ROOTS Industry Talks | Creative Scotland Funding
All industry talks will be held in the Concourse room – Spectrum Centre ground floor.
Creative Scotland Funding
Come along for an introduction to Creative Scotland funding from Conner (Theatre Officer) and Sarah (Creative Learning Officer). Whether you’re looking for funding for research and development, production and touring, or participatory projects, you can come prepared with ideas and questions to make the most of opportunities for the Q&A and 1-2-1 support.
12.15-13.00 Sarah and Conner will deliver a brief talk and host space for a Q&A
13.00-14.15 The speakers will be holding 1-2-1 chats, tick this option when you buy your ticket to sign up. Your slot will be communicated the week before the event.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.
Celebrating Highland art & artists | Forging & deepening creative connections
This talk is part of ROOTS Festival 2023, this is Vivid Roots Collective's first ever theatre festival for Highland and emerging theatre-makers. Join us in celebrating the talented artists in the region, learning new skills, and meeting like-minded creatives with talks, workshops, performances and networking!
The festival is fully in-person at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness. The venue has amazing transport links, situated at the bus station and a 2 minute walk from the train station in the city centre. We are taking over all three of Spectrum's main rooms with a quiet room upstairs for attendees who need to take a break.
This year has been programmed in response to our recent report, FUTURES, which evidences the needs of emerging theatre-makers in the Highlands. You can read our report, see our full digital programme, and learn more about our company on our website.
ROOTS is supported in-kind by the Spectrum Centre; funded in part by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland; and funded in part by Start-It! from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund, delivered by First Port
We are using a pay-what-you-can system for tickets this year because we know that the cost of living has been affecting everyone. We would, however, like to explain that ticket sales are an important source of income. If you are able, choosing a higher ticket price will help us to pay our artists fairly, and improve the experience for all attendees. For those of you who kindly opt to pay the higher prices for the events, you will also be supporting those who face more financial barriers.
All tickets will allow you to attend the festival networking event for free. The festival networking event will be from 8pm-9.30pm on Saturday the 30th September in the theatre.
Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to having you.
To find out about accessing the venue, see the Spectrum Centre website here.
We will be releasing an access bursary scheme in September to subsidise the costs associated with attending a festival in Inverness. Follow us on social media and check out our website for updates on access bursaries.
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