Our Island, Our Future

Cultural Assembly Meeting

A new co-operative for Culture, Heritage and the Arts will promote Argyll and Bute on the national and international stage and attract more visitors to the region, with support from Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Awards.

The Cultural Assembly is hosting a meeting on Tiree on Monday the 20th of April, 7:30pm in An Talla. Anyone working in the sector – or interested in moving it forward – is encouraged to attend to find out how to get involved.

The independent initiative aims to map culture, heritage and arts across Argyll and its islands, allowing sectors to work together more closely and to celebrate a wealth of activity. It will foster collaboration and aims to develop and deliver exciting new partnership projects, joint marketing initiatives and shared training and resources.

A spokesperson for the Cultural Assembly Steering Group, said:
“We believe strongly that everyone who works in the culture, heritage and arts sectors – as a volunteer, employee or artist – will benefit from being part of an independent co-operative with its own voice. This is a great opportunity for us all to work together to showcase the wealth of activity in this area and to promote Argyll as a creative destination.”

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie, said, “Our culture, heritage, arts, Gaelic language and music are an intrinsic part of what defines Argyll and Bute’s identity, character and appeal. There is huge potential to develop these assets and their contribution to our cultural tourism and their support of the economy of Argyll and Bute and we are looking forward to working with the culture and heritage sectors alongside Creative Scotland in taking this exciting project forward.”

We hope to see you on Monday the 20th of April.

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