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Scotland’s first ever grime and hip hop music conference set for Glasgow this July

A new event to inspire and empower members of Scotland's hip hop and grime communities launches this summer, helped by some of the most vital names in the scene.

Published: 20 May 2021

Statement from Iain Munro on Scottish Cabinet appointments

Following today’s announcement of the new Scottish Cabinet, on behalf of everyone at Creative Scotland I would like to welcome Angus Robertson MSP to the role of Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture.

Published: 19 May 2021

Glasgow Jazz Festival announces digital edition for 2021 and early bird tickets

Glasgow Jazz Festival has announced the first bill of artists who are set to perform as part of their three-day digital festival for 2021, taking place between Friday 18 and Sunday 20 June.

Published: 19 May 2021

POWER UP announces Scottish participants of Ground-Breaking Programme

Glasgow based grime and hip hop label/promoter, Sami Omar and DJ/producer TAAHLIAH are among 40 UK music creators and industry professionals to work with POWER UP to address anti-Black racism and racial disparities in the music sector.

Published: 18 May 2021

Edinburgh Tradfest enjoys virtual success

The first ever digital edition of Edinburgh Tradfest came to a crescendo on Monday 10th May with the rearranged Rebellious Truth lecture from Karine Polwart, with performances from Mike Vass and Mairearad Green and presented in partnership with the Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Published: 17 May 2021

Nurturing Talent Fund – bringing young people's creativity to life

This round of the Nurturing Talent Fund sees nearly 50 projects receiving over £40,000 of support.

Published: 17 May 2021

Art is Back! Edinburgh Art Festival returns 29 July to 29 August 2021

Following the cancellation of the 2020 festival and an exceptionally challenging period for the creative sector, we are delighted to confirm that Edinburgh Art Festival will return from 29 July to 29 August this year.

Published: 14 May 2021

BBC Culture in Quarantine Commissions

Two artists from Scotland are among twelve D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists from across the UK to have been commissioned to produce new film and audio works for BBC platforms this summer.

Published: 13 May 2021

Orcadian creative sought for Scots Scriever role

Applications are now open for the Orkney Scriever residency hosted by the National Library of Scotland.

Published: 05 May 2021

Edinburgh Tradfest goes online for 2021

Edinburgh Tradfest is set to return this year with an exciting online programme running from 30 April -10 May 2021, thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland’s open funding programme and the William Grant Foundation.

Published: 30 Apr 2021