Creative Scotland

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Creative Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba Chruthachail [al̪ˠapə xɾuhəxal]) is the development body for the arts and creative industries in Scotland. Based in Edinburgh, it is an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

It inherited the functions of Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council on 1 July 2010, and has the additional remit of supporting the application of creatives skills in the Creative Industries.[clarification needed] The Scottish Government brought it into being in 2010, and an interim company, Creative Scotland 2009, was set up to assist the transition from the existing organisations.

Aims[edit]

The aims of Creative Scotland are:

  • promote an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and culture;
  • identify, support and develop talent and excellence in the arts and culture;
  • seek to realise all the benefits of the arts and culture; and
  • work with partners to support the creative industries.

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Chair[edit]

The Chair of Creative Scotland is Sir Sandy Crombie, former Chief Executive of Standard Life.

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