Media Release: Creative Scotland open sessions expanded to include Glasgow

Series of open sessions expanded to include:

 Dumfries, Glasgow and Aberdeen

Public sessions designed to inform the future of Creative Scotland

New events in addition to five previously announced open sessions taking place at other venues across Scotland

For more information and to book a place visit:

THREE open sessions to be held in Dumfries, Glasgow and Aberdeen have been added to a series of events being held across the country to help inform the future operational and policy direction of Creative Scotland.

Open to the general public, the sessions which will feature a combination of guest speakers, group discussions and open debate, will take place throughout March and April.

The newly-announced open sessions are:

Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on Thursday 25 April from 12noon-4pm

Platform, Glasgow on Friday 26 April from 12 noon – 4pm

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen on Monday 29 April from 12noon – 4pm

Previously-announced sessions are taking place in Dundee, Edinburgh, Greenock, Inverness and Skye.

The events are being held as part of the organisation’s programme of change, the key themes of which were announced in the Board statement of 7 December 2012.

All the open sessions will cover the following themes:

  • What kind of future do people working in the arts, screen and creative industries want to see and how can Creative Scotland support that vision?
  • How do we get the balance right in terms of supporting the arts, screen and the creative industries?
  • What are the challenges and what are the opportunities and how can we collectively take better advantage of these?

The key themes from these sessions will be captured and presented online for further discussion and contributions.

Sessions are free to attend but advance booking is required.

For more information and to book a place, visit

Follow the conversation on twitter: #csopen


Editor’s notes

The full list of sessions:

  • DCA, Dundee on 15 March, 12noon-4pm
  • Dovecot, Edinburgh on 19 March 12noon-4pm
  • The Beacon, Greenock on 11 April, 12noon-4pm
  • Eden Court, Inverness on 16 April, 12noon-4pm
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye on 23 April, 12noon-4pm
  • Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on 25 April, 12noon-4pm
  • Platform, Glasgow on 26 April, 12noon-4pm
  • Lemon Tree, Aberdeen on 29 April, 12noon-4pm

Media Contacts

Wendy Grannon

07916 137 632
Kenneth Fowler

07970 557 960

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