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CPG on Culture – Connection: Impact of Brexit on Scotland’s cultural sector, 25 Sept

The next CPG on Culture will be held on Tuesday 25 September 2018 between 5.30pm-8.00pm at the Scottish Parliament in Committee Room 2 and is entitled Connection: Impact of the Referendum on EU Membership on Scotland’s cultural sector.

The meeting will also be the AGM of the group.

A full agenda will be made available in due course, however the meeting will follow the usual format:

  • 5.30pm-6pm                Social Discussion
  • 6pm-6.10pm                AGM business
  • 6.10pm -6.40pm          Panel Presentations and Discussion
  • 6.40pm – 8pm              Group Discussion

Unfortunately, due to room capacity only 60 non-MSPs can be accommodated at the meeting. Demand is expected to be high so please RSVP to Karen.Dick@creativescotland.com  to secure your spot.

Details of proceedings will be posted on the website (www.cpgonculture.com) after the meeting.

September 13, 2018

CPG on Culture – 12 June 2018

The Cross Party Group on Culture is to meet on Tuesday 12 June 2018 from 5.30pm-8pm in the Scottish Parliament. The theme of the meeting will be Transformations: the impact of international working.

UPDATE: The videos have now been uploaded to view on the CPG website here.

 

The meeting will include a musical performance from 2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band Of The Year’, Talisk, as well as a reading from internationally renowned novelist, poet and playwright, Kevin MacNeil.

The meeting will also include presentations, Q&A and a group discussion, featuring:

  • Julia Amour, Director, Festivals Edinburgh
  • Jo Clifford, playwright and performer
  • Norah Campbell, Head of Arts – Scotland, British Council
  • Fiona Miller, Artistic Director, Tricky Hat
  • Lisa Whytock, Director, Active Events

There are a few places remaining on the guest list for the event. Please RSVP via Kirstin.MacLeod@creativescotland.com and feel free to share with your networks.

June 11, 2018

CPG on Culture: A Culture Strategy for Scotland

The Cross-Party Group on Culture discussed A Culture Strategy for Scotland at its meeting on Tuesday 5 September 2017. Watch the video of the debate below.

Speakers included:

  • Leonie Bell, Head of Cultural Engagement and Culture Strategy, Scottish Government
  • Allison Gardener, Programme Director, Glasgow Film
  • Lauren Ross, National Youth Arts Advisor, Young Scot
  • Heather Stuart, Chief Executive, Fife Cultural Trust

CPG on Culture, September 2017 from Creative Scotland on Vimeo.

If the video is not showing above, please view the video here.

October 18, 2017

Culture Strategy – engagement details

Last week the Cross Party Group on Culture met to discuss A Culture Strategy for Scotland. Following on from this, please find below a note from Scottish Government colleagues:

Dear colleagues,

Thank you for an interesting and productive meeting at the Cross Party Group on Culture on 5 September.  We really appreciate your ideas, views and the enthusiasm for what a Culture Strategy can achieve.

Please find below some information about the current engagement phase of the development of a Culture Strategy for Scotland. We hope these are just a few of the many ways you, and your peers, colleagues and communities can feed into the conversation.

Our Resource Pack to support stakeholders hosting their own discussions around the Culture Strategy for Scotland, along with details of our planned public engagement events in Paisley, Dumfries & Galashiels have now been published on our website.

Details of further events will be confirmed and added to our webpages in due course.

To find out more about the culture strategy and how to get involved, email culturestrategy@gov.scot, you can also share your views on Twitter by mentioning @culturescotgov and using the hashtag #scotlandscultureconversation, or get involved in our online discussion forum.

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,

The Culture Strategy team

Information courtesy of Cross Party Group on Culture email update.

September 15, 2017

CPG on Culture: A Culture Strategy for Scotland

The next CPG on Culture will be held on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 5.30pm-8.00pm at the Scottish Parliament in Committee Room 2.

The meeting will look a Culture Strategy for Scotland.  A full agenda will be made available in due course, however we expect the meeting to follow the usual format:

•         5.30pm-6pm                  Social Discussion

•         6pm-6.30pm                  Panel Discussion

•         6.30pm-8pm                  Group Discussion

Unfortunately, due to room capacity we can only accommodate 60 non-MSPs at the meeting. We expect demand to be high so please RSVP to Kirstin.MacLeod@creativescotland.com to secure your spot.

Following the meeting, details of proceedings will be posted on the website

August 16, 2017