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Cross-artform features

The Scottish Arts Council is increasingly involved in initiatives that cut across different artforms. In this section of our website we present articles that do not slot in to single artform boundaries.

that was now

The Scottish Arts Council is proud to present an animated slideshow reflecting some of the people, places and performances it has supported over the last 40 years…enjoy

Arts Round-up 2009

The Scottish Arts Council is proud to present an animated slideshow of a year of the arts in Scotland, celebrating the many artists and organisations taht have enjoyed its support in 2009…enjoy

Edinburgh festival recommendations

Various heads of department at the Scottish Arts Council give their recommendations for Edinburgh festival 2009…read more

It’s Coming Home…

Scotland’s Homecoming celebrations include an exciting assortment of new dance, theatre, poetry and visual arts projects supported by the Scottish Arts Council Homecoming Programme…read more

Young people get creative thanks to cash from criminals

Young people across Scotland are to be given a unique opportunity to be creative and try something new, thanks to over £1 million cash seized from criminals…read more

Experimental arch close up, Striding Arches; Photo: DGAA

Nominate your favourite lottery project

It is almost 15 years since the Scottish Arts Council received application number 001 for National Lottery funding. Now the search is on to find the UK’s favourite lottery funded projects…read more

Audience and performer at Feet First on Edinburgh's Royal Mile 1 January 2009

Taking Part: new research on arts audiences and participation

Earlier this month the Scottish Arts Council published the most recent research from Taking Part, a bi-ennial survey into attendance and participation in the arts and cultural activity. The research is now online for you to explore on the Scottish Arts Council website……read more

Ribiero ay National Review of Live Art

Live Art explores New Territories

New Territories, Scotland’s international festival of Live Art, takes place in Glasgow throughout February and March.  The festival is an annual barometer of artistic endeavour, experimentation and imagination…read more

Arts round-up 2008

An animated review of the arts in 2008 showing Scottish Arts Council supported projects ……read more

Round up of Seasonal shows

The Scottish Arts Council presents a show for each day of Christmas……read more

Scottish Arts Council announces support for Scots language and traditional arts

New support has been made available for the Scots language and voluntary traditional arts sectors following a meeting of the Joint Board of Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen……read more

Creative Clusters comes to Glasgow

Creative Clusters, an independent policy conference examining the growth of the creative economy, comes to Glasgow this November. Each year this major conference is held in a different UK city bringing together leading speakers and thinkers in the creative industries, arts and economy…read more

New Moves International

Space for Live Art in Europe

New Moves International, the team behind the New Territories festival of live art in Glasgow are taking part in a new European partnership called A Space for Live Art, supported by over €4 million of EU funding.
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Creative scotland awards

Creative Scotland Awards update

In 2000 the Scottish Arts Council launched the Creative Scotland Awards. 88 visual artists, musicians, writers, dance artists, film-makers and craftsmakers have benefited from the awards…read more

Lizzie Farey and Michael Connarty

Art in Parliament

Scottish Dance Theatre and craft maker Lizzie Farey helped take the arts to Westminster recently as part of the UK arts councils Art in Parliament Day……read more

Richard Demarco and young artists

Richard Demarco Travel Bursaries

Five young artists have each been awarded £2,000 travel bursaries from the Arts Trust of Scotland to pursue projects in the name, and in honour of, Richard Demarco to mark his contribution to the arts in Scotland……read more

*Favourite lottery projects
*Taking Part research published
*Arts Round up 2008
*Live Art explores New Territories
*A&B awards
*Creative Scotland Awards
*Art in Parliament
*Richard Demarco travel bursary
*A Space for Live Art
*Creative Clusters
*New support for Scots and trad arts
*Seasonal Round-up
*Cashback Communities
*Festival recommendations
*Homecoming Scotland
*Scotland’s Arts Organisations get Ambitious
*Autumnal Arts Awards
*Artist Taking the Lead
*Arts round-up 2009
*that was now
*People and Places: Who’s who in the News
*Inspiring Communities
*Spaces In Between
*Traditional Arts Working Group
*Unlimited Commisions
*Four Corners of Europe
*New Gaelic Arts Officer
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