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What are the Participatory Arts?

Guest blog by Katch Holmes
I attended the Artworks Scotland conference in Dundee from 14 to 15 November and delivered a presentation reflecting on some of my current research and recent experience in participatory art settings.

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Fiona Hunter at WOMEX

Guest blog by Mike Vass

WOMEX is an international World Music Expo and this year was held in Cardiff from the 23rd to the 27th of October. ‘Horizons at WOMEX‘ was a special collaboration between Creative Scotland and Arts Councils in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to showcase some UK acts at WOMEX.

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Progression Routes - Community Music

Guest blog: Iain Bruce on Youth Music in Scotland, originally posted on the Youth Music Forum of Scotland

Hello! My name is Iain Bruce and I co-ordinate ELjam, East Lothian Youth Music Forum and Strategic Music Partnership. Without getting too bogged down in detail, this role brings me in to contact with anyone and everyone that is involved in youth music provision in East Lothian, and frequently beyond.

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Making Music

Message from Making Music’s Emma Campbell

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Running a Music Retreat with Adult Learners

Guest blog by Mairi Campbell
Mairi Campbell is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher who runs Lismore Music Retreats as well as performing in a variety of different contexts and experimenting with voice and recording techniques.

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