Arts, culture and heritage

Destination Stranraer as Gateway to Galloway Hub opens

Stranraer’s ambition to redefine itself as a waterfront destination is set to receive a boost this week with the opening of Gateway to Galloway, a community-led visitor information centre and community hub based at Stranraer Harbour.

The YS22 Open Events Fund has been designed to support new, creative event proposals that will provide high profile content created in response to the 2022 Themed Year of Stories.

Culture & Business Fund Roadshow

Culture & Business Fund Scotland Roadshows: a source of support for COVID-19 recovery and renewal.

Call for papers and participants for an "Arts, Enterprise and Place in the Rural Creative Economy" Conference to take place at Newcastle University on 12 & 13 January 2022.

Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to a new £3 million scheme aimed at repairing research links with the EU following the damaging impact of Brexit. 

Hundreds of European research and innovation projects are expected to benefit from the Scottish Government’s Saltire Research Awards.

XpoNorth 2021

An internationally acclaimed historian, Hollywood producer and creative leaders are among the high-profile talent speaking at XpoNorth 2021.

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is gearing up to host a world first - the Royal Highland Showcase.

Music Festival Futures in the Highlands and Islands

Join in a public panel discussion on the future for music festivals in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as we emerge from lockdown. Three leaders from the biggest events on the music festival calendar will be discussing how they are planning for their festivals this year in 2021 and how covid has changed their approach, and what it might mean for the coming months and next year’s events.

The panel includes:

Public Panel: Unlocking live events in the Highlands & Islands

The panel will be discussing the way forward for music and live performance events in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, how they see their role and live events in general as we emerge from lockdown. The panel will discuss their artistic and organisational plans for the future, what we might need in the sector, and how lockdown has perhaps shifted their thinking about live events, digital, festivals and the arts in the rural creative economy of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Following the success of a 2 year contract between Crowdfunder and LEADER to implement Crowdfund Scotland, a further 5 months of support has been made available unti