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Queen of Harps (Anise Pearson)

Increasing support for Scotland’s Hip Hop artists

Twenty-four Scotland based Hip Hop artists working in music, visual arts, dance, drama, literature, and screen have received bursaries totalling more than £31,000 thanks to a growing nationwide programme of support designed to strengthen and sustain Scotland’s thriving Hip Hop community.  

Go See Share PR Gloo

Growing Scotland’s creative businesses

A community music promoter, tactile children's books publisher and a VR games developer are among fourteen Scottish creative business owners to receive backing from The National Lottery through the latest round of Creative Scotland’s Go See Share programme.  

PR Gloo akin photography by Colin Andrews

Arts projects grow strong roots thanks to National Lottery funding

Two forestry-inspired creative projects are building sustainability in communities across Scotland

1. Alberta Whittle, Lagareh   The Last Born, (film still   single channel video), 2022. Photographer Jaryd Niles-Morris,   Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland   Venice, and Forma

University of Aberdeen to screen new, internationally acclaimed film by artist Alberta Whittle

Lagareh–The Last Born draws focus on anti-racist and pro-black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to transatlantic slave trade 

The free screening is part of a 6 venue Scottish tour &  
comes ahead of major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland 

CS Board Budget PR Gloo (002)

Response to Scottish Government Draft Budget 2023/24: Statement following meeting of the Creative Scotland Board, 19 December 2022

Following the Scottish Government’s budget announcement last week which proposes a reduction in funding for Creative Scotland of around £7million (more than 10%) - the Board of Creative Scotland met today, 19 December, to discuss the implications of this settlement. 

Image via Joanna Van Den Berg

Art project inspired by wild swimming set to make a big splash

New artwork celebrates 50+ swimmers in Scotland’s East Coast communities 

Budget Response PR Gloo 2

Response to Scottish Government Draft Budget 2023/24 announcement on 15 December

Following the Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement, we have been informed that the proposed Creative Scotland Grant in Aid budget for 2023/24 will decrease by around £7m, from £63m in 2022/23, a reduction of more than 10%.  

My Doric Diary by Katie Barnett.  Image credit - Jonnie Scott

Doric TikTok sensation Aye Tunes set tae tour

Doric TikTok sensation Aye Tunes will bring My Doric Diary to stages across the country thanks to National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland. 

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New Podcast Showcases Scotland’s Poetry Scene

Audio series will make Scottish and world poetry available globally 

1. Alberta Whittle, Lagareh   The Last Born, (film still   single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams,   Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland Venice, and Forma (2)

Unprecedented visitor numbers for Alberta Whittle’s Scotland + Venice exhibition

Celebrated Scottish artist’s Venice Biennale exhibition attracts 35,000 international visitors, draws critical acclaim & prestigious artist award ahead of major National Galleries of Scotland show confirmed to open on 1 April 2023 

Fair Work

Fair Work

New research commissioned into rates of pay for freelancers

1. Alberta Whittle, Lagareh   The Last Born, (film still   single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams,   Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland Venice, and Forma (1)

Mareel, Shetland Arts to screen new, internationally acclaimed film by artist Alberta Whittle

Lagareh–The Last Born draws focus on anti-racist and pro-black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to transatlantic slave trade 

The free screening is part of a 6 venue Scottish tour &  
comes ahead of major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland