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Media Centre

Welcome to the Creative Scotland Media Centre. General enquiries and updates on funded projects can be sent to media.office@creativescotland.com.

Journalists and PR representatives can also access Creative Scotland's News Releases, Photos, Video, Audio and Supplementary Materials by contacting a member of the Press & Media team.

Media Contacts

Wendy Grannon
Media & PR Manager
T:  +44 (0)131 523 0016
M: +44 (0)7916 137 632

Claire Thomson
Media & PR Officer
T: +44 (0)141 302 1708
M: +44 (0)7747 606 146

Eilidh Walker
Media & PR Officer - Screen
T: +44 (0)131 523 0019
M: +44 (0)7545 402 064

Katya Speight
Media Relations and PR Coordinator
T: +44 (0)141 302 1743

Latest News Releases

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Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards open for applications

Applications are now open for bursaries of up to £750 of National Lottery funding, through Creative Scotland’s Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA) programme.

Published: 07 Oct 2020

2021 Bookbug Picture Book Prize Shortlist Announced

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today announced the shortlist for the 2021 Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

Published: 06 Oct 2020

Nominees annoonced for the Scots Language Awards 2020

This year, acause o the COVID emergency, Hands Up For Trad an Creative Scotland will celebrate the Scots Leid Awards online wi a weekend dedicatit tae braw Scots music an cultur.

Published: 06 Oct 2020

FOTAM 2020: Redefining Value in the Art Market

Can the art world be reconfigured beyond the privileged few? Voices from across the art world set to come together to explore new futures for the art market.

Published: 06 Oct 2020

StAnza plans to ‘Make it New’ as it launches innovative digital festival for 2021

StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival is using National Poetry Day to launch its innovative digital festival for 2021.

Published: 02 Oct 2020

Scottish Government Emergency Funds Update

Read our latest status update on the Scottish Government’s emergency funds for creativity and culture being delivered through Creative Scotland.

Published: 01 Oct 2020

Over £2.8m for Creative Freelancers and Organisations

Thanks to National Lottery players and a Scottish Government funding boost of £3.5million, a total of over £1.68million has reached creative freelancers and organisations between May and August 2020 through our Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development.

Published: 30 Sep 2020

Youth programme to tackle anti-social behaviour

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) and award-wining theatre company Glass Performance have been awarded £410,000 by Scottish Government programme CashBack for Communities for a brand-new arts project - CashBack for Change.

Published: 25 Sep 2020

Emergency funds continuing to reach performing arts venues

59 venues across Scotland have received a total of £4.74million from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.

Published: 24 Sep 2020

Wigtown Book Festival 2020

A lone piper, a Sunday Times best-selling author, and the world-premiere of Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham’s new song cycle celebrating St Ninian, and other early Scottish saints, will provide the stylish launch line-up for Wigtown Book Festival.

Published: 24 Sep 2020