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Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degree Films to Launch Summer 2021

Youth groups, schools, community organisations, activist groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and filmmaking experience will soon be invited to take part in a major Challenge to create 90‑second short films in response to climate change, to be screened in and around this November’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Further emergency funding

Further emergency funding for Culture Organisations and Performing Arts Venues

For immediate release 10 June 2021

Today, Thursday 10 June 2021, Creative Scotland announces details of £25m additional emergency funds to help cultural organisations and venues prevent insolvency or significant job losses due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This funding was confirmed by the Scottish Government on 02 June.

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Tayside for COP26

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, the James Hutton Institute, V&A Dundee, Dundee Museum of Transport and others are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in the Tayside in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.  

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in the Outer Hebrides for COP26

An Lanntair arts centre, Taigh Chearsabhagh museum and arts centre, Community Energy Scotland, Western Isles Libraries and others are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in the Outer Hebrides in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.  

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Midlothian for COP26

The National Mining Museum Scotland and the British Geological Survey are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in Midlothian in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.  

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Inverclyde for COP26

Beacon Arts Centre, Belville Community Garden Trust, RIG Arts and Inverclyde Libraries are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in Inverclyde in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.  

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Fife for COP26

The Leven Programme, ONFife and Levenmouth Academy are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in Fife in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.  

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Caithness and East Sutherland for COP26

Timespan, Lyth Arts Centre and University of the Highlands and Islands Environmental Research Institute are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in Caithness and East Sutherland in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.

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‘Climate Beacon’ to link creativity and climate change in Argyll for COP26

Cove Park residency centre and Argyll and the Isles Coast & Countryside Trust (ACT) are coming together to inspire public engagement and positive action in Argyll in the run up to and beyond the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.

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Further emergency support for culture

Earlier this afternoon, the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following:

“A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund.  This will be targeted at those who previously received support from these funds and those who were eligible but did not get support.”

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Scotland is the stage as outdoor spaces and unexpected places host live in person shows across the country

13 productions receive £600K National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance 

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National Lottery Funding for Moray-based creative projects

Three Moray-based projects are sharing in over £49,000 of National Lottery funding through the latest rounds of Creative Scotland‘s Open Fund.