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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.

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Deagh èisteachd do luchd-ciùil na Gàidhealtachd aig Showcase Scotland ann an Glaschu | Top Highlands and Islands artists showcase Gaelic song in Glasgow

Bha cuid dhen luchd-ciùil bu chliùitiche on Ghàidhealtachd air an àrd-ùrlar ann an Glaschu airson Taisbeanadh na Gàidhlig aig Showcase Scotland, air a lìbhrigeadh tro chom-pàirteachas eadar Bòrd na Gàidhlig agus Alba Chruthachail.

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28 creative projects across Scotland share in over £470,000 of National Lottery funding

Glasgow Jazz Festival, an artist residency based in a Dumfries & Galloway nature reserve and a writing group aimed at sparking creativity in new mothers are among the 28 creative projects sharing over £470,000 of National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Project Fund awards.

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Communities get creative with Awards for All

Communities across Scotland will be supported to explore and share their creativity through a diverse range of arts activities thanks to Awards for All funding.

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Creative practitioners receive funding to Go, See, Share

Seven creative practitioners and projects from across Scotland have been selected to participate in the Go See Share Creative Industries initiative, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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Scottish and World Folk music industry join forces in support of Australian bushfires

Leading music festivals, events and artists have rallied together to raise funds in support of those affected by the unprecedented Australian bushfires, currently destroying parts of the country.