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Showcasing Scotland

Creative Scotland supports a wide range of activity that showcase Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries at home and across the rest of the world. Take a look at some examples of recently supported events, projects and artists that have helped to showcase Scotland:

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...

Artists from Scotland making waves at major international events

Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world. We take a look at artists from Scotland who are presenting work at major international events and other venues this summer.

The Great Escape

At The Great Escape Festival 2017 (18-20 May) Creative Scotland will support eight top Scottish acts to perform at two Showcasing Scotland concerts.

Scotland’s Musicians Connected to the World

As Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections welcomes music delegates from across Scotland, the UK, Europe and the world, plans are afoot for folk festivals in France and Germany to include a major Scottish presence in 2017.

Scottish showcase heads to Cambridge Folk Festival

Once again we're working in partnership with Cambridge Folk Festival to deliver a showcase of excellent Scottish artists. From headliners to the biggest emerging Scottish folk artists across a range of music stages, the showcase provides development opportunities as well as a national performance platform.

Rachel Maclean selected to represent Scotland at Venice Biennale 2017

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Rachel Maclean has been selected to represent Scotland at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017.

Showcasing Scotland line-up at The Great Escape 2016

Scottish acts will take to the stage at two showcasing concerts presented by Creative Scotland at Europe’s leading festival for new music.

The Visit – Showcase Scotland Expo

A week-long series of events to promote the international development of Scottish songwriters, bands and musicians will take place throughout Glasgow and Stirling from Sunday 24 April – Thursday 28 April.

British Dance Edition 2016 to Showcase UK Dance Sector

For the first time the prestigious event in the international dance calendar comes to Wales between 15 and 18 March, with six Scottish companies to present work.

Taking the Shipyards to Sundance

We speak to Glasgow based Director Callum Rice, whose debut short film Mining Poems or Odes has been selected to screen at Sundance Film Festival 2016 and nominated for Best Short Film at the BAFTAs.

Scotland + Venice

Scotland + Venice provides artists based in Scotland with a valuable platform to showcase their work on the international stage at one of the world’s most prestigious visual arts festivals, the Venice Biennale.