Embedding business into culture and creativity into business

Our vision is for a Scotland where culture thrives, is celebrated, and enriches social, civic and economic lives. And our mission, therefore, is to be the connector between the culture and business sectors; to enable, inspire and support exciting and mutually beneficial cross-sector relationships, to build knowledge, skills and support where they’re needed most, and to champion the impact and value of cultural experiences on all of our lives.

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Andrew Perry, 2020

Introduction to being a board member (March course)

C&BS Head Board Development, Catriona Reynolds, takes new trustees and board members through their paces in two information-packed, hands-on sessions delivered over two days...

Thursday 7 & Thursday 14 March | 10am-1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Attracting sponsorship for regional and rural organisations

You don’t need a business park, office block or manufacturing hub on your doorstep to attract sponsorship! Find out how to maximise opportunities outside cities and the central belt with Alice Samtoy in this insightful two-hour session.

Coming soon | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Going for gold – securing business sponsorships from start to finish

This practical course, led by Alice Samtoy, provides comprehensive training to deepen your knowledge and take your corporate fundraising to the next level.

Coming soon | 9.30am - 4pm

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Introduction to Sponsorship

The course has been designed as a first step into corporate fundraising, offering an overview of essential sponsorship knowledge along with practical skills to help you develop successful sponsorships.

Coming soon | 9.30am - 12pm | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

The role of the Board in fundraising

Fundraising is an important item on any board agenda in the culture sector and key to the success of the organisation. As a trustee, how can you help and what do you need to know? Catriona Reynolds gives essential guidance in this two-hour session. 

Coming soon | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Understanding intellectual property (IP) laws

We’re working with Anderson Strathern to develop a session explaining the different types of intellectual property (IP) most commonly applicable in the arts and heritage community, and how to protect your intellectual property, particularly on the internet.

Coming soon | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

Cyber security and protecting your business

Cyber attacks are increasing across all sectors and becoming more sophisticated. Are you protected? Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) explores the threats and the simple steps organisations can take to protect themselves online.

Coming soon | 12pm - 1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Data protection and marketing update

Obtaining personal data is very valuable for marketing goods and services, however, the question of what you can and cannot legally do with this data remains complex. Expert, Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) provides the facts.

Coming soon | 12pm - 1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Tax update for the culture sector – VAT matters

As tax issues continues to change and challenge the finances of organisations in the culture sector, Scott Craig (Azets) regularly provides essential insight as well as highlighting issues and opportunities.

 

Coming soon | 12pm - 1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Marketing, fundraising and data protection laws: keeping yourself right

Obtaining personal data is very valuable for marketing goods and services, however, the question of what you can and cannot legally do with this data remains complex. Expert Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) dives deep into the subject and gives practical tips and advice. 

Coming soon | Online

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Posted 22 February 2024

Work with us!

We’re excited to be recruiting now for a Training & Events Co-ordinator to join our team.

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Posted 04 December 2023

Why the culture sector’s subsidy or bust approach must change

Last week, our Chief Executive David Watt appeared in Scottish Business Insider, discussing why it’s so important for the culture and business sectors in Scotland to come together to move away from subsidies and build a sustainable future.

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Posted 20 November 2023

An Update on The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023 from our Head of Board Development, Catriona Reynolds

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament – which makes changes to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 – was passed by the Parliament on 28th June 2023 and received Royal Assent on 9th August 2023.  The key provisions of the 2023 Act are not yet in force and the 2005 Act remains unchanged, for now.  No action is needed at the moment, but OSCR will provide guidance and advice for charities over the coming months.

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Posted 02 October 2023

C&BS statement on the cut to Creative Scotland budget from Scottish Government

Creative Scotland has announced that the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Angus Robertson, in a letter to Chief Executive, Iain Munro on 20 September, has confirmed the Scottish Government has reapplied a 10% cut to their Grant in Aid Budget for 2023-24, and that this £6.6m sum has not been included in the Autumn Budget Revisions.

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