• Petitioned Sir Sandy Crombie, Chairman, Creative Scotland

This petition was delivered to:

Sir Sandy Crombie, Chairman, Creative Scotland

Respond and act on the letter of 8 October 2012 from 100 artists

    1. Petition by

      Roanne Dods

      Glasgow, United Kingdom

It has been difficult for many in the artistic, creative and cultural community to voice their opinions, experiences and exasperation with the ongoing crisis at Creative Scotland. A group of people started the process, and put the letter together in very quick time, and there will be others who would like to sign up to the letter. If you want to add your name to the letter please sign up here.

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    • Ian Harvey GOVAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a fan of live music, and obviously limits on funding limits the creative arts, and their accessibility to lovers of the same.

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    • Bill Kyle EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      The Scottish jazz scene has consistently produced world-class players, but the provision of playing opportunities, and facilities for their development on their home ground are crucial. The SAC did actually support the jazz scene and awarded funds to organisations which could in turn create a multitude of both performance opportunities and development challenges for Scottish-based players. However, CS is now handing out 'Investment' cash in all the wrong directions, apparently with no expert guidance, no knowledge of what's really needed, nor any evidence of research. And there appears to be no measurement of their 'Return on Investment'! This all needs a severe shake-up.

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    • Tom Pow DUMFRIES DG2 7AF, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because clearly dialogue is needed.

      The energy that creative practitioners have should go into their work. There is something amiss if artists feel they have to use their energies to engage with an organisation whose function is/should be to support them.

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    • Peter McRae ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the well being of all artists is important for the creative health of Scotland.

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    • HEATHER NEVAY GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a practicing artist and am concerned at the state of affairs especially at a time when it is terribly difficult to survive financially through creative practice.

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