Media Centre

Welcome to the Creative Scotland Media Centre. General enquiries and updates on funded projects can be sent to

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. You can view and download Creative Scotland logos on our Logos page.

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Media Contacts

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

Sophie Bambrough
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

Olivia Carr
Media Relations & PR Coordinator
T: +44 (0)141 302 1708
M: +44 (0)7970 962 322


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Latest News Releases

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Scotland + Venice: announcing major exhibition of new work by Alberta Whittle

The Scotland + Venice partners are delighted to confirm a major exhibition of new work by Alberta Whittle has been confirmed by La Biennale di Venezia as a Collateral Event at the 59th International Art Exhibition, taking place from 23 April – 27 November 2022.

Published: 07 Mar 2022

Classical music with a twist! East Neuk Festival launches its 2022 programme

East Neuk Festival is back in full force for 2022 with a whirlwind of musical performances and creative alliances across five summer days from morning ‘til the gloaming.

Published: 01 Mar 2022

Nicola Benedetti to Become Next Festival Director of Edinburgh International Festival

The world-renowned violinist, educator and arts and culture advocate, Nicola Benedetti CBE becomes the Director Designate of the Edinburgh International Festival, and will become Festival Director on 1 October 2022. In taking the role she will be both the first Scottish and the first female Festival Director since the Festival (...)

Published: 01 Mar 2022

Recovery Fund for Scotland’s Cultural Organisations

Details of the Recovery Fund for Culture Organisations, part of a package of support from the Scottish Government for cultural recovery, have been published. Over £15m is available to support cultural organisations as they recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and as restrictions are lifted.

Published: 28 Feb 2022

Edinburgh Tradfest's music programme now on sale

Edinburgh Tradfest’s music programme is now on sale with a fantastic line-up of live music, talks and new commissions at the Traverse Theatre and various venues across the city, thanks to continued support from Creative Scotland.

Published: 28 Feb 2022

Future Funding for Organisations - February 2022 Update

An update on our work to develop the Future Funding Framework, including Multi-Year Funding and the revised Open Fund for Organisations, following on from our previous update, provided in October 2021

Published: 28 Feb 2022

Scotland’s Music Convention Wide Days announces official showcase at SXSW

Scotland’s Music Convention Wide Days is set to host an official showcase at the USA’s leading music industry conference South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas next month, supported by Creative Scotland.

Published: 28 Feb 2022

New creative projects helping mental health and wellbeing

The positive role that art and creativity plays in enhancing our mental health and well-being is at the heart of activity taking place in communities across Scotland and backed by £800,000 of National Lottery and Scottish Government support in the latest round of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund awards.

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

Funding Guidance for the Scottish Government’s £8million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers through Creative Scotland has been published today.

Published: 22 Feb 2022

Further support for culture recovery

Culture and events sectors to benefit from £16 million. The government’s Omicron business support fund will help cultural organisations, events, museums and freelancers recover from the economic impact of coronavirus restrictions.

Published: 18 Feb 2022