Archive for March, 2012

One week left to enter Shetland Open

Posted by on March 28th, 2012 No Comments
Just over one week left to enter the Shetland Open! The Shetland Open will take place this year at Bonhoga Gallery from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 10th June, with a public opening on 27th April from 5.30-7.30pm. Entries are welcome from amateur, professional and student artists, aged 18 and over, who are linked to… Read the rest...

Budget boost for UK television welcomed by Shetland Arts

Posted by on March 22nd, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts’ is pleased to welcome yesterday’s announcement by Chancellor George Osborne on the introduction of a tax incentive for high-budget scripted television. The Budget boost could have a substantial positive impact for Shetland and other rural locations given the suitability of TV drama for regional production. High budget productions usually run for a number… Read the rest...

Since 2007 Shetland Arts’ awards £64,000 to 77 Shetland craftmakers and artists via creative development awards

Posted by on March 16th, 2012 No Comments
Since 2007 Shetland Arts’ awards £64,000 to 77 Shetland craftmakers and artists via creative development awards Continuing its support for the creative and professional development of practitioners working across all artforms, Shetland Arts is delighted to announce the next round of its popular and effective grant schemes: Working Up-5 Craftmaker Awards, and the Visual Artist Awards. Both award schemes are funded in partnership with Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council, and… Read the rest...

Tavish Scott congratulates Shetland Arts and RSNO on successful tour

Posted by on March 13th, 2012 1 Comment
Tavish Scott congratulates Shetland Arts and RSNO on successful tour MSP Tavish Scott has tabled a Motion congratulating Shetland Arts and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) on their successful partnership working together on Out and About Week in Shetland 1st – 5th March: five days of rehearsals and performances, education and community activities, and workshops and masterclasses across the Islands. The Motion reads: Parliament… Read the rest...

First Hansel of Film runner chosen

Posted by on March 12th, 2012 No Comments
First Hansel of Film runner chosen Hansel definition: ‘a gift to commemorate an inaugural occasion, the launching of a new boat, the birth of a child, a new home, new enterprise.’  John J Graham – The Shetland Dictionary. Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that it has chosen the first ‘runner’ for Hansel of Film.  ‘Gypsy Waggon Artist’ Rory Coxhill… Read the rest...

Shetland Youth Theatre to perform ‘Lord of the Flies’

Posted by on March 8th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Youth Theatre to perform 'Lord of the Flies' Shetland Arts is pleased to announce that Shetland Youth Theatre is to perform an adaptation of one of the best known novels of the 20th Century at the end of this month.  The young company, well known throughout Scotland and beyond for its innovative approach to the theatre experience, is presenting a stage version of… Read the rest...

Shetland Arts and RSNO partnership proves to be a great success

Posted by on March 6th, 2012 No Comments
Shetland Arts and RSNO partnership proves to be a great success Shetland Arts is delighted that its partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) was so successful, after a weekend of very well-attended concerts and events. Shetland Arts made an approach to the RSNO in early 2010 about the possibility of a visit to Shetland in the year of the Cultural Olympiad. The past weekend… Read the rest...

Mareel is hotting up!

Posted by on March 6th, 2012 No Comments
Some good news. Nothing scary has happened in regard to the construction of Mareel in the past month. The new venue is packed full of builders rapidly moving Mareel towards completion. Our Contractor DITT Construction Ltd is on schedule for the end of May handover of the building and we are all working hard together… Read the rest...

Creative Learning Network Event

Posted by on March 5th, 2012 No Comments
Creative Learning Network Event Shetland Arts presents this Continuous Professional Development Event in partnership with SIC Education and Creative Links. The Creative Learning Network is an opportunity for artists, school and community based staff to come together for inspiration on new creative ideas for learning. The event is not open to the general public. Jayne Wallace is a digital… Read the rest...