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.

Edinburgh Promise reflects desire for collective action

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13 May 2015

Cultural organisations and arts practitioners are calling on public and private sector funders and service providers to take action to support a series of ambitions for the city.

On the high and low roads

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07 May 2015

Roberta Doyle explains why Scotland’s theatre company ‘without walls’ tours the highlands and islands of Scotland.

Knocking down the barriers

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12 Mar 2015

The Scottish Government’s youth arts strategy aims to increase engagement in the arts as well as tackle inequality. Fiona Hyslop outlines how it has evolved.

Survey reveals cultural engagement in Scotland

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03 Feb 2015

Almost three-quarters of adults in Scotland attended a cultural event or place in the last year, but a quarter feel “culture and the arts are not really for people like me”.

Creative Scotland commits to long-term funding

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30 Oct 2014

The number of arts organisations in receipt of three-year funding is to more than double, as the funding body responds to the sector’s concerns.

Artists’ studios recognised as top social enterprise

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30 Oct 2014

For its role supporting artists across Scotland, Wasps Studios has been named Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year.

Touring Network campaigns for rural venues

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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.


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