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Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:38

Janis Claxton

I have known of Janis' work for some years but have been struck by her recent commitment to working in China and also the super-human energy she has put behind this. As the original instigator of the International Creative Entrepreneurship Awards when I was at the British Council, I am delighted that she was awarded one last year and that it will take international work forward for the UK in such a progressive manner. I hope you enjoy Janis' reflections.

Venu Dhupa

Published in Women of Influence

A quiet region of Scotland is building a reputation (and tourism) through art that connects nature and community.

When I heard about the Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) it stuck me as curious that this was the first time that there had been one. After all Scotland's environment has always been important as an inspiration for artists, writers, composers, scientists whether that's Edwin Landseer, Margaret Tait, Robert Burns, Hugh McDiarmid, Felix Mendelsshon, Martyn Bennett, James Hutton or Patrick Geddes.

The landscape is rich in folklore and mythology and articulated by prehistoric monuments and signs of thousands of years of inhabitation. In fact even the word 'environment' was coined by Thomas Carlyle when he was living in Ecclefechan in 1828.

Published in Arts and Culture

We are delighted to announce that Professor Gayle McPherson has joined our Editorial Board. Gayle holds a Chair in Events and Cultural Policy within the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Her research interests revolve around the interventions of the local and national state in events and festivity of all types and the social and cultural impacts of events and festivals on communities. She was cultural advisor to the 2014 bid team and co-wrote Theme 16 of the bid and has conducted research with the volunteers who were part of the Delhi Flag Handover Ceremony on behalf of Glasgow Life. She is currently working on an evaluation of the impact of the London 2012 Cultural Programme in Scotland. She has also conducted various other evaluations of events and festivals over the years. She is on the Board of Glasgow East Arts Company and PACE Youth Theatre and is a previous Board Member of Creative Scotland.

Published in News and Events
Thursday, 09 May 2013 14:11

Gayle McPherson

Professor Gayle McPherson holds a Chair in Events and Cultural Policy within the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Her research interests revolve around the interventions of the local and national state in events and festivity of all types and the social and cultural impacts of events and festivals on communities. She was cultural advisor to the 2014 bid team and co-wrote Theme 16 of the bid and has conducted research with the volunteers who were part of the Delhi Flag Handover Ceremony on behalf of Glasgow Life. She is currently working on an evaluation of the impact of the London 2012 Cultural Programme in Scotland. She has also conducted various other evaluations of events and festivals over the years. She is on the Board of Glasgow East Arts Company and PACE Youth Theatre and is a previous Board Member of Creative Scotland.

Published in The Editorial Board
Monday, 05 November 2012 11:53

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland came into being in July 2010, created as a Non Departmental Public Body to replace and develop the functions of the former Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen. It is widely recognised as a model of public sector reform and is housed in a dynamic new resource base for the cultural sector in Scotland (Waverley Gate in Edinburgh) with offices in Glasgow.

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