Scottish Arts Council

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fine art

Principals and, in 1977, the Queen Mother (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) as Chancellor (Chancellor (education)). He was awarded the San Vita Romano Prize and both the Guthrie (Guthrie Award) and Carnegie Award of the Royal Scottish Academy, where he was elected Fellow in 1962. In addition to the degree from Dundee University, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Stirling University (University of Stirling) in 1987. He served on the Scottish Arts Council and the Royal Fine

Art Commission for Scotland and was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1993. He was appointed as chairman of the Scottish Arts Council in 1996, holding the post for five years, and is currently chairman of the Little Sparta Trust, which maintains Little Sparta, the garden of the late Ian Hamilton Finlay, in the Pentland Hills. The Arches Theatre Company has performed many plays including pieces by Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams, 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.


founder member

. He consistently played an active part in the musical life of the UK, holding executive and advisory positions in such organisations as the Scottish Arts Council, The New Music Group of Scotland, The Society for the Promotion of New Music, The Composers' Guild of Great Britain (Chairman 1986-89) now the British Association of Composers and Songwriters, and The Scottish Society of Composers (of which he was a founder member). In recognition of his artistic achievements, Smith


live artistic

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;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


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;(not maintained after July 1, 2010) footnotes 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. Activities The Council funded all the major areas of the arts, seeking to maintain balance between the many diverse communities of Scotland. In addition, it funded cultural groups and events affiliated

, Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and that the Arts Council was to be replaced by a new body. This change was made in response to the report issued by the Cultural Commission chaired by James Boyle (broadcasting) James


solo 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


literary

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.


debut album

over the former Roe factory in Crossgates, Leeds (Cross Gates), 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


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


poetry book

; 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

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.<

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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