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Arts & Business Scotland Development Forum

Date 22 February 2019
Time 2.30pm
Venue RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX
Organiser Arts & Business Scotland


Tickets are FREE to arts, business and heritage members of Arts & Business Scotland and only £30 +VAT to non-members


About the Event

Registration: 2.30pm | Event 3pm - 7pm

Developed in partnership with and presentations from Creative Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, An Lanntair Arts Centre and Gael Force Group.


Session One: The Centenary of the Iolaire Disaster

The Culture & Business Fund Scotland supported the creation of a new permanent sculpture to commemorate the Iolaire disaster, one of the most devastating peacetime tragedies in British Maritime History, unveiled at the Iolaire Centenary Service by HRH Prince Charles, Lord of the Isles, on 1st January 2019.

Elly Fletcher, Chief Executive An Lanntair Arts Centre and Stewart Graham, Managing Director of Gael Force Group, will present on how their partnership made this possible and the impacts this has had on their organisations, the community on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, and the family and descendants of the 201 service men who lost their lives 100 years ago, and those who survived.


Session Two: Cultural Sector Funders' Key Updates

This invaluable session for the cultural sector will have presentations from three key national funding bodies talking about their development plans, new grant programmes, associated changes and refocusing of priorities followed by a Q&A with attendees.


Iain Munro, Acting Chief Executive, Creative Scotland

Diane Gray, Acting Head, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland

Caroline Clark, Acting Head of Grants, Historic Environment Scotland


The Arts & Business Scotland Development Forums are meeting places for arts and heritage organisations to find out the latest news impacting on the cultural sector, hear from experts in their field and to learn from creative business and cultural partnerships that have made a significant impact on people and communities across Scotland. Please book as soon as possible to secure your place.

What previous Development Forum attendees said:

“Great fun networking and good content, taking away a lot” Gavin McLellan, John Muir Trust

“A good network to develop your approach and practice in a supporting environment” Giles Ingram, CEO, Abbotsford Trust

“It’s by far the best forum around to find out about cultural activities and the link with business opportunities” Scott Craig, Partner, Scott-Moncrieff

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