Questioning Creative Scotland

Sep 18 2012 | By More

Andrew Dixon to give evidence to Culture Committee

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By Thom Dibdin

Today, Tuesday 18 September, the Education and Culture committee of the Scottish Parliament will take evidence on “Creative Scotland one year on” (sic).

The committee scrutinises the policies and performance of the Scottish Government and its agencies by considering  relevant legislation; conducting inquiries; scrutinising spending proposals; and carrying out any other work that it considers appropriate.

This September it has been carrying out one-off evidence sessions on the following culture issues:

  • How the establishment of cultural trusts by local authorities has impacted on cultural services and delivery (4 September);
  • Differences in cultural participation across Scotland (11 September);
  • Youth music initiatives and charges for school musical tuition (11 September); and
  • Creative Scotland (18 September).

On the 23 October the Committee will then take evidence from Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs on issues which have come up during these three sessions.

The papers for today’s meeting are here: (scroll down to Committee Meetings heading. The direct link to download the papers in pdf form is: meeting will take place in Committee Room 5, starting at 10am. This is the third of three items on the agenda, and is likely to be taken sometime after 11am (but no guarantee). Evidence will be taken from:

  • Matt Baker (Public Artist);
  • Andrew Dixon (Chief Executive, Creative Scotland);
  • Gwilym Gibbons (Director, Shetland Arts Development Agency); and
  • Francis McKee (Director, Centre for Contemporary Arts).

The direct link to the page carrying the live stream (only active during the committee meeting) is here: things normally take the form of a panel questioning, so all four people giving evidence will be taken together, each will give a statement, and then the committee will ask them questions.


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  1. Thom Dibdin says:

    I intend to be live-tweeting the Creative Scotland part of the meeting from my desk. Not sure of a hashtag, though. Maybe #EdC23 – it’s the 23rd meeting of the Education and Culture Committee… Any ideas?