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Inverness Castle transformation – Spirit:360

Spirit:360, a commissioning programme for emerging and established creative professionals, is now open for applications, it was announced by High Life Highland and Creative Scotland today.

Published: 24 Jun 2021

Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on cultural participation

Creative Scotland today, Wednesday 23 June 2021, publishes the third wave of findings from independent research looking at the attitudes of the general population in relation to cultural participation and attendance.

Published: 23 Jun 2021

Simplifying our Open Fund for Individuals

In response to feedback from applicants, Creative Scotland’s Open Fund for Individuals will move to a simplified online application process from Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Published: 23 Jun 2021

Full programme announced for Arbroath 2020+1 Festival

With just two weeks to go until the Arbroath 2020+1 festival begins the full programme has been released online. Over 20 events are set to take place in and around Arbroath mixing participatory events for all ages, exhibitions, self guided tours and trails and a series of live performances.

Published: 21 Jun 2021

A tribute to Stephen Palmer

We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend and colleague Stephen Palmer. Over the last 15 years Stephen has made a significant contribution to the work of Creative Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council, with a particular focus on the development of the Visual Arts.

Published: 18 Jun 2021

Scottish Awards for New Music Shortlist Announced

New Music Scotland (NMS) has announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Scottish Awards for New Music. Once again, NMS received an exceptional level of submissions which were adjudicated by a panel of key figures in the music world.

Published: 17 Jun 2021

Scottish Public Libraries host #StreamMyStory author events online

Today, Local Public Libraries across Scotland launch a new series of children’s digital events for the end of term and summer holidays, entitled #StreamMyStory, bringing together authors, illustrators, storytellers and libraries from across all 32 local authorities.  

Published: 17 Jun 2021

Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degree Films to launch summer 2021

Youth groups, schools, community organisations, activist groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and film-making experience will soon be invited to take part in a major Challenge to create 90 second short films in response to climate change.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2021

After moving online for 2020, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is back for 2021 with an exciting programme showcasing the amazing music coming out of Scotland whilst welcoming audiences online and in person.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

HebCelt announces programme of live and digital shows

A range of top Scottish music artistes are to perform at this year’s ‘HebCelt Survival Sessions’, the hybrid live and digital event being staged by the Hebridean Celtic Festival Trust, 14th-17th July 2021.

Published: 10 Jun 2021