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Deveron Arts Deveron Arts is a contemporary arts project that works with the visible history and identity of Huntly, a small market town in the North East of Scotland, to make and show new work.
Edinburgh Mela Scotland's biggest intercultural festival
Impact Arts A community arts company committed to involving people of all ages and abilities in innovative and arts-based activities
Multi Ethnic Aberdeen Ltd MeAL seeks to promote cultural activities and awareness of the arts within the diverse immigrant groups in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland
Paragon Ensemble Paragon Ensemble is a leading classical music performing group which provides a platform for accomplished musicians within the refugee community to show their talent.
Project Ability A visual arts organisation providing opportunities for people with learning disabities and adults with an experience of mental illness. The company has also developed long-term links with Glasgow's black and minority ethnic communities.

Project Ability have now started blogging
Ricochet Ricochet is a Stills' artist-led project design to increase creative opportunities for ethnic minority groups
Scottish Academy of Asian Arts Established in 1976 as the Asian Artistes Association, SAAA organises the annual Glasgow Mela and has recently added visual arts, community festivals and popular culture to its portfolio of activities
Zendeh A new arts organisation using live performance, video and digital arts to retell classical stories, particularly, but not exclusively Persian


Arts and disability

Artlink Central Established in February 1988, Artlink Central aims to enable a wide range of marginalised and special needs groups to access high quality arts projects
Artlink (Edinburgh and the Lothians) Artlink (Edinburgh and the Lothians) has been supporting opportunity and choice in the arts for people with disability since 1984, running a variety of short and long term arts programmes in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Arts Council England A link to the research and information on arts and disability, carried out by Arts Council England
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company Glasgow-based theatre company training physically disabled actors and producing fully integrated performances
BSL Scottish Theatre
BSL information about upcoming BSL interpreted theatre events in Scotland. Find out what is happening, get in touch and let them know what you think
Disability Rights Commission The Disability Rights Commission is an independent body established in April 2000 by Act of Parliament to stop discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people
Directgov Information for disabled people in areas such as employment, health and education. There's also advice on independent living, leisure, financial support and rights
Drake Music Project Drake Music Project is a national charity that is committed to providing the opportunity for disabled people to explore, compose and perform their own music
Giant Productions Giant Productions is a professional children's arts development organisation based in Glasgow with the aim of providing arts for all children regardless of their ability or background
Lead Scotland Lead Scotland, Linking Education and Disability, is a charity that enables disabled adults to access education and learning opportunities
Lung Ha's Theatre Company Edinburgh-based performing arts company specialising in providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities
Scottish Artists Network The Scottish Artists' Network website is a directory of Scottish based learning disabled artists and the visual arts organisations which support them.
Sounds of Progress A music training and theatre production company dedicated to high quality involvement, experience and performance that brings development for people of all abilities and all ages
UPDATE UPDATE is Scotland's National Disability Information Service. It aims to provide quality of life for disabled people in Scotland by enabling information providers to offer accurate, up to date and relevant disability-related information.




Arts and health

Art in Healthcare Art in Healthcare is a forward-thinking arts-in-health organisation that works with hospital communities to create opportunities for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy and engage with the visual arts.
Art in Hospital Art in Hospital provides an extensive ongoing programmme of visual arts in hospitals and nursing homes in and around the city of Glasgow
Clowndoctors Launched in 2005 to accompany the Clowndoctors art-in-health programme, the site provides an additional point of contact and information for children who have enjoyed meeting the Clowndoctors
Functionsuite

Artlink's Functionsuite hospital arts programme creates opportunities for artists work to in collaboration with patients and staff. Functionsuite works in the Western General Hospital, St John’s Hospital, Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Videos of the Are You Dancin? project can be viewed on the Dailymotion website.

Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust With information on the new Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital (RACH) and Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT).  GHAT was formed in 1985 to acquire works of art for the corridors of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  It has grown to become the largest collection of contemporary art in healthcare in the UK
Hearts&Minds

Based in Edinburgh, Hearts&Minds aims to promote the quality of life for people in hospital and hospice care through the performing arts by delivering participative arts-in-health programmes

NHS Grampian Endowment Fund The NHS Grampian Endowment Fund holds funds in trust which are used to fund a range of items such as additional amenities for patients and staff, equipment and research.  It is in addition to, and separate from, the money used to provid core health services
NSF Scotland National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those affected by schizophrenia and other mental illness, including families and carers
Scottish Association for Mental Health The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) operates a range of services across Scotland for people with mental health problems. It also strives to influence public policy as it affects people with mental health problems
Well Scotland 'Well Scotland' is dedicated to communicating the work of the Scottish Executive's National Programme for Improving the Mental Health and Well-Being of Scotland's Population, which was launched in October 2001

Scene from Black Sun Over Genoa; Photo courtesy Theatre Workshop
Indepen-dance dancers at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
Rajasthani musician at the Edinburgh Mela 2003; Photo: Pascal Saez
BSL virtual dictionary at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
OCEAN Ensemble dancer; Photo: FotoPress
Silk painting, Bonnybridge Day Hospital; Photo: Artlink Central
Bill Shannon dancing at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
Scene from Black Sun Over Genoa; Photo courtesy Theatre Workshop
Dancer at Edinburgh Mela 2003; Photo: Pascal Saez
Eid at Hidden Gardens, Glasgow
Engage exhibition at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
North Glasgow International Festival parade; Photo: Pascal Saez
danceihaymi performing at Scottish Parliament opening; Photo: Julia Weedon
Mural by Polmot Young Offenders Institution; Photo: Artlink Central
Indepen-dance dancer at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
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