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Creative Scotland is asking for responses to a survey about the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic for Scotland’s creative sectors.
As part of ongoing partnership working Creative Scotland asked The Audience Agency to design, analyse and report on a survey intended to inform on audience behaviours during, and beyond, the Covid-19 pandemic. This was intended to assess the status around the interruptions to programme, the implications around that, and the propensity for audiences to return/begin attending again, various artforms and venues across Scotland. The results are intended to create a picture, and ‘take the temperature’, of regular attendees across via a selected group of organisations, producing companies and venues.
Glasgow International, one of the UK’s largest and most influential visual art festivals, will take place across the city from 11 – 27 June 2021.
30 further organisations across Scotland have received a total of £1.4million through the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. The funding provides welcome emergency support to a range of venues and organisations covering comedy, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual arts, as well as festivals and cultural support infrastructure.
18 Youth Music and Youth Arts organisations have received a total of £1,053,000 to help the recovery of Youth Arts across Scotland and ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
As different restrictions are put in place across the United Kingdom, BBC Arts continues its Culture in Quarantine initiative, which aims to keep the arts in the homes of the public during lockdown and support artists at a difficult time with the launch of a new commissioning opportunity to celebrate the work of disabled artists. The strand has been established in partnership between BBC Arts, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland and forms part of the wider disability season across the BBC, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, supporting disabled artists across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland to produce new works that will be hosted across BBC platforms.