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New creative projects helping mental health and wellbeing

The positive role that art and creativity plays in enhancing our mental health and well-being is at the heart of activity taking place in communities across Scotland and backed by £800,000 of National Lottery and Scottish Government support in the latest round of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund awards.

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

Funding Guidance for the Scottish Government’s £8million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers through Creative Scotland has been published today.

Published: 22 Feb 2022

Further support for culture recovery

Culture and events sectors to benefit from £16 million. The government’s Omicron business support fund will help cultural organisations, events, museums and freelancers recover from the economic impact of coronavirus restrictions.

Published: 18 Feb 2022

The Webster Memorial Theatre is calling its local community to return in 2022

The Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath is calling on the community of Angus to return to their local theatre following the easing of restrictions. One of the oldest theatres in the region, the Webster was closed for 18 months since the start of lockdown in March 2020 and reopened in (...)

Published: 09 Feb 2022

Support for Scotland’s international festivals

Scotland’s major festivals are to benefit from a share of the Scottish Government’s £2m Festivals Expo Fund.

Published: 07 Feb 2022

Curtains close on Celtic Connection 2022

In-person performances at Europe’s premier winter music festival Celtic Connections came to a close on Sunday 6 February 2022 after almost three weeks of world-class concerts, exhibitions and screenings.

Published: 07 Feb 2022

New research into UK touring exhibitions published

New research, Going Places: Touring and shared exhibitions in the UK commissioned by Art Fund in partnership with Creative Scotland, has been published providing an overview of current practice and future potential for touring and sharing museum and gallery exhibitions and visual arts programmes within the UK.

Published: 02 Feb 2022

Ode to Stirling is centrepiece of city's culture bid submission celebrations

Lines from a collective poem by the people of Stirling celebrating their home city were projected onto the National Wallace Monument on Tuesday 1 February.

Published: 02 Feb 2022

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran celebrates Tiree’s stories, heritage, culture and Gaelic language

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran (Tiree: low land of song) is an island-wide creative project, taking place as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, which aims to celebrate and promote Tiree’s stories, heritage, culture and Gaelic language.

Published: 02 Feb 2022

Stephen Palmer Travel Bursary Fund now open for applications

Travel bursary fund for freelancers working in the visual arts in Scotland launched to honour Stephen Palmer, Visual Arts Officer at Creative Scotland.

Published: 31 Jan 2022