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A one-woman army – the solo performance of Antigone, Interrupted

Produced in association with Perth Theatre, Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer, the classic story being that of Greek tragedy Antigone. Joan Cleville, Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, talks to us about the ambitious endeavour.

17 January 2020

Remembering Alasdair Gray

Mairi Kidd, Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland, reflects on the life and work of Alasdair Gray.

14 January 2020

Our guide to Celtic Connections 2020

From 16 January – 2 February, Celtic Connections brightens the winter months with a creative and collaborative programme of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and free events in Glasgow.

9 January 2020

Meet the multi-disciplinary artist behind We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission

Sweætshops® is a multidisciplinary artist based in Aberdeen, and is winner of the BUZZCUT Emergent Artist Award. Learn more about their project, We Eagerly Await Your Complete Submission, which was a recent recipient of Open Project Funding.

27 November 2019

Surge: Breaking down barriers through street arts and physical theatre

Surge runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. We speak to Melanie Jordan, Physical Theatre Practitioner at Surge, on the importance of street theatre and their recent trip to Chongqing in China.

26 November 2019

Photo series: Scottish Sculpture Workshop turns 40

View the photos from our visit to the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden, Huntly, for their 40th birthday celebrations.

8 November 2019

Catching up with the Touring Network

We had the pleasure of catching up with Jo McLean, Chief Executive Officer of the Touring Network, to talk about the journey the organisation has been on since we last spoke, as well as the future of the organisation.

6 November 2019

Ten great films funded through The National Lottery

National Lottery players make a massive contribution to UK films and film culture each year. To celebrate its 25th birthday, we're looking back over just ten 10 of the many great films that have received funding.

23 October 2019

Dovecot's curators on tapestry legend Archie Brennan: 'A brilliant undiscovered pop artist'

We speak to Kate Grenyer, Exhibitions Curator at Dovecot about the enduring appeal of Archie Brennan.

21 October 2019

Thinking about status and value: a visit to Children’s Books Ireland and a Scottish children’s literature opportunity

Our Head of Literature, Mairi Kidd, reflects on a visit to Children's Books International.

16 October 2019

Dreaming Big Dreams: Children’s Literature in Scotland

Mairi Kidd is Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland. Here she talks about the landscape of children's literature in Scotland.

10 January 2020

How the SoundPlay Dome encourages exploration and experimentation through music

With support from Creative Scotland’s See Learn Share Fund, Ellie Turner shares her experience of learning more about the Soundplay Dome. Ellie is a designer of interactive materials and objects.

23 July 2019

Playing politics in Scotland: The potential of theatre to involve people in the decisions that affect their lives

How can theatre empower people to have their say? With the help of Creative Scotland’s See Learn Share Fund, Active Inquiry’s Artistic Director Gavin Crichton explores how participatory theatre can enable people to have a deeper say in the decisions that affect their lives.

18 July 2019

Digital technology and dance: Does motion capture offer an alternative to film?

With support from the See Learn Share fund, Julia McGhee and Fraser MacDonald have begun a new collaboration together and carried out the background work for a six month proof of concept project called Perception Experiments, which aims to use motion capture technology to map the movement qualities of young people who have learning and physical disabilities.

5 July 2019

Helping regularly funded organisations tackle climate change

From double glazing and thermal curtains to smarter travel and forming Green Teams, this guest post by Creative Carbon Scotland explores some of the ways in which the 121 organisations in our Regular Funding Network 2018-21 are working to reduce their carbon footprints.

31 January 2019

Martin O'Connor: Change anything that makes it better to play

Theatre maker and participatory artist Martin O'Connor reflects on ideas of risk and play inspired by the latest Creative Learning event from Creative Scotland. Tassos Stevens from Coney invites to play a series of games that asks us to question our own sense of playfulness, participation and rule-making.

28 January 2019

Imaginate's Paul Fitzpatrick: How IPAY put the spotlight on Scotland's work for young audiences

Imaginate's Chief Executive Paul Fitzpatrick reflects on the power of the Scottish presence at IPAY 2019 - the International Performing Arts for Youth showcase event in Philadelphia.

25 January 2019

Help us investigate radical approaches to childcare for creatives

We're inviting representatives from the arts and creative industries in Scotland to join us on a fully-funded research trip to Birmingham in April 2019 to explore innovative solutions to flexible childcare.

18 January 2019

Power in culture and the arts part two: Martin O’Connor reflects on new approaches in shifting the power balances

In November, our Creative Learning team hosted a professional development event in Perth, with Henrietta Imoreh and Liz Moreton from Battersea Arts Centre, who discussed how shifting power could have a profound effect on participants and organisations. Martin O'Connor reflects on the event.

7 January 2019

Who knows what's going to happen? Martin O'Connor learns how to take a risk in participatory arts

Writer and theatre maker Martin O’Connor reflects on ideas of risk and play inspired by the December’s Creative Learning event from Creative Scotland.

7 January 2019