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

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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.

Exporting the arts

Image of Menage a Trois
15 Jul 2013

Mark Fisher charts the global success of ‘Made in Scotland’, the programme which showcases dance and theatre companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scotland looks at best practice for musical tuition

Girl playing music
28 Jun 2013

Greater collaboration between local authorities could improve opportunities for instrumental music tuition in Scotland, says latest report.

Independence would mean stronger cultural sector for Scotland, says Culture Secretary

Edinburgh Festival
07 Jun 2013

Fiona Hyslop makes the case for culture, putting clear blue water between the cultural policy of the UK and that of Scotland.

Job Ladder

A photo of Hamish Glen
22 May 2013

Hamish Glen explains how he progressed through his career

Stability at the heart of plans for Scotland

15 Mar 2013

Creative Scotland has published an action plan to deliver commitments made following the sector’s cries for reform.

Blowing the youth trumpet

07 Mar 2013

The Scottish Brass Band Association has recently devoted resources to developing a successful youth programme. Clair Tomalin describes how it has been achieved.

Public to have their say on Creative Scotland

25 Feb 2013

Five meetings across Scotland will inform decisions on the balance between the arts, screen and creative industries.


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