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When publishers meet producers: Connecting Scottish literature and screen

Synchronicity Films' Claire Mundell, Canongate's Francis Bickmore and Creative Scotland's Alan Bett explore the key takeaways from our event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, connecting professionals working in literature and film and TV.

21 August 2019

Hi, My Name is Ben: The new musical's journey from New York to Dundee (and back again)

Following the news that Hi, My Name is Ben has been selected for the Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York, we caught up with Noisemaker's Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie, as well as Dundee Rep's Andrew Panton, about the process of creating this new transatlantic musical.

7 August 2019

Red Note Ensemble: Ten years of the international, virtuoso ensemble with a social mission

Known for performing and developing an extensive programme of new music, Red Note Ensemble has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. We caught up with Artistic Director and Chief Executive John Harris to find out more about the Ensemble's origins, aims and what's coming up in the future.

18 July 2019

Sufi Festival 2019: 'Promoting harmony and cohesion within the community'

This July, the first Sufi Festival comes to Glasgow. A day-long festival spread across the Tramway and the Hidden Gardens, with accompanying events across the surrounding areas of Pollokshields and Govanhill, the Sufi Festival will open a door into the art and culture of Sufism.

5 July 2019

HebCelt 2019: Showcasing heritage through music

HebCelt returns in July 2019 for its 24th edition. With around 50 acts showcasing the importance of Gaelic and Trad music, we caught up with organisers to find out more.

3 July 2019

Alexia Holt on Cove Park's Scotland + Venice journey - from Argyll to the Biennale and back again

Cove Park's Associate Director, Alexia Holt, talks to us about working with Charlotte Prodger, this year's Scotland + Venice commission, and why it's important for the work to tour in the Highlands and Islands.

27 June 2019

Shemaa Abdullah: Art has made me brave

After taking in part in a CashBack for Creativity programme, Sheema Abdullah went on to pursue her vision for a youth group which would be a safe space for young refugees.

24 June 2019

Ten must-see events at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

With more than 170 gigs taking place from 12 - 21 July, choosing just ten events from this year's Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival programme was never going to be an easy feat. We knuckled down though, and *somehow* we've picked some must-sees.

18 June 2019

Reflecting on Create Syria ahead of Refugee Festival Scotland

Creative Scotland is developing its work for, by and with refugees and migrants in Scotland. Earlier this year, in partnership with British Council, a delegation from Scottish Refugee Council, Counterpoints Arts and CCA were invited on a see and learn visit to Create Syria in Beirut.

10 June 2019

CYMERA - Scotland's festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror - kicks off in Edinburgh

Settle in for a big event, genre fans: the inaugural Cymera Festival of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing is taking place from 7-9 June 2019 in Edinburgh.

5 June 2019

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

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

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