Useful Contacts & Resources

Here you will find links to some useful contacts for organisations working in the arts and cultural sector in Fife and across Scotland as well as some useful resources.

 
ON at Fife is Fife's largest independent arts organisation, operating four major venues  and work with partners to create  new work.  Their vision is to promote and increase participation in the arts in Fife.  Their vision is to be renowned for fantastic experiences powered by the creativity and energy of their people, partners and the places we inhabit.
  
Fife Contemporary Art and Craft is funded by the Creative Scotland and Fife Council and aims to present the highest quality of contemporary visual art and craft activities across Fife, and extending beyond to the rest of Scotland, the UK and the EC. FCA&C focus on establishing opportunities for the people of Fife and providing means of supporting the development and networking of artists and makers based in Fife. FCA&C have a section on their website which lists organisations with an arts remit in Fife and a page of links to a range of arts organisations across Scotland and beyond:
 
FCA&C have a dedicated area on their website for a variety of artist resources and a craft and visual artists' mailing list you can join to receive regular newsletters with information on news and opportunities.
  
Creative Scotland is the new national leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries. Investing in talented people and exciting ideas, developing the creative industries and championing everything that’s good about Scottish creativity.  Scotland boasts an incredible range of talent, from award-winning directors and writers to widely recognised actors and internationally renowned architects and digital companies. As a result of the wealth of indigenous talent, Scotland produces a huge volume of home-grown productions and products each year. Scotland’s arts, culture and creative industries are worth shouting about. Creative Scotland lead the shouting. Creative Scotland took over the functions and resources of Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council but also has a wider set of responsibilities for developing the sector.
Creative Scotland's vision is 'That Scotland is recognised as a leading creative nation - one that attracts, develops and retains talent, where the arts and creative industries are supported and celebrated and their economic contribution is fully captured, a nation where the arts and creativity play a central part in the lives, education and wellbeing of our population.'
 
The Art of Learning is a publication available on the archived Scottish Arts Council website. It demonstrates how the arts and creativity can be used across the curriculum. This is a resource for the whole schools’ community and all those with an interest in quality learning and teaching.
 

FifeScreen and TayScreen Is a partnership between the Councils of Angus, Dundee City, Fife and Perth & Kinross which started in March 2002. The partnership was formed to promote Fife and Tayside for media development and film and TV production, post-production and animation. The TayScreen team is very experienced working with media projects and can get things moving for you.  So let them help you find the right film and TV locations, crew and facilities for your project. 

http://www.tayscreen.com/  

 

The Imagineeringfife toolkit is a resource designed to provide those working with children and young people a range of creative methods that utilise culture and the arts. Using the toolkit ensures a better engagement with children and young people, helping them plan for their lives and to work towards the development and improvement of their communities.

 
Voluntary Arts Scotland promotes participation in the arts and crafts by supporting the development of the voluntary arts sector. Voluntary Arts Scotland offers help and support to organisations, groups and individuals engaged in the voluntary arts through the following:
  • Drawing together voluntary arts and crafts groups and their representative bodies
  • Providing them with information, advice and training
  • Ensuring their interests are represented to policy makers, funders and politicians
  • Improving the environment for everyone participating in the arts and crafts

Their website provides a range of useful resources:

http://www.vascotland.org.uk/

 
YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation, representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector. Their website includes pages dedicated to the arts:
 
Cultural EnterpriseOffice (CEO) is Scotland’s specialist business support and development service for creative businesses and practitioners. The CEO website also provides information, advice and event postings.
 
Arts and Business Scotland forge partnerships between the arts and business, connecting companies and individuals to cultural organisations and providing expertise and insight to enable them to prosper together. 
 
Nesta is the UK’s leading independent expert on how innovation can solve some of the country’s biggest social and economic challenges. Their creative enterprise toolkit contains tried and tested methods for teaching enterprise skills to creative individuals who are thinking about setting up a business. http://www.nesta.org.uk/areas_of_work/creative_economy/creative_enterprise_toolkit_startups
 
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England. Their website includes useful resources to download:
 
a-n The Artists Information Company’s mission is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and affirm the value of artists in society. Useful resources can be downloaded from their website:
 
 
PVG Scheme is the new membership scheme introduced by the Scottish Government to replace the old disclosure system for people who work with vulnerable groups.  Further details on the new scheme can be found at:
 
Curriculum for Excellence is bringing learning to life in the way education is delivered for all 3-18 year olds - in nursery, primary, secondary, at college, workplace or community learning.  It takes a fresh approach to what, how and where young people learn.  It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and develop skills, closing the gap between the lowest and highest performers.  Ultimately, it aims to nurture young people as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.  Check out the following wbesites to find out more  about how your skills can deliver against the Curriculum for Excellence.
 
The Creativity Portal is a collaborative environment for practitioners, designed to inform, inspire and encourage debate around creativity.  It has been developed as a partnership between Creative Scotland and Education Scotland.  Visit the Creativity Portal to be inspired, build creative partnerships and develop your creative learning and teaching.
http://www.creativityportal.org.uk

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