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SQIFF set to return to Glasgow and beyond

The full programme for the 2017 Scottish Queer International Film Festival has been announced, with 40 events at venues across Glasgow from Wednesday 27 September to Sunday 1 October and pre-festival screenings across Scotland.

Published: 18 Aug 2017

Scottish EDGE launches Creative EDGE Award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today – the Creative EDGE Award – in partnership with Creative Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office to encourage applications from the creative sector.

Published: 17 Aug 2017

New National Youth Arts Advisory Group announced

The members of the new National Youth Arts Advisory Group, who will be helping to shape the future of culture and arts in Scotland, have been announced. The group of 35 passionate volunteers, aged 14-23, were unveiled during their first meeting with the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External (...)

Published: 16 Aug 2017

Understanding Diversity in the Arts: Survey findings published

Findings from a wide-ranging survey looking at diversity in the arts are published today, building a clearer picture about who is working in the arts and what the perceived barriers are to entering, progressing and developing in the arts professionally.

Published: 15 Aug 2017

Naomi Shoba to join Glasgow Life as Senior Arts & Music Manager: Diversity

Naomi Shoba has been appointed Senior Arts & Music Manager: Diversity at Glasgow Life. In this new role, which is supported by Creative Scotland, Naomi will work with the in-house team, and the independent art sector across art forms, to maximise ethnic diversity within activity carried out by Glasgow Arts, (...)

Published: 14 Aug 2017

Tell It To The Bees starts shooting as cast revealed

Motion Picture Capital, BFI and Creative Scotland announce the start of shoot for Tell It To The Bees, a new film adapted from the critically-acclaimed novel by Fiona Shaw and now filming on location in Scotland.

Published: 10 Aug 2017

Zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse to get World Premiere at Fantastic Fest

Scotland’s coming-of-age zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, will have its World Premiere In Competition at Fantastic Fest, the U.S.’ largest genre film festival held in Austin, TX from September 21 – 28, 2017. The production is Blazing Griffin Pictures' first feature length film.

Published: 09 Aug 2017

Sell-out Showcase for Scotland at International Celtic Music Festival

International music fans have snapped up all tickets for a concert showcasing Hebridean music and culture at Europe’s biggest Celtic festival, as Scotland presents 220 of its finest Traditional, Gaelic and Celtic artists at Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France.

Published: 04 Aug 2017

£800,000 National Lottery support for cultural activity awarded in June 2017

Over £800,000 National Lottery funding was awarded through the Open Project Fund in June 2017, supporting 36 recipients across Scotland.

Published: 28 Jul 2017

Interim Chair appointed to the Creative Scotland Board

Creative Scotland announces today the appointment of Ben Thomson as Interim Chair. This follows the sad news of the death of Richard Findlay CBE, who served as Creative Scotland Chair from January 2015 until June 2017.

Published: 26 Jul 2017