British Council and Creative Scotland bolster creative ties to Europe

A partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland has led to £138,000 of funding going to 16 organisations after an open call for projects linked to European partners.

Successful bids for the funding receive between £6–10,000, and each project includes at least one European organisation, while helping to promote Scottish work around the world.

Winning organisations are:

  • Cove Park – a new series of residencies for artists from the EU
  • Deveron Projects – intercultural research through residency exchange with Germany
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (European partner: Fondazione Piedmonte dal Vivo) – expand European connections and build a long-term relationship with Fondazione Piedmonte dal Vivo
  • Edinburgh Printmakers – partnership with Greek, Irish and other European nations for 'Studios of Sanctuary' offering residencies to refugee and asylum-seeking artists
  • Feral Arts (European partners: Spoffin Festival and Misiconi) – outdoor arts-focused artistic exchange and residency project
  • Highlight Arts – strategic partnership development funds for Highlight Arctic project in Rovaniemi and Greenland
  • Luminate (European partners: Kubia, the Centre of Competence for Creative Ageing and Inclusive Arts) – exchange visits to share practice and explore collaboration
  • Luke Pell – gather peers from Germany, Norway and Scotland to look at artists development between dance makers that speak to 'the outlier'
  • North Lands Creative (European partner: Abate Zanetti) – developing stronger connections and safeguarding glass studios
  • Paragon Music (European partner: Fattoria Vittadini) – Inclusive Performing Arts training with both organisations
  • Project Ability – three-day exchange / networking for learning disabled artists and support studios from Germany and Spain for a future progressive strategy
  • Starcatchers – new collaborative project with French, Norwegian and Spanish partners in the field of theatre and performance for babies
  • Street Level Photoworks – two residencies linking remote northern sites in Finland, Ireland and Scotland, plus developing new and existing partnerships with agencies in Germany
  • Rosana Cade and Ivor MacAskill (European partner: Kampnagel and Queer B-Cademy Festival) – Queer Performance Practice Exchange building support and connections
  • Take Me Somewhere Festival – activity for European delegation from France, Germany and Italy
  • Wide Events – inviting European festivals to explore curation at Wide Days events, as well as opportunities for Scottish artists and industry in Europe

You can find out more about each of the projects and the amounts awarded by downloading the document below.


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