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Cultivate: Look Again's Creative Industries development programme in North East Scotland

Find out more about Cultivate: a project which sought to develop and support the Creative Industries community in the North East of Scotland.

10 April 2019

Inside Roger Palmer's REFUGIO – after Selkirk after Crusoe

300 years on from the publication of Robinson Crusoe, a new exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries by Roger Palmer explores the connections between Daniel Defoe's fiction and Alexander Selkirk's truth.

3 April 2019

Dundee art project helps Lillian regain her confidence after MS diagnosis

A Dundee woman living with multiple sclerosis has told of how she has regained her confidence, created her own art works and even travelled to London thanks to a local arts project.

29 March 2019

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival at 40: Four decades of quality programming

With Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival celebrating its 40th year, we find out more about the festival's history and this year's programme.

22 March 2019

'Somewhere to gather, create and celebrate' - the important work of Highland promoters

We catch up with Jo McLean, Chief Executive of the Touring Network, to find out more about their film, If We Didn't Have All That, which helps document the importance of volunteer promoters.

18 March 2019

The events putting traditional Scottish music on an international stage

We take a look at the Scottish trad year, from Showcase Scotland to The Visit and WOMEX.

11 March 2019

Events celebrating International Women's Day 2019

We've rounded-up five cultural events in Scotland celebrating International Women's Day 2019.

8 March 2019

Wallflower: The 12-hour marathon of dance and memory coming to Findhorn

Award-winning theatre and performance company Quarantine are bringing their first 12-hour performance of Wallflower to Universal Hall in Findhorn. We caught up with Quarantine’s Richard Gregory to find out more.

4 March 2019

Will Anderson on Plaything: V&A Dundee's digital commission

We speak to Will Anderson about Plaything: a new digital design commission.

4 March 2019

Rendition - immersive new work explores vulnerability and power through visual theatre

We speak to artistic director Freda O'Byrne about Rendition, a radical new visual theatre piece exploring human rights violations in the aftermath of 9/11.

28 February 2019

Hold ideas tight but hold methods loose: Cross-Discipline Collaboration

Theatre maker and creative learning events blogger Martin O'Connor reflects on a lively event, exploring the value of collaborating across arts and social, community and justice sectors.

1 April 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

Power in culture and the arts part one: Playwright Martin O'Connor reflects on writer Chrissie Tiller's teachings

In November, our Creative Learning team hosted a professional development event in Perth, with renowned writer, thinker, teacher and advisor Chrissie Tiller. The day was all about power. Power in the arts, power in culture, and the way that power operates in the world. In this guest blog, playwright Martin O’Connor reflects on what Tiller shared at the event, and what participants were left to take away.

28 November 2018

Reflecting on IETM: the international network for contemporary performing arts

Vanessa Boyd, Interdisciplinary Performance Officer and Emili Astrom, Dance Officer at Creative Scotland, reflect on the IETM Plenary Meeting, held in Munich 1-4 November 2018.

15 November 2018

Transposition take two: Scotland and Denmark's cultural exchange for young people

In October 2018, eight members of Scotland’s National Youth Arts Advisory Group participated in the second half of their cultural exchange, called Transposition, with the Taenketank for Ungekultur (TUK) from Denmark. Here's what happened.

13 November 2018