report finds that growing numbers of museum and gallery attenders are contributing nearly £900m to the Scottish economy, but organisations are staffed primarily by volunteers.


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