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CashBack for Creativity: Over £1.7m awarded to creative and cultural activities for young people across Scotland

£1.7m in funding awards go to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity programme, aiming to tackle inequality by removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people, aged 10-24 regardless of background or situation.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

BAFTA-nominated director selected to represent Scotland in celebration of British documentary heritage

Listen to Bridgeton, a short film by Glasgow director Callum Rice, has been chosen to screen at BFI Southbank and on BBC Four as part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Listen to Britain, Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister's poetic collage of British life.

Published: 12 Sep 2017

Record £69.4m spend on film and TV production

Production spend on film and TV in Scotland has increased by more than 30% to a record high of £69.4 million in 2016.

Published: 08 Sep 2017

Glenn Close drama The Wife to receive World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

The Wife, starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater will receive its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, on 14 September 2017. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Screen Funding and filmed in Scotland, The Wife is directed by Björn Runge and is an adaptation (...)

Published: 08 Sep 2017

Scottish Government announces further Culture Conversations

People across the country are being encouraged to get involved in shaping Scotland's new culture strategy, with three more public events to take place.

Published: 07 Sep 2017

Latest awards from Publishing Scotland's Translation Fund

Designed to encourage international publishers to translate works by Scottish writers, the Publishing Scotland Translation Fund, now in its third year, has allocated over £13,000 to overseas publishing houses.

Published: 07 Sep 2017

Open call for prestigious documentary training programme, Bridging the Gap

Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI)’s acclaimed training initiative Bridging the Gap is open to early-career filmmakers from Scotland and Northern Ireland, thanks to the support from Creative Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen. The call for applications will open on Thursday 31st of August and close on Thursday 5th October, with the (...)

Published: 01 Sep 2017

£700,000 National Lottery support for cultural activity across Scotland

£700,000 National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund has been awarded to 34 recipients, including individual artists, musicians, a breakdancing crew, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

Six films commissioned for Scottish Shorts programme

Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) is delighted to announce the six short films commissioned for the New Talent Scottish Shorts 2017 programme.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

£696k National Lottery boost for communities through Awards for All

A total of £696,165 has been awarded to 92 arts, sports and community projects by Awards for All Scotland, with funds raised by the National Lottery.

Published: 29 Aug 2017