History

Our history

2014
A&B Scotland unveil its 2014-2017 Corporate Plan, an ambitious, new three-year strategy

2013
David Watt, previously Director of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, is appointed as Chief Executive as Barclay Price retires 

2011
A&B Scotland celebrates 25th anniversary and becomes independent Scottish charity

2009
A&B Scotland CashBack for Communities ‘Art of the Pitch’ event in Aberdeen raises £45,000 for arts projects

2006
A&B Scotland launches New Arts Sponsorship matching grants scheme with support from Scottish Government

1999
ABSA rebrands as Arts & Business (A&B)

1996
Board Bank is launched by ABSA

1995
ABSA’s Arts & Work programme is launched to encourage arts-based training by businesses

1993
ABSA Tax Guide is issued

1991
Scottish Arts Council begins funding ABSA in Scotland

1986
Association of Business Sponsorship and the Arts (ABSA) establishes the first Scotland office in April 1986