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Celtic Connections Online a Huge Success

With audiences from over 60 countries and over 27,000 tickets and passes sold, the first ever digital Celtic Connections has been a huge success.

Published: 03 Feb 2021

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients of New Writers Awards 2021

Scottish Book Trust today announces the 11 recipients of the New Writers Awards 2021, which provide a selection of talented writers who have not yet published a full-length book or collection with professional guidance to help them move towards publication, as well as financial support.

Published: 01 Feb 2021

Response to Scottish Government's draft budget 2021/22

Following the Scottish Government's draft budget announcement, we are pleased to say that Creative Scotland’s Grant in Aid budget for 2021/22 remains broadly stable at £60million.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

StAnza’s 2021 programme bursting with new voices and rising stars

The annual festival which this year takes place between 6-14th March as a hybrid, digital event from St Andrews, Fife, is as much about launching new talent as it is about bringing together some of the most well-known and best loved poets and artists from all around the world.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

Over £1.7m National Lottery and Scottish Government funds for creative projects and development

104 projects are sharing in over £1.7m of National Lottery and Scottish Government funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund awards.

Published: 27 Jan 2021

Converge launches its search for Scotland’s ‘Class of ’21’

Converge has launched its 2021 quest to find the country’s most dynamic and creative thinkers – individuals who are developing ideas with the potential to be transformed into sustainable businesses.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

National dance company raising attainment in primary schools

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) have released the official findings of their innovative four-year primary education programme focusing on interdisciplinary learning and closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

Further support for Scottish grassroots music venues

In response to the impact that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having on art and culture in Scotland, an additional £4m in emergency funding is available for the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund.

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Showcase Scotland 2021

Scottish musicians will be in the global spotlight this month when more than 100 leading music promoters, record label representatives and agents from across the world will gather virtually, for the 21st annual Showcase Scotland event at Celtic Connections.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Programme available for Youth Arts virtual festival UNCON 3.0

During the virtual UNCON on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2021, partners from across the youth arts sector will share reflections on the challenges of the past year and consider how children’s voices and aspirations can be heard in the recovery process.

Published: 19 Jan 2021