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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

A Guide to What's On This Winter

Though an unusual festive season is upon us, brighten your winter with this round up of things to do, see, listen to and buy from across Scotland.

15 December 2020

Spotlight on Youth Music and their Incubator Fund

Every month, we feature an organisation or project that the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) supports, and that works with one of their priority groups of young people. This month we hear all about Youth Music and their Incubator Fund.

7 December 2020

Spotlight on Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award

This month we hear from Simon Thoumire, Organiser and Founder of Hands Up For Trad, on MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards’ Music Tutor of the Year Award, sponsored by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

2 November 2020

Magnus Turpie Development Project Launches

Watch the project launch video of musician and recipient of Create:Inclusion funding Magnus Turpie, as well as a short interview on the past, present and future of his work.

2 November 2020

Ormaig Landart with Gabi Stuckemeier

We talk to artist Gabi Stuckemeier about Ormaig Landart Project, a large-scale outdoor work that acts as a response through time to the ancient rock art site nearby.

9 October 2020

Spotlight on Heavy Sound

In this month's Youth Music Initiative spotlight, we hear from Heavy Sound, an Edinburgh and Lothians based social enterprise specialising in music making, hip hop and creative arts services.

6 October 2020

From Inverleith House to Climate House

Emma Nicolson, Head of Creative Programmes at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, talks about Climate House and the new strategy, By Leaves We Survive.

18 September 2020

Author Helen Sedgwick on her writing career and the Open Fund

Video: Through support from the Open Fund, author Helen Sedgwick embarks on a new literary challenge, drawing inspiration from her physics background.

15 September 2020

Safeguarding Online Practices: Indepen-dance

Part three of our series on safeguarding online practices focuses on Indepen-dance. Indepen-dance is an award winning inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfil their potential through dance.

27 August 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