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A tribute to Stephen Palmer

We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend and colleague Stephen Palmer. Over the last 15 years Stephen has made a significant contribution to the work of Creative Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council, with a particular focus on the development of the Visual Arts.

Published: 18 Jun 2021

Scottish Awards for New Music Shortlist Announced

New Music Scotland (NMS) has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music. Once again, NMS received an exceptional level of submissions which were adjudicated by a panel of key figures in the music world.

Published: 17 Jun 2021

Scottish Public Libraries host #StreamMyStory author events online

Today, Local Public Libraries across Scotland launch a new series of children’s digital events for the end of term and summer holidays, entitled #StreamMyStory, bringing together authors, illustrators, storytellers and libraries from across all 32 local authorities.  

Published: 17 Jun 2021

Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degree Films to launch summer 2021

Youth groups, schools, community organisations, activist groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and film-making experience will soon be invited to take part in a major Challenge to create 90 second short films in response to climate change.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2021

After moving online for 2020, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back for 2021 with an exciting programme showcasing the amazing music coming out of Scotland whilst welcoming audiences online and in person.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

HebCelt announces programme of live and digital shows

A range of top Scottish music artistes are to perform at this year’s ‘HebCelt Survival Sessions’, the hybrid live and digital event being staged by the Hebridean Celtic Festival Trust, 14th-17th July 2021.

Published: 10 Jun 2021

Get into Summer: Supporting children and young people’s wellbeing

Children and young people most impacted by Covid will be supported by £20 million to create opportunities to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.

Published: 10 Jun 2021

Further emergency funding for Culture Organisations and Performing Arts Venues

Today, Thursday 10 June 2021, Creative Scotland announces details of £25m additional emergency funds to help cultural organisations and venues address the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published: 09 Jun 2021

Scotland’s first hip hop and grime conference unveils full programme and opens call for artists to perform at live showcase

The full programme is unveiled today for HANG (Hip-Hop Aimed Networking with Grime), Scotland's first ever hip hop and grime conference presented by the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Published: 08 Jun 2021

One month until the unveiling of the new Fruitmarket and opening of a major new exhibition by Karla Black

Following a £4.3m redesign, expansion and refurbishment and a two year wait, Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket will reopen its doors on 7 July 2021.

Published: 08 Jun 2021