Touring Network campaigns for rural venues

Photo of a colourful pair of theatre seats on the coast in front of a lighthouse
24 Oct 2014

Raising the profile of professional performances taking place at some of Scotland’s more remote locations is a key aim of a new marketing push.

A warm welcome

Image of activity at Refugee Week Scotland
06 Oct 2014

Suzi Simpson tells how this summer’s Refugee Week Scotland celebrated the successful integration of refugees with music, dance, films and feasts.

Children’s literature centre gets funding go-ahead

Photo of a Peter Pan statue in a window
03 Oct 2014

Restoration of the house and garden that inspired ‘Peter Pan’ will provide a new home for children’s literature in Scotland.

Scotland continues to embrace culture

18 Aug 2014

Festival-going is on the increase, though cinema and reading for pleasure are still the most popular forms of cultural engagement.

Yes or no, that is the answer

Image of girl and painting
17 Jul 2014

For readers in the rest of the UK, Christine Hamilton reflects on how the Scottish arts world has responded to the independence referendum.

Transition plans take shape in Scotland

Photo of some Street art in Glasgow
13 Jun 2014

New large capital awards are put on hold during 2014/15 as Creative Scotland develops its new funding model.

Fresh start at Creative Scotland

Photo of a leaping man
09 Apr 2014

A ten-year plan and a new approach to funding aim to demonstrate more support for arts organisations and provide greater clarity about its role and remit.

A strategy for sustainability

Image of paintings in storeroom
12 Mar 2014

Scotland’s museums sector has taken an innovative approach to overcoming financial challenges, according to Joanne Orr.

Digital fitness for all

Image of Stellar Quines
10 Feb 2014

AmbITion Scotland’s Make:IT:Happen fund aims to help Scotland’s cultural sector become digitally fitter. Ashley Smith-Hammond discusses its approach and some early results.

Place-making at the heart of plans for Scotland

31 Jan 2014

Creative Scotland sets out the themes that will guide its work over the next ten years.

Scotland unveils first national arts strategy for young people

Fiona Hyslop and Janet Archer with Scottish Book Trust Bookbug toddler reading group
08 Nov 2013

Youth arts projects for the under 25s in Scotland are to receive £5m over the next two years.

Plans to put creativity at the heart of learning in Scotland

Vision Mechanics, Giants in the Forest
30 Oct 2013

Scotland’s Creative Learning Plan has set out a vision for creativity in education over the next 10 years. 

Digital award for Glasgow’s visual arts website

Visual Arts Glasgow home page
25 Oct 2013

A social media-led website which showcases Glasgow’s visual arts scene has taken first place in the Public Sector category at this year’s Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards. 

Scottish government funds even more interns for the creative sector

Julia Martin interning at Cryptic
30 Aug 2013

The SCVO has launched a second phase of its Creative Internship scheme.

New research reveals links between culture, health and happiness

Crowd watching street theatre
20 Aug 2013

A survey in Scotland has found that people who engage in culture are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction than those who do not.

Creative Scotland reveals interim plan

Traverse Theatre
02 Aug 2013

Artform reviews will underpin the development of a longer-term plan for 2014-17.


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