1968 on screen: Radical Film Network festival looks back at a revolutionary era
Beginning in May, the RFN68 will look back to 1968, and consider where we might be in 2068
THE RADICAL FILM NETWORK (RFN) will utilise the 50th anniversary of 1968 and the revolutionary potential it inspired as a “a way to take stock of where we are now, and where we might want to be by 2068.”
Any public funds for Scottish Youth Theatre must be used to tackle inequality, says River City star
Scottish Youth Theatre ‘prices out working-class students’, actor and director Iain Robertson has said
SCOTTISH ACTOR and director Iain Robertson, best known for his roles in Small Faces, The Debt Collector, Sea of Souls, and most recently River City, has written to the Scottish Government calling a portion of any public funds given to Scottish Youth Theatre (SYT) to be used to address inequality of access.
Scottish Government to ‘explore all options’ for Scottish Youth Theatre
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to consider action amid chorus lamenting the announced closure of SYT
FOLLOWING THE Scottish Youth Theatre’s (SYT) Announcement on Wednesday that it would close its doors in July after 41 years due to a failure to secure regular Creative Scotland funding, the first minister has said the Scottish Government will “explore all options” to secure the theatre’s future.
Here's how Scotland is reacting to the new Programme for Government
CommonSpace rounds up a selection of reactions to the new Programme for Government from commentators, trade unions, campaign groups and the third sector.
THE NEW PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT has unveiled a raft of policies, some surprising and some long planned.
Theatre group lands £3,000 in funding to help homeless people be heard
Raised Voices, a creative writing and drama group for people with experience of homelessness, speak to CommonSpace about their uphill climb
“Finding myself without a home was like arriving in a deep, dark hole,” says Raised Voices member Colin Brown.
Robert Blair: The stranglehold on funding by the 'fine arts' threatens our musical future
CommonSpace music critic Robert Blair warns of the talent that could slip through the net in the UK if funding bodies don't step up
DURING a recent debate within the esteemed halls of Oxford University, two opposing sides met to answer a question that may seem at once simple but is simultaneously fraught with a degree of misdirection.
WATCH: The Glasgow Effect - Ellie Harrison reveals the results of year-long project
Watch The Glasgow Effect: A talk by Ellie Harrison live on CommonSpace
GLASGOW-BASED artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when details of her year-long project The Glasgow Effect went viral in January last year.
News in 5 Minutes: Indian army launches assaults in Kashmir, UK and Scottish Governments clash over Brexit economics, and god save us from Glow
CommonSpace brings you the news so you don’t have to go looking for it
TODAY’S INSTALMENT (20 September) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes Indian army attacks in Kashmir, Uk and Scottish Government’s disagreements over Brexinomics, and Towie comes to Glasgow.
News: India launches strikes along Kashmiri-Pakistan border
Creative Scotland’s arts strategy raises concern about low incomes of artists
Creative Scotland report highlights unequal access for both performers and audiences
CREATIVE SCOTLAND has launched its arts strategy for 2016-2017, with one of its core aims being to ensure artists are paid fairly and sustainably for their work.