Arts, culture and heritage

A new partnership between Alyth Development Trust (ADT) and the Cateran Ecomuseum has secured major funding for a project to inspire the local communities of eastern Perthshire and western Angus to act quickly on climate change.

The partnership plans to use the natural and cultural heritage of the area to help communities switch to more regenerative ways of living.

Three charitable arts organisations will receive a share of £3 million of additional funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) support for culture.

Aberdeen Performing Arts – which runs His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Music Hall and The Lemon Tree – will receive £1.4 million.

Eden Court Highlands – Scotland's largest single-site arts venue – will receive £800,000.

And Capital Theatres – which operates the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio in Edinburgh – will receive £800,000.

Strathnaver Museum has taken a major step forward in realising their vision for creating a world class visitor attraction on the north Sutherland coast after securing £113,157 from Museum Galleries Scotland’s Recovery and Resilience Fund.

As well as supporting the future aspirations and recovery of the popular visitor attraction the funding will help cover operational costs during the 2020 closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Favourite walks, everyday views, pieces of history, and hazards are amongst the photos that residents are being encouraged to enter into a Photo Survey and Competition before 1 December.

The Future Of Rural Arts / Online Lego Serious Play Workshop

We are inviting you to this facilitated collaborative workshop with fellow network members (promoters, venues and performers) to explore how rural arts and promotion can get back on its feet in 2021.

Experienced facilitator and “Cultural Crofter” Lindsay Dunbar will lead participants through some Lego Serious Play to help navigate us out of cultural lockdown! 

A brand new book of light-hearted anecdotes and stories from the Scottish agricultural industry will be launched in the coming weeks.

The new book, “Farming is Still a Funny Business”, which has been compiled by farming journalist Andrew Arbuckle, is now available to pre-order, ahead of its full launch in October.

The Festival of Folklore returns this autumn with a brand new online format. Award-winning storytellers and Festival founders, Mostly Ghostly, are delighted to announce the second Festival of Folklore, a free online celebration, connecting with Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

New support has been made available for grassroots music venues across Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund.

Funding to protect jobs and assist the re-opening of iconic heritage sites closed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced.

The Touring Network has announced that its major new Crowdfunder campaign to Keep Rural Arts Live in the Highlands & Islands will launch at 9am on Monday 17 August.

The campaign is asking its loyal audiences across rural Scotland to donate anything from the price of an interval drink or a Friday night gig ticket to ensure that a thriving live arts scene can return to rural Scotland when safe to do so.