Scottish Arts Council

What is Scottish Arts Council known for?


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.jp The JK Rowling Story . ''The Scotsman''. 16 June 2003. Accessed 27 May 2009. A year later she was finally given the green light (and a £1500 advance) by editor Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury Publishing), a small publishing house in London. "Meet the Writers: J. K. Rowling". Barnes and Noble. Retrieved 25 March 2006. The decision to publish Rowling's book apparently owes much to Alice Newton, the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsbury's chairman, who was given the first chapter to review by her father and immediately demanded the next. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


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Category:Arts organisations based in Scotland Category:Organisations based in Edinburgh Arts Council (Category:Organisations based in Edinburgh with royal patronage) Arts Council (Category:Scottish Government Learning and Justice Directorate) Arts Council (Category:Funding bodies of Scotland) Category:1967 establishments in Scotland Category:2010 disestablishments in Scotland The city hosts several of Scotland's galleries and organisations dedicated to contemporary visual art

and outreach programme. It started at the "Mull Little Theatre" at Dervaig in 1966 and was the "Smallest Professional Theatre in the World" according to the ''Guinness World Records''. The National Theatre of Scotland were in residence at the Mull Theatre in April 2009. AN TOBAR, based in Tobermory, is the only publicly funded multidisciplinary arts centre in Argyll. Established in 1997, it is a centre for visual arts, crafts and music.<


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and Maxwell, Dominic date 30 July 2007 publisher The Times accessdate 2009-02-28 location London *''The Accidental'' (2005), shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and won the 2005 Whitbread Novel of the Year (Whitbread Book Awards) award. It was announced in January 2006 that Scottish Screen would amalgamate with Scottish Arts Council to form the newly created Creative Scotland, and Creative Scotland is intended to take over these functions in 2010. * '''Charles H. Roe Optare''' ** Like ECW, Roe was a subsidiary of Leyland Bus and its body for the Olympian was outwardly similar to ECW's. A total of 298 Roe-bodied Olympians were built, with the vast majority going to West Yorkshire PTE (West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) (151) and NBC subsidiaries Bristol Omnibus Company (75) and London Country (London Country Bus Services) (60). Of the other twelve, Strathclyde PTE took nine, South Yorkshire PTE (South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive) (which otherwise standardised on the Dennis Dominator) took two originally intended for WYPTE and the Scottish Arts Council took one for use as a mobile art gallery. After Leyland closed the Roe business in 1984, a group of former Roe employees created Optare. The new company took over the former Roe factory in Cross Gates Crossgates, Leeds , and proceeded to body a further 42 Olympians, initially using tooling from ECW. WYPTE took 15, Boro'line Maidstone 12, Reading Transport (Reading Buses) ten, Cambus (Stagecoach in Cambridgeshire) three, and London Cityrama two. The last Optare-bodied Olympian was produced in 1988. Polwart initially gained prominence as lead singer of the group Malinky. With the release of their debut album ''Last Leaves'' in January 2000, Polwart left her job to concentrate on her musical career. After successful stints with Malinky, macAlias and Battlefield Band, and contributions to three volumes (Volumes 7, 8 and 9) of Linn Records' ''The Complete Songs of Robert Burns'' project, she decided to embark on a solo career. In 2003 she released her first solo album, ''Faultlines (Faultlines (album))''. Written and recorded with assistance from the Scottish Arts Council, ''Faultlines'' won the Best Album award at the 2005 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This award, along with 2 others at the same ceremony, increased Polwart's profile not just in the folk community but also in the wider musical arena. She attended commercial college and was a councillor on Strathclyde Regional Council from 1974 to 1979, when she was first elected to the European Parliament in the first elections, in 1979 (European Parliament election, 1979 (United Kingdom)). As an MEP she sat on the European Parliament's Culture Committee as well as being involved in the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Gas Consumers Council. She was life president of the leading Scots gay organisation Outright Scotland. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


visual arts

and outreach programme. It started at the "Mull Little Theatre" at Dervaig in 1966 and was the "Smallest Professional Theatre in the World" according to the ''Guinness World Records''. The National Theatre of Scotland were in residence at the Mull Theatre in April 2009. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


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in Dominic Cooke's "Macbeth" and Dromio of Ephesus in Nancy Meckler's "Comedy of Errors". He played Judas in "Pilate Project" He performed in Boyd's critically acclaimed Histories cycle from 2006-2008 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and The Roundhouse, Camden. His roles in the cycle included Bagot in ''Richard II (Richard II (play))'',


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Magazine''. Retrieved 26 October 2007. Upon the enthusiastic response of Bryony Evens, a reader who had been asked to review the book's first three chapters, the Fulham-based Christopher Little Literary Agents agreed to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. McGinty, Stephen.

a grant of £4,000 from the Scottish Arts Council, which enabled her to finish the book and plan the sequels. She sent the book to an agent (Literary agent) and a publisher, and then the second agent she approached spent a year trying to sell the book to publishers, most of whom thought it was too long at about 90,000&nbsp;words. Barry Cunningham, who was building a portfolio of distinctive fantasies by new authors

, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.


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with immigrant communities and minorities in Scotland. It sponsored two book awards: * The Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award (Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards) (worth £5,000); and * The Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award (worth £10,000). Replacement of the Scottish Arts Council In January 2006, it was announced that the Scottish Government would assume direct responsibility for the main national arts companies ( Scottish Opera

the University of Dundee, an honorary doctorate (D.Litt., literature) from the University of Hull and St Andrews. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2003. ''Terry Street'', Dunn's first collection of poems, appeared in 1969 and received a Scottish Arts Council Book Award as well as a Somerset Maugham Award. * 1974 "Hommage à Diane Arbus" by Jean-Marc Bustamante, Arles' Théâtre

Book Award to the novel in 1999, and it was also awarded Whitaker's Platinum Book Award in 2001.


musical career

2000, Polwart left her job to concentrate on her musical career. After successful stints with Malinky, macAlias and Battlefield Band, and contributions to three volumes (Volumes 7, 8 and 9) of Linn Records' ''The Complete Songs of Robert Burns'' project, she decided to embark on a solo career. In 2003 she released her first solo album, ''Faultlines (Faultlines (album))''. Written and recorded with assistance from the Scottish Arts Council, ''Faultlines'' won the Best


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Reprieve for 7:84 theatre company He subsequently commissioned a series of four plays, ''Wound'' by Nicola McCartney, ''Eclipse'' by Haresh Sharma, ''A Time To Go'' by Selma Dimitrijevic, and ''Doch-An-Doris (A Parting Drink)'' by Linda McLean. Together, these short plays formed ''Re:Union'', a production which toured Scotland in early 2007. This was followed in September 2007 by Raman Mundair's ''The Algebra of Freedom'', which also toured


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in Dominic Cooke's "Macbeth" and Dromio of Ephesus in Nancy Meckler's "Comedy of Errors". He played Judas in "Pilate Project" He performed in Boyd's critically acclaimed Histories cycle from 2006-2008 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and The Roundhouse, Camden. His roles in the cycle included Bagot in ''Richard II (Richard II (play))'',

; ref Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. The Arches Theatre Company has performed many plays including pieces by Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams,

;artscouncilreport2" Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling

Scottish Arts Council

The '''Scottish Arts Council''' ( ) was a Scottish public body (Public bodies of the Scottish Government) responsible for the funding, development and promotion of the arts in Scotland. The Council primarily distributed funding from the Scottish Government as well as National Lottery (National Lottery (United Kingdom)) funds received via the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Scottish Arts Council was formed in 1994 following a restructuring of the Arts Council of Great Britain, but had existed as an autonomous body since a royal charter of 1967. In 2010 it merged with Scottish Screen to form Creative Scotland.

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