Creative Arts groups encouraged to engage with Scottish Government

Creative groups such as those behind the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival encouraged to input into new Scottish Government group.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY GROUPS and individuals working in Moray are being encouraged to input into a new initiative announcing this week by the Scottish Government.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop is to chair a new Creative Industries Advisory Group to advise ministers on the support the sector required to ensure it continues to thrive.

Invitations to become members of the group have been sent to industry leaders from across the country in areas such as architecture, visual art, craft-making, music, fashion and textiles, performing arts and film production.

Over the next few weeks the final membership of the group is expected to be announced ahead of their first meeting.

Speaking about the announcement, Ms Hyslop said: “Scotland is renowned for its world leading expertise in creativity and innovative design . The Scottish Government is committed to developing this ingenuity and nurturing the creative industries for generations to come.

“This advisory Group will support more collaborative working by enabling the diverse range of business and entrepreneurs across the creative industries to engage with each other and with Government to discuss and advise on high-level issues of relevance to the whole sector.

“I want to hear directly about the successes, issues and priorities the sector is experiencing so we can collectively take a strategic view on how the Scottish Government and its public agencies can further support the creative industries sector as a whole.”