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Sufi Festival 2019: 'Promoting harmony and cohesion within the community'

This July, the first Sufi Festival comes to Glasgow. A day-long festival spread across the Tramway and the Hidden Gardens, with accompanying events across the surrounding areas of Pollokshields and Govanhill, the Sufi Festival will open a door into the art and culture of Sufism.

Alexia Holt on Cove Park's Scotland + Venice journey - from Argyll to the Biennale and back again

Cove Park's Associate Director, Alexia Holt, talks to us about working with Charlotte Prodger, this year's Scotland + Venice commission, and why it's important for the work to tour in the Highlands and Islands.

Shemaa Abdullah: Art has made me brave

After taking in part in a CashBack for Creativity programme, Sheema Abdullah went on to pursue her vision for a youth group which would be a safe space for young refugees.

Reflecting on Create Syria ahead of Refugee Festival Scotland

Creative Scotland is developing its work for, by and with refugees and migrants in Scotland. Earlier this year, in partnership with British Council, a delegation from Scottish Refugee Council, Counterpoints Arts and CCA were invited on a see and learn visit to Create Syria in Beirut.

Get to know... NEoN

Find out more about NEoN - a digital arts festival, taking place in Dundee every November. NEoN is one of Creative Scotland's Regularly Funded Organisations for 2018-21.

What to look out for at Look Again 2019

We've picked just a handful of commissions to keep an eye out for, as Look Again Festival 2019 festival unfolds.

Pier Arts at 40: 'A part of the cultural make-up of our islands'

In 2019, the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney turns 40. We caught up with Director Neil Firth to hear more about the centre’s past, the impact is has on the local community and what the future looks like.

Joining forces: Spring Fling x Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

This year, the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival (DGAF) and Spring Fling Open Studios festival have teamed up to offer an arts and cultural extravaganza with 200 high-quality events, activities and performances all across the the region in May and early June (2019).

Crypto-Knitting Circles: Combining feminist thinking and community economies

Crypto-Knitting Circles is a collaboration between artist Ailie Rutherford and designer Bettina Nissen with Swap Market in Govanhill and Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow to develop the idea of a feminist cryptocurrency.

Cultivate: Look Again's Creative Industries development programme in North East Scotland

Find out more about Cultivate: a project which sought to develop and support the Creative Industries community in the North East of Scotland.