We're delighted to welcome the following members to Arts & Business Scotland.
Davidson Chalmers is a leading independent Scottish law firm providing practical and commercial advice to businesses and organisations, large and small, across Scotland and beyond. Their specialist legal experts are recognised as leaders in their fields, delivering pragmatic and innovative solutions to help their clients achieve their business objectives.
Applied Arts Scotland
Applied Arts Scotland SCIO is membership organisation run ‘by makers for makers’ giving an authentic, collective and professional voice for the sector. They facilitate tangible benefits currently piloting Shared Creative Modern Apprenticeships and as part of British Council Crafting Futures programme developing maker exchanges with practitioners in Thailand and Mexico.
Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies built around the artistic work of choreographer Natasha Gilmore. The company produces high-quality, accessible performances which tour nationally and internationally. Alongside their professional work, they produce exceptional participatory projects; the two are interdependent with each inspiring the other.
WHALE Arts is a voluntary organisation providing access to the arts for people of all ages in Wester Hailes and across South West Edinburgh for the last 26 years. The WHALE Arts Centre is a unique community asset that provides a range of high quality creative spaces and community facilities.
Centre for Contemporary Arts
CCA is Glasgow’s hub for the arts. Their year-round programme includes exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and performance. CCA has an open-source approach to programming and work with a growing number of partners to whom they offer space to programme their own events.
Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce
Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is an independent, not-for-profit private company, working to create a better business environment for their members and Scottish & Chinese companies, culture and arts professionals and to provide support services in all aspects. They are also the organiser of Edinburgh Chinese Arts & Culture Festival.
Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust
Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust are now over 25 years old. As a mature social enterprise OOTB enliven and animate 5 buildings in Edinburgh. Since 1994 over 2 million people have come through their doors to work, create, exhibit, perform, eat, drink, dance, teach and learn.
Trellis is the national charity for therapeutic gardening in Scotland, established in 2006. They support over 450 groups who help people improve their lives through gardening, providing training, information services, demonstration sessions, an annual conference and site visits. They disseminate research findings and represent the voice of their network.
National Mining Museum Scotland
Based at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, NMMS preserves and manages Scotland's national coal mining heritage- a Recognised Collection of National Significance. They are a 5* visitor attraction offering outstanding guided tours, permanent and temporary exhibitions and education activities for the benefit of visitors and the local community.
The Abbotsford Trust cares for the extraordinary home and collections of author and poet Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders. At Abbotsford, Scott created a ‘novel in stone and mortar’, a place where fact and fiction collide, and The Trust continues to inspire, inform and engage audiences in his life and legacy.