Creative Scotland

Reopening Date for Theatres

Reopening Date for Theatres

September Date planned for Scottish Theatres:

Scottish theatres will be allowed to reopen with physical distancing in place on Monday 14 September 2020, if plans announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon go ahead.

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
CS Comedy Support Claim

CS Comedy Support Claim

Creative Scotland claims “We do support comedy as an art form”:

Creative Scotland has released a series of tweets defending its support for comedy in Scotland, saying it comes through support for venues, bridging bursaries and its Open Fund.

July 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
£10M for Theatre

£10M for Theatre

Scotgov throws “lifeline” of £10M new money to theatre:

The Scottish government has created a targeted £10M Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund for theatres adversely effected by Covid-19, which will be administered by Creative Scotland.

July 3, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
CS pauses Bridging Bursary applications

CS pauses Bridging Bursary applications

Bridging Bursary (Arts and Creative) paused for applications

Creative Scotland will pause applications for emergency £2m Bridging Bursary from 6pm today, Wednesday 2 until Monday 20 April 2020, due to he “significant” number of requests made.

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Covid latest news

Covid latest news

Latest updates on effects of Covid lockdown

EdFringe to announce this week; Creative Scotland announces funding package for creative community; Traverse shutters to June; King’s refurb on ice.

March 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anger at government “advice”

Anger at government “advice”

Government’s refusal to ban social gatherings slammed, but theatres aren’t giving up the day job just yet.

The Government has been attacked for insisting on providing “advice” to the public on social distancing and to organisers in pulling public events, rather than providing clear instructions to do so.

March 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Arts workers unite

Arts workers unite

Call to sign open letter to Fiona Hyslop:
Workers from across the Scottish arts are being urged to sign an open letter to Holyrood culture secretary Fiona Hyslop, ahead of the setting up of an artist-led National Arts Forum.

February 19, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
New Chair for Creative Scotland

New Chair for Creative Scotland

Jupiter Artland founder to chair top arts quango:

Robert Wilson, the co-founder of Jupiter Artland and chair of Nelsons natural healthcare company, has been appointed chair of the Creative Scotland Board.

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Catherine Wheels gets its funding back

Catherine Wheels gets its funding back

Leading children’s theatre company reinstated into RFO Network:

Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha’s have been reinstated as a Regularly Funded Organisation following last Friday’s emergency meeting of the Creative Scotland Board.

February 6, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
CS calls emergency board meeting

CS calls emergency board meeting

Creative Scotland responds to pressure over RFO cuts:

Creative Scotland has today, Tuesday 30 January 2018, responded to pressure from across the theatre community at the removal of 20 organisations from its network of Regularly Funded Organisations.

January 30, 2018 | By | Reply More