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Creative Christmas gifting: Own Art and be merry

If you're thinking of moving away from the traditional gifts of socks, fragrances and soap on a rope, but are not quite sure what to do for the art lover in your life, we have a suggestion. Own Art.

14 December 2017

Nae Pasaran: The story of East Kilbride, Chile and international solidarity

Nae Pasaran is a five-year documentary project, which has received development funding from Creative Scotland, about the East Kilbride factory workers who refused to work on engines from Pinochet’s Air Force in protest against his dictatorship in Chile.

13 December 2017

Neu! Reekie!: 2017 in poetry, music, and glittery jumpers

Seven years ago this December, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson were planning their first Neu! Reekie! event. Now, they're busy planning a festive show which also doubles up as something of a greatest hits show, with artists including Irvine Welsh, Bill Drummond, Aidan Moffat, Charlotte Church and Hollie McNish all on the bill.

13 December 2017

Collaboration at the heart of Scotland's creative industries

The Creative Industries team at Creative Scotland is focused on supporting the growth of more sustainable creative businesses. As part of this, we supported Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee and other partners and businesses during 2016/17 to produce a series of events exploring opportunities to discuss business models, collective working and collaborative approaches between creative industries and other sectors. Here further details on just three of those events.

6 December 2017

Creative Europe pushes forward with arts funding

In March 2017, Creative Europe caught up with Fiona Ferguson from Imaginate to talk about PUSH: a two-year, small Cooperation Project led by Imaginate (Scotland) in partnership with CCHA (Belgium), The Ark (Ireland), Scenekunstbruket (Norway) and Åbendans (Denmark), for which it received €168,655.

6 December 2017

Emme Woods - It's Ma Party and yer all invited!

It's been quite a year for singer-songwriter Emme Woods. Following a string of showcases, including Wide Days and The Great Escape, Emme is now launching her first EP and film. We caught up with her to hear how it's all coming together.

21 November 2017

The film festival encouraging audiences to Take One Action

Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged tens of thousands of people with world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern. We speak to Tamara Van Strijthem about a decade of making a difference through cinema.

16 November 2017

Saving the world (...ish) at Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival

We speak to writer and director Nicholas Barton-Wines, whose production "How to Save the World...ish" will feature at the Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival from Friday 17 November.

13 November 2017

Meow Meow and Hebrides Ensemble join forces for Restless Love

This autumn, post-postmodern cabaret star Meow Meow will be joining Hebrides Ensemble, one of the UK's foremost chamber music groups, for the upcoming production of Restless Love - a new adaption of Reinbert de Leeuw's Im wunderschonen Monat Mai. Audiences can expect big glamour, big music and an even bigger performance. We spoke to the team behind the production to fund out more.

10 November 2017

YDance: helping young people realise their potential through movement

YDance is the national youth dance organisation for young people aged three to 21 in Scotland. It runs regular Routes events, including Connections (a three-day event for youth dance groups and individuals), and Destinations (a vibrant showcase of the best youth dance companies across Scotland). Here, we spoke to YDance's Kirsty Rough to find out more about the organisation, and some of the key events in its calendar.

2 November 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

Rosie Crerar on why Screen Equalities Matter

The Glasgow-based producer explains what Creative Scotland's Equality Matters Review could mean for Scotland's Screen Sector.

31 January 2017