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FuturePlay Festival turns Screen Time into Play Time

Art and technology come together at the FuturePlay Festival (formerly the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival), which is returning 3-26 August 2017 with a focused programme of talks and activities exploring cutting-edge creative content and new ideas.

Published: 17 Jul 2017

Paisley makes UK City of Culture 2021 Shortlist

We are delighted that Paisley has been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021. The UK City of Culture title is designed to use culture as a catalyst for economic and social regeneration and raise the profile of arts and creativity locally and across the country.

Published: 14 Jul 2017

Celebrating World Fringe Day

Celebrations are taking place all over the world today to mark the first ever World Fringe Day, with fringes come together to celebrate 70 years of the movement and to pay tribute to Edinburgh as the birthplace of the fringe concept.

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Statement regarding Creative Scotland's Chair

It is with sadness and regret that we announce that our Chair, Richard Findlay CBE, will be stepping down this week owing to ill-health.

Published: 05 Jul 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival records boost in admissions for 70th Anniversary

Edinburgh International Film Festival is celebrating a successful 71st edition, which saw a sixth successive year of increased audience numbers.

Published: 03 Jul 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival award winners announced

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the Award Winners for this year’s 71st edition, as well as confirming the Best of the Fest films.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

£800,000 National Lottery support for cultural activity across Scotland 

45 Open Project Funding awards of between £1,336 and £73,942 were made in May 2017 to support creative activity across Scotland.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

Sacred Paws Win The Scottish Album of the Year Award

The 2017 winner of the most coveted music prize in Scotland announced as Sacred Paws with their debut Strike A Match.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

National Lottery gives 500 Scottish groups reason to celebrate

Over £3.8 million in National Lottery funds is today being shared by almost 500 groups across Scotland. The windfall means grassroots groups delivering everything from wheelchair football to after-school holiday clubs and drama workshops to hip-hop dance sessions now get the green light to go ahead.

Published: 26 Jun 2017

New report reveals increased levels of confidence in carbon reporting

Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries show increased levels of confidence in carbon reporting and embracing of environmental responsibilities, a new report published by Creative Carbon Scotland today reveals.

Published: 21 Jun 2017