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A tribute to Simon Fildes

We are very deeply saddened to hear of the death of Simon Fildes. Simon was a well known figure in the dance community with an international reputation for his work as an artist, curator and producer.

Published: 20 Apr 2021

The National Lottery is encouraging the public to make a #PlanetaryPromise

Naturalist and environmental campaigner Chris Packham is encouraging the public to learn how they can be greener, following research published today from the National Lottery that has found 7 in 10 of us believe we aren’t doing enough to protect the environment.

Published: 19 Apr 2021

Scottish Awards for New Music 2021 - Nominations Now Open

New Music Scotland are pleased to announce that nominations for the fifth annual Scottish Awards for New Music are now open.

Published: 14 Apr 2021

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival programme announced

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is to return for its 15th year in May, exploring the theme of ‘Normality?’ with a wide-ranging programme of online and outdoor events by people all over Scotland – from Dumfries and Galloway to the Highlands.

Published: 13 Apr 2021

Edinburgh International Festival goes outdoors for 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, today announces a reimagined festival for 2021 which marks the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital.

Published: 13 Apr 2021

New community project will bring arts to remote communities in a horse box (or boat-shed)

A community organisation based in the north west of Scotland has been awarded £37,878 by Creative Scotland to deliver an innovative and wide-ranging community-focussed arts project to celebrate the landscapes and culture of Coigach and Assynt.

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Work underway on Linkshouse Orkney Arts Residency Project

Work is underway on the first phase of a major project to create an arts residency centre in Birsay, Orkney.

Published: 12 Apr 2021

Booker Prize winner joins call for Scotland’s stories

Booker Prize winner and Glasgow born author Douglas Stuart has joined forces with national charity Scottish Book Trust to encourage people of Scotland to submit their real-life stories. The ‘Your Stories’ campaign is open to everyone, regardless of writing experience.

Published: 07 Apr 2021

Scottish artists supported through Unlimited arts commissioning programme

Eight exceptional Scottish disabled artists and companies are among 34 across the UK receiving over £715,000 in funding from Unlimited to develop their work.

Published: 30 Mar 2021

‘Climate Beacons’ to bring together culture and green sectors for COP26

Applications are now open for partnerships made up of Scotland-based organisations across the cultural and environmental sectors to apply to take part in Climate Beacons for COP26.

Published: 29 Mar 2021