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Stepping in to 2019 at Aberdeen Music Hall

On Saturday 15 December, the Opening Concert will be staged at Aberdeen’s historic and much-loved Music Hall. Now that the paint is dry on the newly re-opened venue, there's one big question left to ask: what's coming up in 2019?

14 December 2018

Kirsty Logan on her time as a Gavin Wallace Fellow at ASLS

Kirsty Logan talks about her experience as the inaugural Dr. Gavin Wallace Fellow at the ASLS. Summerhall will host the Fellowship in 2019.

13 December 2018

CashBack for Creativity: How rap music helped Sam Cameron's rehabilitation following a brain injury

In April 2016, Sam Cameron was involved in a serious road accident. Sam sustained a serious brain injury, and was in a coma for two months. During his rehabilitation, Sam had to learn to walk and talk again. Now, he's recording his own rap music through Quarriers' Oh Yellow project.

13 December 2018

Creative Christmas: Where to buy festive art and craft gifts in Scotland this season

If you’re wanting to avoid crowded department stores this Christmas, why not buy artwork, crafts and other special items? Not only will the gifts be all the more special, it’s a great way to support independent artists, makers, crafters and arts spaces.

6 December 2018

What it's like to work as part of the NYAAG

Hannah Poyner from Inverness talks to us about her experience of being a member of NYAAG - the National Youth Arts Advisory Group.

3 December 2018

Behind The Scenes: Anna and the Apocalypse

Come with us to Rudolph's Christmas Tree Emporium where we go behind the scenes of "Scottish Christmas zombie musical teen comedy" Anna and the Apocalypse with producer Naysun Alae-Carew...

29 November 2018

Alison Smith on Deaf and Disabled aesthetics in film

On Wednesday 5 December, CCA will host an event as part of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF). This live discussion will focus on Deaf & Disabled Aesthetics in Film. We spoke to SQIFF's Access & Engagement Coordinator, Alison Smith, to find out more.

27 November 2018

Lost in Translation: An afternoon discussing the art and the business of publishing translated fiction

Translated fiction opens a window onto cultures and creative techniques from across the globe, often hidden from English-speaking readers behind any number of languages.

6 November 2018

Young people take positive steps forward through CashBack

As we publish the latest 2017-18 Annual Report for the CashBack for Creativity programme, we look at the impact it’s having on young people across the country..

31 October 2018

What to see at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2018

'Stories are like gardens - they bring people together and grow, but they also need nurture and care.' This sentiment is behind the Growing Stories theme for the 30th edition of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

17 October 2018

Power in culture and the arts: 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

5 Top Tips for Creative Carbon Management

To help mark Climate Week Scotland we asked Creative Carbon Scotland to share a few top tips for cultural organisations wanting to reduce their environmental impact.

1 October 2018

Paul Burns: 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