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.

Diverse critics

Top left - Katie Driscoll wears sunglasses next to a boat, Bottom left - Julie Farrell wears a colourful scarf in front of a blue sky, Top right - Samar Ziadat wears a red tshirt in a circle of people, Bottom right - Emily Rueggeberg wears a denim jacket and stands in front of a wooden wall

The Diverse Critics scheme is a new programme delivered in partnership between Creative Scotland, The Skinny and Disability Arts Online. Following an open call for applications, four aspiring Scotland-based disabled arts writers and journalists, Julie Farrell, Samar Ziadat, Emily Rueggeberg and Katie Driscoll, were selected to receive a bursary, mentoring, training and publishing opportunities.

Read this piece on It's a Sin from Katie Driscoll in the Independent

Protests and Suffragettes

Protests & Suffragettes is a creative project led by a team of artists, activists, and local historians working to recover and re-voice the histories of women activists in Glasgow. Following their participation in Crowdfund Creative Scotland, after reaching their match funding goal, Protests and Suffragettes went on to raise £20,000 through their Crowdfunder campaign!

Follow the project on Facebook

Metaphrog's Bluebeard

Supported through the Open Fund, award-winning duo, Metaphrog, transformed the classic folktale into a feminist fairy tale, taking the form of a graphic novel about the blossoming of a young child to womanhood striving for independence.

Find out more and order on Metaphrog's website

Hen Hoose

Hen Hoose is an all female and non-binary songwriting collective, founded by Tamara Schlesinger and supported through the Open Fund.

Visit the Hen Hoose website to learn more, and like the Hen Hoose Facebook page for updates.

Bones + Stars

Lucie Treacher's Bones + Stars is a beautiful virtual storytelling website that tells the stories of incredible women scientists Mary Anning and Williamina Fleming.

Visit the Bones + Stars website

This article was published on 05 Mar 2021