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Free event – Sharing the Power – exploring collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities

Sharing the Power – exploring collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities

20 November 2018
Perth Concert Hall (Norrie Miller room)
10.30 am – 4.00 pm

FREE, but ticketed.
Register to book here:

This event will explore collaborative decision-making and sharing power with communities.  The session will include a presentation by Chrissie Tiller, introducing the ‘Power Up’* resource, insights from case study speaker (TBC), and the opportunity to work collaboratively exploring and unpicking questions included in Power Up relating to: power, privilege, values, collaboration, politics and ethics.

*Power Up is a think-piece written by Chrissie Tiller for Creative People and Places that looks at unearthing and unpicking some of the complexities and challenges of sharing power.

Further info:

What will you get from attending?

  • An introduction to ‘Power Up’ and time and space to explore its questions with others;
  • Ideas and inspiration from case studies
  • The opportunity to step out of day to day work to look at your practice differently
  • Inspiration to try new/ different approaches to your work
  • Time to discuss ideas and share experiences with others


Who should come?

The event is open to artists, arts practitioners and non-arts practitioners with an interest in and/or responsibility for creative learning and participatory arts.
30% of tickets will be reserved for non-arts practitioners.  We strongly encourage arts practitioners to bring a non-arts buddy/ collaborator with them to help share the learning and future working.


More about this event

This event is part of a series of events planned by Creative Scotland’s Creative Learning team taking place from November 2018 to March 2019.  The events aim to inspire practice and support networking and skills development.  For more information and to keep informed of events visit the Creative Learning events page:

Alice McGrath
Creative Director, Red Bridge Arts
M: 07780 607665

Pages of the Sea – FREE – national project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One

Pages of the Sea is a Nationwide Project that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Directed by Danny Boyle, you are invited to participate in a one off UK wide historical event.

Pages of the Sea



RSNO 360 Live: Inventions and Innovators – concerts, workshops and resources

Innovative composers and ingenious inventions:
join us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Scotland’s
National Orchestra. From Beethoven’s influential
5th Symphony to Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, let
your class experience a live symphony orchestra with
music they’ll recognise and love.
With interactive elements throughout, the RSNO
primary schools concerts aim to enrich children’s
understanding of music and are the perfect
introduction to the orchestra for young pupils.

With every booking each school will also receive:
FREE In-school workshop delivered by an
RSNO musician
FREE Teacher training session
FREE Teacher’s resource pack


RSNO 360 Live 2018-19 (RELAXED PERF)

RSNO 360 Live 2018-19

RSNO Young Ambassadors – 16-21 year olds

Are you aged 16-21 and have a passion for all things classical music? We’d love you to join us as one of our RSNO Young Ambassadors for our 18:19 season.

Young Ambassadors are invited to attend forums throughout the season working alongside the RSNO team to debate the direction of youth engagement within classical music.  Ambassadors also gain work experience opportunities, receive free tickets for RSNO concerts and get the chance meet RSNO musicians and conductors.

For further details and for the 18:19 application form visit the RSNO website

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018

If you have any further questions please contact the RSNO Learning and Engagement team on 0141 225 3584 or email


Connecting Generations Competition – Interfaith Week 2018

To celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week 2018 which is taking place from 11th – 18th November, Interfaith Scotland is looking for budding artists to take part in our ‘Connecting Generations’ competition.

There is a top prize of £50 and winning entries will have their work displayed at the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week taking place at the Town House, Aberdeen on 12th November 2018. Entries are open to individuals and groups of all ages. You do not need to be part of a faith group to enter this competition. The deadline for entries is Monday 22nd October.
See the PDFs below for entry details.

Creative Competition Flyer

Connecting Generations Competition Entry Form

Connecting Generations Art Competition Advice Sheet

RSNO Notes From Scotland: A national competition for young composers

Attend an afternoon of workshops, where you can gain top composing tips from experts, before submitting a short work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet.
Competition entries will be shortlisted and five finalists will have their piece played musicians from the RSNO in a live final on Saturday 1st July, 2018.

Notes From Scotland Workshop
Saturday 2nd June
14.00 – 17.00
New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, G2 3NX

To sign up for a free place at the workshop afternoon please email with your name, age and contact telephone number.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday 19th June 2018.

For further details please see attached flyer or visit

Best wishes,

The RSNO Engage Team

New Quality Assured Creative Partner – Jupiter Artland

Meet the latest quality assured Creative Partner to join the directory of quality assured creative partners available on the Creativity Portal – offering a ground breaking learning programme, and free visits for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and community groups.

Message from the Skies : Short Story Competition – postcodes EH, FK, KY

Please see details on the link below for an amazing opportunity for your pupils to have their short story projected onto buildings in the city this coming Hogmanay.




The competition is open to young people aged 18 and under who live, or attend school, in an EH, FK or KY postcode. There will be a winner from each of these age groups:

  • Primary School aged
  • S1 – S3
  • S4 – S6 or school leavers 18 and under

In January, each winning story will be projected onto buildings in Edinburgh for an hour a day, for around a week.

Scottish Interfaith Week 2017 – Creativity and Art Competition

Are you between 5 and 18 years old?

Do you like creating artwork?

Do you want to win prizes up to £ 50?

Take part in the Scottish Interfaith Week art competition!

Scottish Interfaith Week is an annual festival in November celebrating religious diversity and what different faiths have in common.

How can you participate?

Design an Interfaith place of worship for the 21st century”

– it can be a drawing, painting, digital model or 3D model.

✓ You can enter on your own or as a group.

✓ Be as creative as you can!

The deadline for entries is 23rd October.

Guidelines, poster and application form below.

For more information go to or email us at or call us on 0141 5580778.

Creativity and the Arts Competition Advice Sheet

Creativity and the Arts Competition Entry Form

SIFW 2017 Art Competition Poster

Career Conversation – all about Creativity and Employability – parents – Edinburgh

May – Firhill High School 30th Flyer: Firrhill 30th May

6th June – Craigmount High School – Flyer: Craigmount 6th June

 Are you a parent of children in p7 to S6? If so, this is especially for you and your children who are also very welcome! But come anyway as it will be of interest to anyone whose work supports or informs any aspect of young people’s career pathways.


These 2 events are modelled on the very successful Creative Conversations. Please share with your friends and neighbours who are also parents and encourage them to come along too.

There will be refreshments and you are welcome to either event. Please RSVP to

Looking forward to seeing you there


Linda Lees | Lifelong Learning Strategic Manager (Creativity, Health and Wellbeing) | Schools and Lifelong Learning | Communities and Families | The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court, Business Centre 1/2, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 469 3956 | Mobile 07917 825007 |