To work in a museum you need the right academic qualifications and the resources to volunteer, but new initiatives in Scotland are starting to open up the sector to young people from more diverse backgrounds, says Catherine Cartmell.
A public consultation to inform the Government’s upcoming Culture Strategy also criticised the lack of diversity across the arts workforce.
Out of the Blue has weathered the storm of arts funding cuts in Scotland thanks to its social enterprise model and the support of ethical finance providers. Rob Hoon shares the story.
Creative Scotland may have been short-sighted to cut funding to Scottish Youth Theatre, but something needs to be done about oversubscription to our arts funding streams. Graham Main suggests some radical solutions.
The national funder has announced a root and branch review of its funding processes following public outcry that led to it reversing cuts to five arts organisations.
Following revelations of elitism in music education, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, says it’s time to put the arts back in the heart of primary and secondary schools.
£2.6m of additional funds will be used to re-admit five organisations into the core-funded portfolio until 2021, in a move described as a “victory for common sense”.
Just nine regularly funded arts organisations will receive less money from Creative Scotland in 2018-21, while 27 organisations receive an uplift and 19 join the portfolio.
A music-making project within HMP Inverness is helping offenders develop skills for life, learning and work. Stacey Toner describes the challenges and its aims for the future.
Ruth Bretherick explains how she overcame the challenges of programming events when an exhibition split across two arts venues: one in Edinburgh, and one in Dundee.
A new manifesto by the Scottish Contemporary Arts Network, Scottish Artists Union and Engage Scotland has set out the visual arts sector’s key aspirations and commitments.
Creative Scotland’s budget will be increased by £6.6m each year for the next three years.
When prisoners are actually requesting more arts activities, why are we not giving them what they want, asks Jess Thorpe.
The contracts for Scottish arts organisations currently in receipt of regular funding will be extended until the end of May 2018 to mitigate the effects of the delay.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has ignored a second plea from Scotland to offset the severe decline in Lottery funding for culture and sport.
Research commissioned as part of a Creative Scotland programme for young people who have experienced additional challenges stressed participants must direct their own development.
Declining Lottery receipts will mean less cash for RFOs, although final funding decisions will be made after the national funding body hears its budget settlement in mid-December.
The cultural attendance gap between those living in the most and least deprived areas is at its smallest for five years, according to the Scottish Household Survey.
Scottish Ballet’s first digital season gave the company the opportunity to experiment with new technologies, but would audiences like it? Charlotte Gross tells the story.
Andrew Miller, a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, shares his shocking experiences of inaccessible venues, poor seats and the city’s precarious pavements.