Culture & Business Fund

C&BS Fund Case Studies

FESTIVALS | STREET ARTS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society & Playbill

From Broadway to Edinburgh

Each August, Edinburgh plays host to around 3,000 shows performed by artists from around the globe. For the 2023 Fringe Festival, two key deliverables were identified to help enhance the audience experience – a return of the Fringe App and an expansion of the free Fringe Street Events programme. A partnership between the Fringe Society and Playbill brought both to life.

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VISUAL ARTS

The Glasgow School of Art & Midton Plastics

Making plastic truly fantastic

Materials Matter ‘Remade’ was a project delivered by Midton Plastics and The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Sculpture and Environmental Art department between December 2021 and November 2022. Using the recycled plastic material ‘Remade’, twenty students created six public art sculptures, produced a film about their experiences, and staged a public exhibition at Midton Open Day as part of the Argyll Art Map.

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COMBINED ARTS | GALLERIES | INTANGIBLE HERITAGE | MUSEUMS | VISUAL ARTS

Living Memory Association & Ocean Terminal

The Wee Hub… where big things happen

In 2021, the departure of Debenhams from Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith left almost 6,000 square metres of retail space empty. Keen to develop their offering far beyond shopping and hospitality, Ocean Terminal approached The Living Memory Association to collaborate on a creative, community engagement project in return for rent-free use of the empty spaces.

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FILM & TV

Scottish Youth Film Foundation & Scottish Power

Harnessing the power of film-making through COP TV

With the COP 26 climate summit coming to Glasgow in November 2021, the Scottish Youth Film Foundation (SYFF) were able to recruit 12 young people as video journalists, and embed them as reporters through a COP TV initiative, thanks to sponsorship from energy giant ScottishPower and match funding from the C&BS Fund.

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FESTIVALS | INTANGIBLE HERITAGE | MUSIC | VISUAL ARTS

Sufi Festival & Esplanade Vale Media Ltd

Celebrating a meeting of souls at the 2022 Sufi Festival

Established in 2019, the Sufi Festival aims to bringing different communities together in a spirit of cohesion and harmony. Taking place in July, across various Glasgow locations, the 2022 Sufi Festival saw more than 50 different artists deliver a wide range of activities to share and celebrate the Sufism tradition of Islamic Mysticism.

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