Jackie Kay's tenure as Scotland's national poet has come to an end after five years. Scotland's third Makar - who succeeded Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead - described her time in the role as an "incredible journey".
A new approach to the delivery of a refreshed Inverness Common Good Fund's events and festivals programme was agreed by Councillors at The Highland Council's City of Inverness and Area Committee today. The new approach will support the revitalisation, economic recovery and social well-being of the city as Scottish Government COVID-19 relaxation of restrictions allow in future.
The report will be discussed by the Gaelic Committee of Highland Council on 21st February 2021. Extract from the paper................
An internationally acclaimed historian and Hollywood producer will be among the high-profile talent speaking at XpoNorth's annual conference which is taking place in June. XpoNorth is Scotland's leading creative industries conference, funded by HIE and delivered by IronWorks Venue.
Scottish Opera premieres Humperdinck's enchanting Hansel and Gretel in the latest Scottish Opera: On Screen, filmed at Glasgow's Theatre Royal on 19 December. The whole family can immerse themselves in this modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale from Wednesday 10 February at 6pm, via the Scottish Opera website.
North Lands Creative and Berlin Glas are collaborating on an initiative to improve and increase dialogue between an artist from the Highland & Islands region in Scotland and an artist based in the city of Berlin at a time when mobility of artists has been badly affected by the pandemic. This interdisciplinary and collaborative artist residency will focus on dialogue and interaction between the two artists working from the Lybster and Berlin Studio's.
Three charitable arts organisations will receive a share of £3 million of additional funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) support for culture. Aberdeen Performing Arts - which runs His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen Music Hall and The Lemon Tree - will receive £1.4 million.
From 11 December 2020, all applications to the Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will now be solely handled by Creative Scotland, and not through our partners BECTU, Craft Council, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland. If you received a URN and didn't complete your application to one of the partners before 11 December, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org If you have already applied, either through Creative Scotland or one of the partners, please note that as outlined in the funding guidance you can expect to get your decision within 6 weeks of the date of submission.
Actor and broadcaster Cel Spellman launches a nationwide art competition, Creative Earth, in collaboration with COP26 and WWF. ● Competition launched at a surprise event in a school in Great Yarmouth.
Highland Council Members last night (10 December 2020) approved the artists' detail design for the My Ness Gathering Place project and work is expected to begin in the new year. Works had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but also due to design elements requested by Inverness City Area Members, which will further ensure the new iconic Gathering Place is accessible to all.
Whether you are a chess player or not the movie has been a huge hit on Netflix. Now on the huge chess web site Chess.com an article shows all the chess positions from the movie.
This Winter, Lyth Arts Centre will produce a new drive-in festive experience for all the family to enjoy. Through a projection mapping installation, this exhibition will share Caithness' amazing Winter and Christmas history.
Henry Raeburn's well-known portrait, popularly known as ‘The Skating Minister' has become an icon of Scottish art. The painting is consistently sought out by gallery visitors, keen to see this small image in person.
Cubist art emerged in Paris around 1907. The two main 'inventors' of Cubism were the French painter Georges Braque (1882-1963) and the Spaniard Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Edinburgh Castle today looks mostly the same as it did in the past, although there is no longer the putrid loch at the base of the rock. Notorious as a disposal site for rotting waste, dead bodies, and as a place for drowning witches, the Nor' Loch as it was called is now home to a railway and public gardens.
Described as one of the most influential people in cinema, Ray Harryhausen's films have inspired generations of filmmakers, animators, writers, and artists, to push the boundaries of their own creations. He is not only remembered for his iconic style of animation and his unique approach on set, but his humility and willingness to share his passion with a new generation.
In 1980, the National Galleries of Scotland bought a painting by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein for £100,000, and were greeted with uproar that so much money had been spent on a comic book. From its controversial origins, how has 'In The Car' become such an iconic artwork? In this new series of six films, Questions about Art, we'll explore some frequent musings about art - using questions asked by our audiences.
Today marks the start of Book Week Scotland which is an annual celebration of books and reading supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. As part of the celebration a free book is collated from entries received and distributed by the Scottish Book Trust.
Fund overview The Culture Collective is a pilot programme which will establish a network of creative practitioners, organisations and communities, working together to create a positive difference locally and nationally in response to COVID-19. The programme will focus on community engaged creative activity, supporting participatory approaches and projects where creative practitioners and communities work collaboratively.
The Youth Arts Access fund is one strand of the Youth Arts Fund. The Purpose of the fund The overall £3m Youth Arts Fund has largely been provided to enhance the existing Youth Music Initiative programme (YMI) managed by Creative Scotland.