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Pupils from Hillhead primary in Glasgow’s West End perform at Scottish Parliament as part of a celebration of the arts in Scotland

12 young pupils from Hillhead Primary, current title holders of Slam Masters of the Scottish Youth Poetry Slam, were the opening performance at a special parliamentary reception by Creative Scotland to celebrate the arts at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 February.

Published: 28 Feb 2024

Cultural Bridge announces funding for 20 new UK-Germany arts partnerships

Cultural Bridge has announced its third annual programme of 20 new partnerships for 2024-2025 between United Kingdom and Germany-based organisations, who have been awarded a total of £310,000 to develop creative and cultural projects exploring issues faced by communities across both countries.

Published: 28 Feb 2024

Multi-Year Funding Programme - Outcome from Stage One of the application process

285 organisations will progress to Stage Two of the Multi-Year Funding application process, representing an annual ask of £87.4m.

Published: 27 Feb 2024

Powerful new stories: National Lottery funds awarded to compelling cultural projects across Scotland

The latest round of recipients of The National Lottery’s Open Fund have been announced by Creative Scotland and include several projects which tell powerful and affecting stories.

Published: 26 Feb 2024

Scotland at SXSW Showcase line-up announced

Scotland’s Music Convention, Wide Days is set to return to the USA’s leading music industry conference South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, hosting an official showcase of Scottish talent, supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Published: 21 Feb 2024

Creative Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Nicolson as its new Head of Visual Arts

Following an extensive recruitment process, Emma Nicolson takes up the role of Head of Visual Arts after Amanda Catto’s retirement in December.

Published: 21 Feb 2024

Indielab Games launches its UK-wide Accelerator Programme 2024

Indielab Games announces the launch of its next UK-wide programme, the Indielab Games UK Accelerator 2024, and will be welcoming applications from ambitious studios from across the UK.

Published: 20 Feb 2024

Scotland Confirmed As Spotlight Country At Future Echoes

Scotland is set to be the spotlight country at Swedish music convention, Future Echoes, with six acts showcasing at the international event which takes place in Norrköping from 21 to 23 March.

Published: 15 Feb 2024

Curtain closes on Celtic Connections 2024

World-renowned folk, roots and world music festival Celtic Connections drew to a triumphant close in Glasgow last night after 18 days of spectacular sold-out concerts, innovative musical sessions and star-studded collaborations.

Published: 05 Feb 2024

Aberdeen Jazz Festival Returns for 2024

Aberdeen Jazz Festival returns for 2024, bursting with exciting and dynamic acts. Building on the huge success of previous years, and with support of The National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Aberdeen City Council, the festival promises 10 days packed with engaging and energetic live events across the city.

Published: 05 Feb 2024