Arts & Business Scotland Development Forum

Registration: 14:15 | Event 15:00 - 19:00


RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX

Registration: 14:15 Event: 15:00 - 17:30 followed by a Drinks Reception

Developed in partnership with and presentations from Creative Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, An Lanntair Arts Centre and Gael Force Group.

Session One: The Centenary of the Iolaire Disaster

The Culture & Business Fund Scotland supported the creation of a new permanent sculpture to commemorate the Iolaire disaster, one of the most devastating peacetime tragedies in British Maritime History unveiled at the Iolaire Centenary Service by HRH The Prince Charles, Lord of the Isles, on 1st January 2019.

Elly Fletcher, Chief Executive An Lanntair Arts Centre and Stewart Graham, Managing Director of Gael Force Group will present on how their partnership made this possible and the impacts this has had on their organisations, the community on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, and the family and descendants of the 201 service men who lost their lives 100 years ago, and those who survived.

Session Two: Cultural Sector Funders Key Updates

This invaluable session for the cultural sector will have presentations from three key national funding bodies talking about their development plans, new grant programmes, associated changes and re-focussing of priorities followed by a Q&A with attendees.
Iain Munro, Acting Chief Executive, Creative Scotland
Diane Gray, Acting Head, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland
Caroline Clark, Acting Head of Grants, Historic Environment Scotland

The Arts & Business Scotland Development Forums are meeting places for arts and heritage organisations to find out the latest news impacting on the cultural sector, hear from experts in their field and to learn from creative business and cultural partnerships that have made a significant impact on people and communities across Scotland. Please book as soon as possible to secure your place.

Tickets are FREE to arts, business and heritage members of Arts & Business Scotland and only £30 +VAT to non-members

What previous Development Forum attendees said:

Click here to watch some short video clips of attendees from recent Development Forums.

“It’s by far the best forum around to find out about cultural activities and the link with business opportunities” Scott Craig, Partner, Scott Moncrieff

“It’s a good opportunity to meet others in the sector in a welcoming atmosphere” Molly Goyer, Imaginate

“Great opportunity to meet new people from across different sectors” Scott Byrne, General Manager, Hospitalfield

“Been to many conferences this month - friendly 'non-stuffy' format makes A&BS always one to look forward to.” SJ Dooley, Events Manager, EventScotland

“Great fun networking and good content, taking away a lot” Gavin McLellan, John Muir Trust

‘Brilliant for meeting other organisations" Lorna Sinclair, Glasgow Film Theatre

“Go along and network - work the room!” Gerry Corish, Marketing Director, Scottish Salmon Company

“Informative, lively, good mix of organisations represented” Rebecca Low, Traverse Theatre

“Well worth crossing Scotland in mid winter but be brave to speak up” Jane Mayo, Chairman, Campbeltown Community Business Ltd

“A good network to develop your approach and practice in a supporting environment” Giles Ingram, CEO, Abbotsford Trust

“Great networking and content - go!”  Margaret Clift McNulty, National Museums Scotland

“Great to know there is A) an organisation like Arts & Business Scotland  and B) a network of fundraisers as interested” Shona Thomson, Producer and Curator, A Kind of Seeing