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Spotlight on Nevis Ensemble's Young Carer's project

For this month’s spotlight Nevis Ensemble Chief Executive, Jamie Munn writes about their recent Young Carer’s project which will tie in with Carer’s Week (7-13 June).

3 June 2021

Spotlight on hip hop artist Jackill

Aberdeenshire YMI have been working with local hip hop artist Jackill for 3 years to deliver a hip hop project to primary schools and two groups of young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream secondary education in the north of Aberdeenshire. Jackill writes here about why he believes hip hop is such an important tool for learning.

17 May 2021

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland

We spoke to Robbie and Claire from Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland about the network and why it's such an important community to become a part of.

13 May 2021

Scotland's jazz

30 April is UNESCO International Jazz Day. This year, 20 of Scotland’s finest jazz artists will celebrate the occasion at jazzahead!, the industry’s leading international tradefair event.

26 April 2021

Northwords Now

The newly launched website of the literary publication Northwords Now allows access to read (and now hear) prose and poetry in English, Scots and Gaelic and to writing that reflects lives and experiences in the North of Scotland.

21 April 2021

Meeting Points - a collaboration with The Work Room and Tanzbüro München

We speak to dance artists and Work Room members Rob Heaslip and Tamsyn Russell about their experience of the Meeting Points project in collaboration with Tanzbüro München.

25 March 2021

Spotlight on Tinderbox PlayAway Games Festival

For this month’s spotlight Tinderbox Collective Project Manager, Musical Director and freelance Games Composer Luci Holland writes about Scotland’s games music industry.

11 March 2021

International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, we give a shout out to some of the incredible women and women-centred activities we've supported over the past year.

5 March 2021

Behind the scenes of songwriting collective Hen Hoose

Hen Hoose is an all female and non-binary songwriting collective, founded by Tamara Schlesinger and supported through the Open Fund. We spoke to Tamara and two Hen Hoose Writers, Amandah Wilkinson and Suse Bear, to find out more about how the collective got started and what's next.

28 January 2021

Celtic Connections 2021

In light of the current situation across the world, the Celtic Connections team have put together a digital-first festival for 2021 - and they're here to tell you all about it!

16 December 2020

An end of year message from our CEO, Iain Munro

As the year draws to a close, read this message from our CEO, Iain Munro.

15 December 2020

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Iain Munro writes on the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and Creative Scotland’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

16 June 2020

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