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Local Support for Creative Industries in Argyll and Bute

Creative workers, enterprises, venues and organisations across Argyll and Bute are to receive bespoke business development support through a new initiative from Culture, Heritage & Arts Assembly Argyll & Isles (CHARTS), in partnership with the Innovation School at Glasgow School of Art. 

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Creative Scotland response to Scottish Government's newly announced £100million support for the self employed and SMEs

Following this afternoon's announcement by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop of £100 million funds to support the self employed and SMEs - https://www.gov.scot/news/lifeline-support-for-business-confirmed/ - Creative Scotland's Chief Executive Iain Munro commented:  

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Creative Scotland announces further support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak

Today, Monday 20 April 2020, Creative Scotland has announced an additional £2million to further support and sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Local Support for Creative Businesses in West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire’s social enterprise Lodestone Creative has received new funding to support resilience and growth within the local creative community.  

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Creative Scotland response to the cancellation of Edinburgh's August festivals

"We understand and support the decision by Edinburgh's Festivals to cancel this Summer's activities at this extremely difficult time. 

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Creative Scotland announces new support for creative sector during COVID-19 outbreak

Creative Scotland has today, Friday 27 March 2020, launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Covid-19 focused support for Scotland's screen sector

In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak Screen Scotland announced today, Friday 27 March 2020, new funding to support Scotland’s screen sector.

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Green light for Scottish film and TV studio

In a significant development for Scotland’s Screen sector, Screen Scotland today announced that First Stage Studios Ltd, led by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning film and television producer Bob Last and actor and director Jason Connery, has been appointed to run a large-scale film and TV studio space in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith.

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Glasgow community music project and art festival awarded National Lottery funding

A Govan-based community music organisation and a live art festival are among the Glasgow-based projects to be awarded National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Project Fund awards.

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Creative Scotland response to the publication of A Culture Strategy for Scotland

“Creative Scotland welcomes the publication today of A Culture Strategy for Scotland which marks a significant step forward for cultural policy and support in the country.

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39 creative projects across Scotland share in over £859,000 of National Lottery funding

A community music project, an artistic celebration of Scotland’s wild landscapes and a project which aims to increase LGBTQ+ representation in children’s and young people’s literature are among the 39 creative projects sharing over £859,000 of National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Project Fund awards.

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Emerging writers to bring new perspectives to cultural criticism

Four emerging writers will bring new perspectives to Scottish cultural criticism by participating in the Diverse Critics scheme, a new programme delivered in partnership between Creative Scotland, The Skinny and Disability Arts Online.