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Ten picks for the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

This year, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blue Festival turns the big 4-0. Their anniversary year has a packed programme of events, and though it was a hard job, we've picked ten that we're excited about.

12 July 2018

Ten events we're excited for at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Every year, the Edinburgh International Book Festival serves up an extraordinary programme, celebrating literature from around the globe. We pick just ten events from 2018's programme that we're excited about.

11 July 2018

Why we're Flying the Flag for Glasgow Women's Library

You may have heard that the Glasgow Women's Library has been shortlisted for the Art Fund's Museum of the Year Prize. In fact, you almost definitely have heard, since social media has been ablaze with support for this terrific organisation and their bid to win the £100,000 prize.

4 July 2018

Dance duets popping-up in public spaces around the world

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) is a series of short contemporary dance duets designed for a wide range of public spaces. Just back from appearing at Jacob's Pillow in the USA, we spoke to choreographer Janis Claxton and composer Pippa Murphy. 

27 June 2018

The Travelling Gallery at 40: A driving force for art in communities

For the last 40 years, the Travelling Gallery has been touring all over Scotland with one key mission: to make art inclusive and accessible for all. Now, an exhibition over two floors at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre will celebrate Travelling Gallery’s journey – past, present and future.

19 June 2018

Look Again Festival returns to bring fresh perspective to Aberdeen

The 2018 Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival gets underway today (Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 June) in Aberdeen with the unveiling of a series of impressive public artworks across the city. We take a closer look at what's on offer...

13 June 2018

The Work Room at 10: How the artist-led practice has developed over a decade

Back in 2008, The Work Room was founded by a group of artists who agitated for space and resource for dance in the city. Now, ten years on, The Work Room is still working with choreographers from across Scotland to research and develop new creative projects.

1 June 2018

Get to know: Alchemy Film & Arts

Get to know Alchemy Film & Arts: one of our new Regularly Funded Organisations for 2018-21.

31 May 2018

Get to know: Panel

Learn more about Panel: an independent curatorial practice based in Glasgow, and one of Creative Scotland's Regularly Funded Organisations for 2018-21.

29 May 2018

Kirsty Logan on Lord Fox: A story of 'betrayal, murder and female power'

This month, writer Kirsty Logan, songmaker Kirsty Law and contemporary harpist Esther Swift will bring Lord Fox to the Scottish Poetry Library. This new show has been billed as 'a fable with music,' but it promises to be so much more than that.

29 May 2018

Culture Republic on preparing for GDPR

In this guest piece, Culture Republic summarise what you need to know and do in response to 2018’s data protection rule changes.

20 December 2017

National Lottery funding - letter from Creative Scotland's Chair

Ben Thomson, the Chair of Creative Scotland, has written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding concerns about declining revenue from the National Lottery.

9 November 2017

Creativity for everyone - supporting cultural access and engagement

Our Director of Strategy, Philip Deverell, takes a look at Creative Scotland's approach to supporting cultural access and engagement amongst people from Scotland’s more deprived communities.

17 October 2017

Banging the drum for Scotland's creativity

The arts have a huge impact on Scotland, both economically and socially, and we need to talk more about it, says Creative Scotland’s Chief Executive Janet Archer.

6 September 2017

Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland's bid

After making the official shortlist, Jean Cameron, project director for Paisley 2021, explains how Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland’s bid.

31 July 2017

Scotland's music on the world stage

In this article originally published by The Herald on Friday 9 June 2017, our Head of Music Alan Morrison reflects on Scotland's music's place on the global stage...

13 June 2017

Alan Morrison: Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape 2017

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, reflects on two busy days of Scottish Showcases at The Great Escape in Brighton...

20 May 2017

Craft Scotland becomes a Scottish Living Wage employer

In this guest post, Craft Scotland explores the wide-reaching benefits of the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation.

4 May 2017

Surveying Scotland's Games Industry - The Next Level

Morgan Petrie, Creative Industries Manager, provides an update on our efforts to better understand Scotland’s Games Industry, and reports on future plans to take this work to the next level.

2 March 2017

Getting creative with care

Creative Learning Officer Sarah McAdam takes a look at some of the creative initiatives aimed at helping young people in care.

28 February 2017