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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival programme announced

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is to return for its 15th year in May, exploring the theme of ‘Normality?’ with a wide-ranging programme of online and outdoor events by people all over Scotland – from Dumfries and Galloway to the Highlands.

Published: 13 Apr 2021

Edinburgh International Festival goes outdoors for 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, today announces a reimagined festival for 2021 which marks the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital.

Published: 13 Apr 2021

New community project will bring arts to remote communities in a horse box (or boat-shed)

A community organisation based in the north west of Scotland has been awarded £37,878 by Creative Scotland to deliver an innovative and wide-ranging community-focussed arts project to celebrate the landscapes and culture of Coigach and Assynt.

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Work underway on Linkshouse Orkney Arts Residency Project

Work is underway on the first phase of a major project to create an arts residency centre in Birsay, Orkney.

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Booker Prize winner joins call for Scotland’s stories

Booker Prize winner and Glasgow born author Douglas Stuart has joined forces with national charity Scottish Book Trust to encourage people of Scotland to submit their real-life stories. The ‘Your Stories’ campaign is open to everyone, regardless of writing experience.

Published: 07 Apr 2021

Scottish artists supported through Unlimited arts commissioning programme

Eight exceptional Scottish disabled artists and companies are among 34 across the UK receiving over £715,000 in funding from Unlimited to develop their work.

Published: 30 Mar 2021

‘Climate Beacons’ to bring together culture and green sectors for COP26

Applications are now open for partnerships made up of Scotland-based organisations across the cultural and environmental sectors to apply to take part in Climate Beacons for COP26.

Published: 29 Mar 2021

Arbroath 2020+1 programme revealed as Scotland’s first socially distanced summer festival celebrates heritage, community and world class arts

The programme for the rescheduled Arbroath Festival has been revealed as Scotland’s historic coastal town looks to the future using culture to connect communities.

Published: 29 Mar 2021

Arts & Business Scotland supports Scotland’s Culture & Business sectors in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

Arts & Business Scotland has announced the launch of a new funding strand that brings together the creativity of the culture sector (which comprises arts, heritage and creative organisations) with the business acumen of those in business and the public sector, to support all sectors in their recovery and renewal (...)

Published: 26 Mar 2021

Over £1.2m National Lottery and Scottish Government funds for creative projects and development

60 projects are sharing in over £1.2 million of National Lottery and Scottish Government funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund awards.

Published: 24 Mar 2021