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Scottish Government publishes draft Culture Strategy

Creative Scotland welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s draft culture strategy which marks a significant step for cultural policy and support in Scotland.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

Prominent Scots linguist secures Scriever residency

Dr Michael Dempster has just been named as the successful Scots Scriever and will soon begin his two-year residency at the National Library of Scotland.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

New £600k fund launched to support Scottish film festivals

A new £600,000 Film Festivals Fund opens today, the latest in a series of new funds developed with increased investment in Scotland’s new Screen Unit from the Scottish Government.

Published: 27 Jun 2018

Eight short films from SFTN filmmakers to screen at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Showcasing exceptional new and emerging talent from Scotland, eight short films will screen in the Shorts Strands of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Published: 22 Jun 2018

Glasgow Jazz Festival opens in style

Glasgow’s longest running music festival, the Glasgow Jazz Festival, has opened in style in venues across the city with big names including Mr Jukes and Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique kicking off proceedings in the Old Fruitmarket and St Luke’s venues.

Published: 21 Jun 2018

Creative Scotland appoints Isabel Davis as Executive Director for Scotland’s Screen Unit

Creative Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Isabel Davis as Executive Director, to lead the delivery of Scotland’s new Screen Unit. Isabel will take up her post in September.

Published: 19 Jun 2018

Composer Matthew Whiteside curates new gig series, The Night With...

Once a month from August to November, you can spend a different kind of night down the pub with music by some of our finest new-generation composers, performed by top instrumentalists and singers, all brought to you by composer, Matthew Whiteside.

Published: 18 Jun 2018

£50k Creative EDGE award for device that helps kids become coders

A Glasgow-based start-up business has won £50,000 and a business support package as part of Scottish EDGE - Scotland’s leading business competition for innovative, high growth potential entrepreneurial talent, supported by Creative Scotland.

Published: 15 Jun 2018

Creative Scotland response to Holyrood's Culture Committee

Robert Wilson, Chair of Creative Scotland, has responded to the Scottish Parliament's Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee's letter of 14 June 2018.

Published: 15 Jun 2018

Findhorn Bay Festival announces third spectacular showcase of arts and cultural events

From Wednesday 26 September - Monday 1 October, Moray will come alive with a spectacular showcase of arts and cultural events for the third Findhorn Bay Festival.

Published: 14 Jun 2018