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Key projects

  • We are investing in building to support our thriving and diverse culture sector - exemplified by our investment in the magnificent redesigned National Museum of Scotland, revamped National Portrait Gallery and support for capital projects in Glasgow and the V&A in Dundee
  • Through our Expo Fund established in 2007-08, we are continuing to invest in Edinburgh’s Festivals – providing £2.25 million in 2012-13. The Edinburgh International Festivals generated £261 million for the Scottish economy in 2010 and supported 5,242 new full-time equivalent jobs in Edinburgh.  The Festivals in 2012 are playing host to 25,000 artists, delivering 40,000 performances and attracting visitors from 74 different nations, illustrating the importance of Edinburgh’s Festivals to the world’s cultural calendar.  
  • The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 began on Hogmanay, with a spectacular fireworks display in Scotland's capital, and continues until December 31, 2012. Through an exciting programme celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland's creativity in the global spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing our creative sector and events industry.

  • Get Scotland Dancing aims to encourage more people to get active and participate in dance. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 2014 Commonwealth Games, provide an unparalleled opportunity to raise the profile of dance as a cretive, participative and physical artform.

For further information on these project please use the links on the menu on the left.