Arts, culture and heritage

Schools and community groups are encouraged to take part in a storytelling celebration later this year.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) Community Programme bookends and runs alongside the main Scottish International Storytelling Festival, with Wednesday 27 November designated as a nation-wide story exchange.

Transnational Quirky Games, Wales and Finland

To develop a programme of quirky games hosted by each country in turn.  Arwain have teamed up with the World Alternative Games (based in Powys), who already organise bi-annual games including bog snorkelling, man v horse, wife carrying, husband dr

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Developing pilgrim trails, Vail of Glamorgan, Wales

To develop and extend the pilgrim trail from the existing St Illtyd Way which currently finishes in our neighbouring authority Bridgend, taking in the key religious sites (the earliest centre of Christian Learning @ Llantwit Major) whilst being a

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Applications are now welcome for the Centre Director role for The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the nationally-significant attraction set to be housed in a purpose-built setting for the first time in Galashiels. 

Charity Live Borders is offering a career-defining role to a talented manager with the skills and experience to operate this major addition to the tourism sector in the Scottish Borders.  

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland Interchange Event

Building on the success of their previous Interchange events, YTAS will be working in partnership with Perth Theatre for Interchange 2019.

This year’s event offers in-depth masterclasses and workshops providing a collaborative learning experience. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their new skills with fellow delegates and members of Perth Theatre’s Young Company. The Lab, a weekend-long creative programme, offers practitioners the space to experiment, play and explore a specific art-form.

Community groups can apply for funding towards artistic and visual improvements to their local National Cycle Network routes.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the ArtRoots Fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland. The fund seeks to empower local communities in making improvements on local routes to increase user confidence and make journeys on the National Cycle Network more enjoyable for everyone.

A new fund led by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will support projects that encourage visitors to experience more of the unique nature and culture of the Highlands & Islands.

The Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund will invest in around ten major new projects that showcase the local scenery, wildlife and culture of the area. It also aims to benefit communities, with the projects it supports helping to retain local jobs and services.

A new report on traditional music and the economy in Argyll and Bute will be discussed at an event at Dunoon Burgh Hall on 17 January 2019.

The Traditional Music and the Rural Creative Economy in Argyll and Bute, Mapping Report 2018 report was written by Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook, from Newcastle University’s International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS).

Finnish LAG seeks partners for multiple projects

The Finnish LAG Aisapari is looking for cooperation partners across several projects.

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A new collaborative project between organisations in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland has received funding from the LEADER programmes in these areas.

The Between Islands Cooperation Project will be overseen by An Lanntair, the main arts organisation in the Outer Hebrides. An Lanntair have been involved in organising collaborative arts and heritage projects with contacts in the Northern Isles. Activities to date have been small scale and created as part of larger projects.