CashBack for Creativity Open Fund

Delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland, the Open Fund is a strand of Creative Scotland’s CashBack for Creativity programme.

The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund will support organisations seeking small amounts of funding so that they can deliver creative activity to young people – primarily those young people living in deprived communities and who have traditionally found it hardest to access such creative opportunities.

We would like to see applications for projects that provide opportunities to as many young people as possible, should be fun, engaging and accessible. Projects will be expected to engage young people in a short-term project that builds their confidence, self-esteem, and enhances their wellbeing. 

Applicant organisations can apply for funding of up to £10k, to deliver up to 12 months of creative activity to young people aged 10-24

Round Three April 2019 – February 2020
* Applications open November 26 2018
* Application deadline January 25 2019.
* Projects to be completed and reports submitted by the end of March 2020.
* Total Budget for this round of funding will be around £300k

Local Authority priority areas:

The Open Fund seeks to reach all Local Authorities in Scotland. However for this final round of the fund we are particularly interested in receiving applications from the following areas:

* Angus
* Argyll and Bute
* East Dunbartonshire
* Orkney
* Perth and Kinross
* South Ayrshire
* South Lanarkshire

For more information, go to https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/funding/cashback-for-communities/cashback-for-creativity-open-fund/

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact cashback@youthlinkscotland.org (cashback@youthlinkscotland.org), or visit https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/funding/cashback-for-communities/cashback-for-creativity-open-fund/

The deadline is Friday 25 January 2019 at 13:00.

(Via Creative Scotland)

Open Call for Collaborators

FLOORED is a project from The Reverse Engineer
+ Trudat Sound & Light. We periodically release
forward-thinking sound, music and mixed-media work
in digital and innovative physical editions. We host
irregular parties in Glasgow and Edinburgh that start
strange and end with dancing. These are supported
by a newly commissioned artwork and audio mix
based on a loose theme.

Sometimes it can feel like there is nothing new – just recombinations of things that we have already seen.
But this kind of creative cross-pollination can lead to exciting possibilities and is central to our approach at Floored.

To keep things interesting we are keen to work with people outside our usual social and creative circles – people who will help us reconsider what we think we know and embrace new ideas and approaches.

If you have an idea for a performance or an artwork, a theme for a party or any other contribution then we would love to hear from you.
Our intention is to provide a friendly, enthusiastic space to experiment, try out new things and hone ideas, so your proposal needn’t be fully finished and nothing is too weird.

There is no deadline, this call is ongoing.

Please get in touch with your ideas: hello@flooredmusic.com

Location: Edinburgh City, Glasgow City

For further information, please contact hello@flooredmusic.com (hello@flooredmusic.com), or visit http://flooredmusic.com/

The deadline is Tuesday 01 January 2019 at 10:00.

(Via Creative Scotland)

Call Out for Non-Fiction Submissions

The Selkie is looking for submissions!

Established earlier this year in Edinburgh but accepting and publishing work from all over the world, The Selkie is one of the newest and most exciting voices in online independent publishing, committed to diversifying the field by representing writers from traditionally marginalised backgrounds, and amplifying their voices and stories. This includes writers who are women, people of colour; minorities in predominantly white nations; refugees and first-generation immigrants; LGBTQIA+; those living with mental illness, or physical or other disabilities; those persecuted for their political or religious beliefs; victims of violence, or domestic or sexual abuse; and those without access to higher education degrees, living below the poverty line, or who are/have been homeless or incarcerated. 

Our first anthology, based around the theme of Transformation, is coming out soon, but now we are looking again for stimulating, thought-provoking, and vibrant nonfiction writing, on all themes and in all its forms, including personal essays, biography, critical and opinion pieces. Submissions should be roughly between 1,000 and 2,000 words and should be emailed to nonfiction@theselkie.co.uk.

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer payment for submissions, but published authors will enjoy a readership of 2000 views a month; dedicated authorial support and promotion, including publicising any other features, publications, and pieces written by the author; and no submission fees. Become part of our writing and reading community.

Head to http://theselkie.co.uk/ to explore our collection, find out more about what we do, including workshops for New Writers looking for that extra bit of support, and for details of how to submit fiction, poetry, features and artwork.

Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
@TheSelkieUK

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland, International

For further information, please contact samlebutt@theselkie.co.uk (Sam Le Butt), or call 07858953607, or visit http://theselkie.co.uk/

The deadline is Monday 31 December 2018 at 14:00.

(Via Creative Scotland Opportunities)

Our History

Outspoken Arts Scotland Ltd is the legacy of a movement that began with the foundation of the Glasgay! Festival in 1993, founded as a direct response the Section 28 legislation banning the promotion of homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.

Glasgay! launched on Saturday 30th October 1993. This lesbian and gay arts festival was the innovation of Cordelia Ditton, well known in national arts scene as a performer, writer, and co-director of Gay Sweatshop. The introduction of Section 28 in 1988 galvanised a whole new era of political and public agitation and resulted also in the founding in 1989 of the influential national lobbying group Stonewall.

Ditton herself had been involved in the campaign against Section 28. Ditton recognised that important local organisations such as the Glasgow branch of Switchboard already existed. However, it was her idea that a lesbian and gay arts festival, would make the lesbian and gay communities of Glasgow more visible. In 1991 she joined forces with Glasgow-based freelance arts administrator Dominic D’Angelo. Both were determined to to produce an arts festival that would show gay lifestyles and performers and work in a very, very positive light. The mission was to change public opinion about lesbian and gay people and to show the wealth of amazing work that was out there.

The 1993 Festival opened to huge acclaim garnering audiences of just over 26,000 attenders. However, there were hateful campaigns in the press, from Tory Councillors and members of the public de-crying the use of public money on such gay art. This backlash and the difficulties it faced caused two years of festival blackout – 1994 and 1996.

In 1995 Cordelia and Dominic stepped down and a new board of directors was convened and the charity Gala Scotland Ltd established. This company then carried forward the legacy and produced the festival from 1995 to 2014.

In its history the festival worked with many of the top gay and lesbian artists in the world. Names such as Sir Ian McKellen, Simon Fanshawe, Donna McPhail, Edwin Morgan, Jackie Kay, Rhona Cameron, Annie Sprinkle, Penny Arcade, Bette Bourne, Diamanda Galas, Neil Bartlett, Scott Capurro, Pam Ann, Four Poofs and a Piano, Lypsinka, Louise Welsh, Marc Almond, Alan Carr, Zoe Strachan, Stewart Laing, and John Waters are amongst the many others that have graced the festival stages.

The work of the festival was always dominated by the prevailing social climate in terms of acceptance, tolerance and understanding of LGBT rights, equality and the march of progress. That social progress has resulted in the repealing of Section 28 of the Government Act 1998; the Civil Partnership Act (2004) and The Equality Act (2010).
Glasgay! artists across the generations have presented work in various artforms that continually reflect social attitudes, behaviours and experiences of the LGBT community. The Glasgay! Festival was a place where LGBT life was acknowledged, celebrated and understood.

Over the 21 years of its history the festival was funded mainly on a year to year basis by the Scottish Arts Council and, subsequently its successor, Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council. From 2007 to 2014 it enjoyed regular 3 year funding agreements from the Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland. In 2015 the Company was unsuccessful in its bid to become a new RFO client and the Board was asked to consider the future of the festival without the support of Creative Scotland.

The Company was also asked to consider its national role as a promoter of equality and the broader protected characteristics. It was clear that whilst the festival clearly enjoyed strong support in Glasgow the need to spread the message of equality, particularly to outer-lying communities was the principal challenge. The Company agreed to enter a period of funding transition and the board took the bold step of retiring the festival and renaming the charity, rebranding and re-purposing the mission.

The name Outspoken Arts Scotland was chosen to reflect the campaigning roots of the festival as legacy of a movement. A new mission was adopted to work in outerlying communities and to work across all, or most, of the protected characteristics. This transition period lasted for nearly two years 2015-2017 and the Company delivered a number of projects across that period.

The Company continues to be funded by Creative Scotland & Glasgow City Council and since 2018 by Renfrewshire Council.

Archives

The entire administrative, artistic, press & PR archive of the Glasgay! Festival 1993-2014 was transferred to Glasgow University’s Scottish Theatre Archive in Spring 2018.  This archive is still being catalogued and documented but reference to it should eventually appear at this link. http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/search/

 

See this link for Commissions, productions, presentations and a list of artists/companies who appeared.

Appendix N – Our History 1993-2014

Equalities Resources

Equalities Resources

(this page is under construction)

As an organisation that produces, presents and promotes work with people with protected characteristics we are guided by principally the Equality Act 2010.

As an arts organisation we also draw our working principles on a number of guidance frameworks presented by our funders.  Some of these are as follows

  1. Creative Scotland – Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion Plan
  2. Scottish Government – Community Empowerment Act 2015
  3. Scottish Government – Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004
  4. LGBT Youth Scotland – offer many resources for young people

6. Older People – Scottish Government – All Our Futures: Planning for a Scotland with an Ageing Population

7. Resources for the Disabled:  |  Flip Artists  |  Artlink Scottish Government

8. Faith  |  Renfrewshire Interfaith Group  |  Scotland interfaith

9. Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic  |  BEMIS REEM

Disability Resource Centre

Disability Resource Centre

 

renfrewshire.gov.uk/drc |  facebook.com/DRCentre

 

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a day centre providing services for physically disabled and sensory impaired people living in Renfrewshire. We actively promote independent living through various leisure, social, educational and employment activities and services. The DRC is in a light, airy, purpose-built building, surrounded by an accessible garden, close to the centre of Paisley. We aim to be a welcoming, supportive and inclusive place, where people come to socialise and network as well as taking part in activities. We are flexible to peoples’ needs. Some people choose to come to the DRC for the whole day, while others take part in specific activities.

The centre has a range of specialist facilities including an accessible kitchen, library and club room. A hot meal is available at lunch time with snacks & drinks available throughout the day.

Some of the activities on offer include: Art, tai chi, yoga, knitting, history, computing, film making, photography, woodwork, web design, gardening, social sciences, cookery, creative writing, relaxation. We also run some activities out with the centre, including: swimming, sailing, music making and Gaelic classes.

Various disability groups and organisations use the centre for meetings and activities.

RENFREWSHIRE LEISURE

Renfrewshire Leisure

 

renfrewshireleisure.comtwitter.com/RL4Leisure | facebook.com/RL4Leisureinstagram.com/renfrewshireleisure

 

Renfrewshire Leisure provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation, sport, cultural, social or other leisure time occupation as are beneficial to the community, for the general public in, or in connection with the Renfrewshire area and its neighbourhood in furthering the interests of social welfare.”

History:The transfer of Renfrewshire Councils indoor sports centres and swimming pools in January 2003 through the creation of Renfrewshire Leisure was the direct result of an earlier strategic study on sports provision in the local area. From the 1 July 2015 Renfrewshire Leisure took on the management of assets such as Town Halls, Libraries, Museums and Paisley Arts Centre along with Sports Development, Active Schools functions and playing fields.

Working in a collaboration with Renfrewshire Leisure to co-produce a number of different creative programmes.

QUEER TIMES 2019

Queer Times 2019

 

https://galleryofmodernart.wordpress.com/

 

queer timɘs school is an opportunity for LGBTPQI citizens – and their allies – to participate in history-making by chronicling some of the complex controversies, breakthroughs and experiences that have shaped queer Scottish life over the past 50 years. It is for those who feel that their daily experience, or a specific experience, however small it may seem, has been uncharted or unrecognised.

A programme in collaboration with Outspoken Arts Scotland and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.

Featuring LGBTPQIA+ artists who will present thought provoking works addressing the main themes, issues and context of the centrepiece exhibition at GOMA.

PRIDE 2019

PRIDE 2019

 

We will be taking part in a brand new and fabulous Pride 2019 in Glasgow.

Pride Glasgow is an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride festival held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pride 2019 will be a new fully inclusive event for the whole community, free to access and run by and for the community.

TH.CARS2 PROJECT

Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme 2

 

renfrewshire.gov.uk/THCars2

 

Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (Paisley TH.CARS2) is a building repair and shopfront improvement grant scheme, which aims to improve historic properties and streetscape within the TH.CARS2 area to help regeneration in Paisley. The scheme was launched on the 21st February 2017 and it will run until 2021.

Paisley TH.CARS2 is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Renfrewshire Council, and gives grant opportunities to property owners in a defined area of Paisley Town Centre focusing on High St, New St, Shuttle St and George Pl.

The programme also includes a number of Heritage Education, Training and Events. The activities will engage diverse audiences with the heritage and culture of Paisley, with an emphasis on learning through making, particularly around traditional building skills and textiles.