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Janet Archer stepping down as Chief Executive

Creative Scotland announces today that, after five years, Janet Archer is stepping down from her role as Chief Executive of Creative Scotland.

Published: 17 Jul 2018

£794k National Lottery Awards For All to boost Scottish communities

Community groups across Scotland are today celebrating a £794k cash boost, thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players.

Published: 12 Jul 2018

Moray Artists Bursary now open for applications

The Moray Artists Bursary, a brand-new fund established by We Make Moray (The Moray Place Partnership), was launched today (10 July 2018) to support local artists.

Published: 10 Jul 2018

The Saltire Society 2018 Literary Awards: 30th Anniversary of the First Book of the Year Award

Widely recognised as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards represent a long-standing commitment from the Saltire Society to celebrate and support Scottish literary achievement and are run with the support of Creative Scotland.

Published: 09 Jul 2018

Scotland's young creative stars awarded funding

Thirty-two young Scots have been awarded £5,550 to help pursue their creative ambitions through the Time to Shine Nurturing Talent Fund. 

Published: 06 Jul 2018

Blas Festival launches programme which showcases young talent in Year of Young People 2018

The programme for this year’s Blas Festival was launched on Wednesday 4 July and revealed an outstanding line up of musicians from Scotland and further afield as well as some exciting opportunities for budding young musicians and composers.

Published: 05 Jul 2018

54 projects across Scotland share £1.2m Open Project Funding

£1.2million of National Lottery Funding has been awarded through Open Project Funding to 54 recipients in May 2018, including individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries.

Published: 29 Jun 2018

Scottish Government publishes draft Culture Strategy

Creative Scotland welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s draft culture strategy which marks a significant step for cultural policy and support in Scotland.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

Prominent Scots linguist secures Scriever residency

Dr Michael Dempster has just been named as the successful Scots Scriever and will soon begin his two-year residency at the National Library of Scotland.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

New £600k fund launched to support Scottish film festivals

A new £600,000 Film Festivals Fund opens today, the latest in a series of new funds developed with increased investment in Scotland’s new Screen Unit from the Scottish Government.

Published: 27 Jun 2018