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Dovecot's curators on tapestry legend Archie Brennan: 'A brilliant undiscovered pop artist'

We speak to Kate Grenyer, Exhibitions Curator at Dovecot about the enduring appeal of Archie Brennan.

21 October 2019

Thinking about status and value: a visit to Children’s Books Ireland and a Scottish children’s literature opportunity

Our Head of Literature, Mairi Kidd, reflects on a visit to Children's Books International.

16 October 2019

Young Researchers inform change for care experienced young people in Scotland

As part of our support for Care Experienced Week 2019, we highlight the work that Articulate Hub does with care experienced young people through their Young Researchers and various arts and culture programmes.

16 October 2019

It’s not like the movies: CashBack For Creativity film explores true impact of motorcycle crime

We find out more about Mummy’s Boy: a short film produced by young people aged 13-15 from North Edinburgh exploring motorcycle as part of a CashBack for Creativity project.

15 October 2019

Create a Puppet, Create Yourself

The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow has been working on an Erasmus+ project called Create a Puppet, Create Yourself. We spoke to Angela Smith, Learning Projects Manager, on the transformative nature of puppets, and the journey of the project.

9 October 2019

The evolution of Glasgow Americana

We speak to Kevin Morris, founder of Glasgow Americana, on the eclectic and diverse nature of the festival, and future ambitions for how it will evolve.

4 October 2019

Bloody Scotland 2019

Authors and board members of Bloody Scotland 2019, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, tell us what they are most looking forward to about this year's events.

18 September 2019

From Enterprise Music Scotland to Chamber Music Scotland: A rebrand with creativity at its heart

Enterprise Music Scotland is the organisation dedicated to developing and connecting the chamber music sector in Scotland. They’ve been around for 27 years with a clear mission: to champion the quality and diversity of the genre. Now, though that mission remains unchanged, it’s time for a wee rebrand to Chamber Music Scotland.

13 September 2019

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

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

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