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Get to know: Magnetic North

Magnetic North is an award-winning and much-loved theatre company based in Edinburgh.

19 September 2018

Last Night From Glasgow: The independent record label championing artists

Last Night From Glasgow is a not-for-profit independent record label based in Glasgow. Ian Smith founded the label in 2016, to support artists who says he felt were "being forced down costly commercial routes", when it came to making records.

18 September 2018

How Creative Traineeships are helping young people to 'get a foot in the door'

In February 2018, we announced nine year-long full time traineeships for young people aged between 16-24, which were developed to help young people progress a career in the arts, screen and creative industries. We caught up with a handful of trainees to find out how they're getting on.

17 September 2018

Ragadawn: The sunrise performance on Skye worth waking up early for

On Saturday 25 August, over 100 people rose before dawn on Skye, to watch Ragadawn: a performance from the internationally-renowned Norwegian artist, writer and performer, Caroline Bergvall.

5 September 2018

Interactive tool from Dundee collective helps young people discuss mental health

Can video games help young people talk about mental health? Dundee-based video game designers Biome Collective think so, with a new interactive tool that aims to do just that.

4 September 2018

Barrowland Ballet on their trio of tiger tales

Barrowland Ballet - one of Scotland's most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies - is touring this autumn with not one, not two, but three very special tiger-themed shows: Tiger, Tiger Tale and Playful Tiger.

3 September 2018

Discovering creative career paths through CashBack

In the latest in our series of features exploring the positive impact of the CashBack for Creativity programme, we see how one teenager got the chance to kickstart a creative career.

30 August 2018

Six events we can't wait to see at UNCON 2.0

Are you ready for UNCON 2.0? This free, all-day youth arts event is for young people by young people. It’s been created by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG). The main aim of the event is to showcase and celebrate some of the amazing young talent that Scotland has to offer.

30 August 2018

Carla J. Easton on Impossible Stuff – ‘I think this is the first record where I haven't censored myself’

We caught up with Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Carla J. Easton to find out about the process of making her new record, and her varied musical career so far.

30 August 2018

Minerva Scientifica: Electric Voice Theatre bring together science, music and theatre

Minerva Scientifica is an enthralling, engaging multi-arts project from Electric Voice Theatre, which sets out to look at the links that exist between women scientists in history and the present day.

29 August 2018

At Tanzmesse 2018, Dance from Scotland went global

Paul Burns, Interim Head of Dance at Creative Scotland, reflects on Tanzmesse 2018: the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance.

7 September 2018

Culture Republic on preparing for GDPR

In this guest piece, Culture Republic summarise what you need to know and do in response to 2018’s data protection rule changes.

20 December 2017

National Lottery funding - letter from Creative Scotland's Chair

Ben Thomson, the Chair of Creative Scotland, has written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding concerns about declining revenue from the National Lottery.

9 November 2017

Creativity for everyone - supporting cultural access and engagement

Our Director of Strategy, Philip Deverell, takes a look at Creative Scotland's approach to supporting cultural access and engagement amongst people from Scotland’s more deprived communities.

17 October 2017

Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland's bid

After making the official shortlist, Jean Cameron, project director for Paisley 2021, explains how Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland’s bid.

31 July 2017

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...

13 June 2017

Alan Morrison: Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape 2017

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, reflects on two busy days of Scottish Showcases at The Great Escape in Brighton...

20 May 2017

Craft Scotland becomes a Scottish Living Wage employer

In this guest post, Craft Scotland explores the wide-reaching benefits of the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation.

4 May 2017

Surveying Scotland's Games Industry - The Next Level

Morgan Petrie, Creative Industries Manager, provides an update on our efforts to better understand Scotland’s Games Industry, and reports on future plans to take this work to the next level.

2 March 2017

Getting creative with care

Creative Learning Officer Sarah McAdam takes a look at some of the creative initiatives aimed at helping young people in care.

28 February 2017