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
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
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
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...