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Frequently asked questions

Below are two sets of FAQs. You may find them repeated elsewhere on the site, but they have been grouped together on this page for ease of use.

About us FAQs

Website FAQs

About us FAQs

What does the Scottish Arts Council do other than funding?
How does the Scottish Arts Council fit in with government?
Does the Scottish Arts Council involve external people in its decisions?
How many staff members does the Scottish Arts Council have?
Who can I speak to at the Scottish Arts Council?
How do I complain to the Scottish Arts Council?
How do I share my views with the Scottish Arts Council?
How is the Scottish Arts Council structured?


What does the Scottish Arts Council do other than funding?

In addition to funding, we also support excellence in the arts through development, research and advocacy. Read more about our vision.

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How does the Scottish Arts Council fit in with government?

We are a non-departmental public body (NDPB). We are independent from but accountable to the Scottish Government. Read more about public bodies.

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Does the Scottish Arts Council involve external people in its decisions?

Yes. We depend on the expertise of a number of people including Board members, Committee members and Specialist Advisors. Read more about their responsibilities within the who’s who section of the website.

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How many staff members does the Scottish Arts Council have?

We have 90 employed staff working in the office in Edinburgh.

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Who can I speak to at the Scottish Arts Council?

If you need information, publications or advice please contact our help desk. For any media enquiries, please contact our media office. All details can be found in our contact us section.

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How do I complain to the Scottish Arts Council?

If you want to complain about any aspect of the website, please fill in our suggestion box. If your complaint is about any aspect of the service you received, please refer to our complaints section for advice on how.

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How do I share my views with the Scottish Arts Council?

The Scottish Arts Council has a suggestion box on its website.

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How is the Scottish Arts Council structured?

View the information sheet detailing key staff members at the Scottish Arts Council and a departmental structure chart

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Website FAQs

How can I adjust the text size on my screen?
Will my changes mess up the layout of the website?
How do I change my cookie settings?
How do I bookmark a page?
How do I make the Scottish Arts Council website my homepage?
How do I report a technical fault?


How can I adjust the text size on my screen?

To allow full user control over how text appears on screen, this site has been created using relative text sizes. To find out how to use your browser's inbuilt text resizing tools, see our useful tips.

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Will my changes mess up the layout of the website?

No. The website is built to adjust to your settings without compromising the layout.

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How do I change my cookie settings?

Go to your tools menu and select internet options. Within the privacy area, select whether you want to block cookies, allow cookies or be asked each time about whether to accept a cookie or not.

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How do I bookmark a page?

You can either:

  • Select the favourites option from the menu bar and select add to favourites OR
  • Right click your mouse and select add to favourites

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How do I make the Scottish Arts Council website my homepage?

In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options from the top menu bar. Within the General tab, type www.scottisharts.org.uk into the Address text box.

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How do I report a technical fault?

Please email the Scottish Arts Council

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Man holding globe
The Eastgate Arts Centre in Peebles; Photo: Michael Wolchover
Cables; Photo: Michael Wolchover
Young woman posing
ge of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
Young woman posing
Project by Fife Cultural Co-rdinators in Schools Initiative project
Age of Creativity: Citymoves; Photo: Graham McIver
Backstage props and lighting; Photo: Alan McAteer
ge of Creativity: An Tuireann; Photo: Graham McIver
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