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Additional Scottish Government funding announced for Creative and Screen Freelancers

A further £17.5 million of emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) funding has been allocated by the Scottish Government to support creative freelancers and the events sector.

Published: 11 Feb 2021

Creative Scotland announces Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Following an open recruitment process, an independent group of twelve individuals have been appointed to Creative Scotland’s Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Group for a period of two years until January 2023.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

Hands Up For Trad launch Say a Gaelic Phrase Day for Languages Week Scotland

Hands Up For Trad are set to launch the organisation’s first new initiative for 2021 with a campaign to encourage more people to discover each other and speak Gaelic.

Published: 04 Feb 2021

Celtic Connections Online a Huge Success

With audiences from over 60 countries and over 27,000 tickets and passes sold, the first ever digital Celtic Connections has been a huge success.

Published: 03 Feb 2021

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients of New Writers Awards 2021

Scottish Book Trust today announces the 11 recipients of the New Writers Awards 2021, which provide a selection of talented writers who have not yet published a full-length book or collection with professional guidance to help them move towards publication, as well as financial support.

Published: 01 Feb 2021

Response to Scottish Government's draft budget 2021/22

Following the Scottish Government's draft budget announcement, we are pleased to say that Creative Scotland’s Grant in Aid budget for 2021/22 remains broadly stable at £60million.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

StAnza’s 2021 programme bursting with new voices and rising stars

The annual festival which this year takes place between 6-14th March as a hybrid, digital event from St Andrews, Fife, is as much about launching new talent as it is about bringing together some of the most well-known and best loved poets and artists from all around the world.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

Over £1.7m National Lottery and Scottish Government funds for creative projects and development

104 projects are sharing in over £1.7m of National Lottery and Scottish Government funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund awards.

Published: 27 Jan 2021

Converge launches its search for Scotland’s ‘Class of ’21’

Converge has launched its 2021 quest to find the country’s most dynamic and creative thinkers – individuals who are developing ideas with the potential to be transformed into sustainable businesses.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

National dance company raising attainment in primary schools

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) have released the official findings of their innovative four-year primary education programme focusing on interdisciplinary learning and closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

Published: 26 Jan 2021