Features

A star event on Lewis: The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival

On Friday 8 February, The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival begins on the Isle of Lewis. Running until Thursday 21 February, many events take place at An Lanntair, with everything from stargazing, talks and workshops by leading scientists, to film screenings, live music, theatre, family events, and much more happening over (...)

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

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.

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.

Had National Lottery funding? Join us in saying Thank You!

If you've received National Lottery funding for your project, join us in December 2018 to say #ThanksToYou, and help raise awareness of the value of creativity to the people of Scotland.

Deveron Projects - taking big ideas for a long walk

We caught up with Deveron Projects director Claudia Zeiske about their recent Slow Marathon - an annual event which expands upon a theme from their curated programme and literally "takes it for a walk", alongside talks, films, food and discussion.

Get to know: Creative Dundee

Find out more about Creative Dundee: a new Regularly Funded Organisation for 2018-21.

Improving access to our funding information

This week, we made some changes to the funding information on the website in an effort to make it clearer and easier to understand, along with British Sign Language (BSL) videos of the same information. Our Inclusive Communications Intern, Claire Clark, explains more.

Loud and Clear: The event letting disabled people's music be heard

In February, Loud and Clear - an event to celebrate and promote disabled persons music - was held in the Scottish Parliament. We caught up with organiser David Nicolson to find out more about the event and its aims.

There's something about Forres: Exploring this Creative Place

In the west of the Moray Speyside region, perched on the Bay of Findhorn, lies Forres: an area is know for its natural beauty, as well as an abundance of creative activity and cultural events. In 2015, this was recognised when Forres won a Creative Place Award.

Tuning in to the Epic Awards

We take a look at Scotland's 2017 Epic Awards winner, the RE-Tune Project, which offers people with mental health difficulties the chance to make, and then play, their own stringed instrument.