AN arts venue in Edinburgh is launching an online TV channel dedicated to the arts across Scotland.
www.artinscotland.tv is the latest development from the Summerhall arts venue in the city’s southside.
Says the new online channel: “For the past 15 months, www.summerhall.tv has been reporting on the arts at Summerhall and from across Edinburgh, showcasing the weird and the wonderful in neat, two-three minute art-news clips. We have covered over 500 exhibitions, performances and events, providing previews and reviews of contemporary arts in the capital building upon the archive begun in 2000 with Edinburgh Television and Channel Six Dundee.
“We’re very excited to announce that from today, Summerhall TV is launching a new TV channel, www.artinscotland.tv. Based on the simple combination of news and archive developed for Summerhall TV, www.artinscotland.tv will extend coverage of contemporary arts throughout Scotland.
“Our new venture is being supported by Creative Scotland. We aim to enhance access to contemporary arts through art-news clips, to provide employment prospects with training and work for arts and media graduates, and to assist arts staff to showcase their own work on events and festivals using social media.
“Over the next two years our training and programme making will extend throughout Scotland bringing art from Scotland to Scotland, gathering together the very best of art in Scotland.”
The channel continues: “www.summerhall.tv will continue to develop our ideas to bring the arts and audiences together via TV. Focusing on all that Summerhall has to offer we will build up our longer programmes, our films of plays, concerts and panel discussions, expanding literary coverage and devise ways to represent Summerhall’s museums and archives with TV.”
News of the new channel was reported last month on allmediascotland.com.