We're delighted to welcome the following members to Arts & Business Scotland.
Ludus Baroque is an Edinburgh-based early music ensemble, performing two of Bach’s great choral works every year. The B Minor Mass in August as a curtain raiser to Edinburgh’s festivals and the Christmas Oratorio in December. Ludus is keen to expand their activities and forge links with Scotland’s business community.
LEWIS Creative Consultants
LEWIS are a team, established over four decades ago as the result of a desire to create great things for their clients, and themselves. Their team of energetic, enthusiastic and approachable developers, designers, strategists and planners work together to offer their clients solutions that always deliver great results. They help businesses and brands tell their stories with great results.
Urbane Art is a contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Edinburgh which presents a diverse collection of artworks by both internationally recognised artists and emerging new talent. The gallery manages an ambitious programme of events throughout the year including artist talks as well as solo and group exhibitions.
Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is an independent trust and charity formed in 1969 and so will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary from July 2019 to June 2020. The Museum is at the heart of the East Neuk fishing community with one of the first 10 nationally ‘Recognised’ collections in Scotland. It has everything from 22 full-sized boats, including the seagoing ‘Reaper’ and ‘White Wing’, to eel spears and costume to paintings. It has full accreditation and 4-star VisitScotland Status. They tell the story of Scotland’s sea fisheries from the earliest times to the present day.
Indepen-dance is an award winning inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfil their potential through dance. They provide weekly creative movement dance classes throughout the year, where participants become lifelong members and join a thriving social network. They also provide bespoke professional training, outreach work, performances, career development and employment opportunities.
Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Community Trust is responsible for the management and operation of a range of community-facing sport, recreation, arts, heritage and library services. As a not-for-profit organisation they strive to support community aspirations, deliver inspiring services and ensure that the experiences they offer provide equality of opportunity and access for all.
The Hidden Gardens
The Hidden Gardens is an environmental artwork which has become an urban greenspace of international repute which is rooted in its local community. Located in south Glasgow, the Hidden Gardens is also a community resource which exists to provide a safe place of sanctuary, learning and participation.
Scottish Redundant Churches Trust
The Scottish Redundant Churches Trust saves historic churches at risk through closure, and works with communities to secure the future of their buildings through expert conservation and creative regeneration. They own seven historic churches of national importance and enable them to be used and enjoyed for the benefit of everyone.
Traveleads is an award-winning Travel Management Company and last year they delivered savings of over £8M to their clients across the UK. They provide industry leading service, expert consultant-led travel solutions and travel booking technology specialising in supporting organisations from the Arts, Media, Group, Sport and Corporate sectors.
The Scottish Arts Club
Founded nearly 150 years ago by a group of visual artists, in 1896 it moved to Rutland Square, Edinburgh and opened membership to artists in all disciplines and ‘like-minded’ people. Today it is open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunches, exhibitions, concerts, talks and other events. Trial membership available.
Hidden Door Festival
Hidden Door is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit arts organisation, which discovers and opens up forgotten urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre-makers, filmmakers, dancers and poets. The festival began in 2014 and has steadily grown in size and reputation. In 2018 it returned to Leith Theatre, also taking up residency in the derelict State Cinema to present a critically acclaimed festival and bring a burst of energy into the city's cultural scene.
Jupiter Artland is a fantastical, 100-acre contemporary sculpture park located outside Edinburgh. Founded in 2009 by Robert & Nicky Wilson, it is home to 33 permanent site-specific sculptures from artists including Charles Jencks, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Antony Gormley. Through its learning programme, Jupiter aims to engage with every child in Scotland, by offering free school visits throughout the year.
Sistema Scotland is a charity on a mission to transform children’s lives in some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. Their Big Noise orchestral programmes use music to foster confidence, resilience, aspiration and teamwork in the children taking part, supporting them to fulfil their potential in all areas of their lives.
Artlink supports the right of disabled people to access the arts, believing that participation in the arts plays a significant role in achieving personal goals and social change. There are four service areas: Arts for Mental Health, Artlink Midlothian, Arts Access and Hospital Arts.
For 20+ years, AKA have specialised in providing marketing and advertising services to arts, cultural, heritage, visitor attractions and live entertainment venues. Working at all budget levels, some of their clients include National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh Playhouse, Kings Theatre, The Lowry, Mary Kings Close to name a few. AKA take a collaborative approach to working with their clients.
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers at the Scottish Crannog Centre, a small independent museum in Kenmore, Perthshire. Immerse yourself in Iron Age life with artefacts; demonstrations of textiles, cooking and ancient crafts & technology; paddle in a replica logboats and take in the atmosphere of the amazing Crannog Roundhouse.
Visual Arts Scotland
Visual Arts Scotland is a leading platform for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. Originally an organisation for women artists, the society since the 1980s has championed craft makers, designers and applied arts practitioners. Their relationship with contemporary fine art practice is at the heart of Visual Arts Scotland's mission today.
New Lanark Trust
New Lanark Trust aims to maintain New Lanark World Heritage Site as a living community with a resident population and new opportunities for employment, as well as encouraging visitors to explore the history of the village and discover the landscape, history and ideals that made it famous.