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Emergency Scottish Government relief funds support performing arts venues

Twenty venues across Scotland have received a total of £7.5m from the first strand of the Scottish Government’s £12.5m Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Published: 05 Aug 2020

Edinburgh International Festival Lights Up the City

Edinburgh International Festival unveils My Light Shines On – a series of video works and light installations across Scotland’s capital to mark the beginning of the festival season and celebrate the enduring spirit of the Festival City.

Published: 03 Aug 2020

Arts in Education Recovery Survey

Where are arts providers playing a role in supporting learning? Tell us in the Arts in Education Recovery Survey! Deadline 21 August 2020.

Published: 03 Aug 2020

An update from Iain Munro

Following the announcement from the First Minister on 30 July, Iain Munro gives an update on our work in supporting the arts, screen and creative industries through COVID-19.

Published: 31 Jul 2020

Edinburgh International Book Festival online

Edinburgh International Book Festival Keeps the Conversation Going With over 140 online events this August.

Published: 31 Jul 2020

New Fund Guidance for the Unlimited arts programme

The Unlimited arts programme - which supports the development of exceptional new work from disabled artists - has published their Fund guidance ahead of an application open date of Thursday 1 October 2020.

Published: 29 Jul 2020

Creating Inclusion: new support to tackle under-representation

A theatre project about the lived experience of disability, album recordings and a film project highlighting the experiences of LGBTQIA refugees are among the 25 projects to receive support in the latest round of Create: Inclusion funding.

Published: 24 Jul 2020

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival presents four-day online festival

Edinburgh Jazz & Blue Festival will mark the dates of the 43rd Festival by presenting a four-day online festival. Starting on Thursday 23rd July, the festival includes a mix of new sets made under lockdown conditions, solo home videos, a selection of great content from our video archive, a host (...)

Published: 20 Jul 2020

Cultural venues start to re-open

Visitor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites across Scotland can start to re-open to visitors from today.

Published: 15 Jul 2020