What We Do

Shetland Arts is the lead arts agency in Shetland. We’re here to support creative people. We believe that creativity is an important part of everybody’s life, no matter who you are, where you live or what you do. We believe that art can change lives. Our challenge is to enable and empower our communities, groups and individuals to fulfil their creative potential.

We believe that aspiration, innovation and ambition fuel creative places. These values support a creative landscape: places and spaces where people can feel safe to experiment make mistakes and break new ground. We want creative people in Shetland to feel supported; to feel they can try out new ideas.

We deliver arts development activity across a range of artforms, including film, drama, music, craft, literature, dance and visual art, through a dedicated team of specialist art form officers.

Every year we allocate funds to each artform and our development officers devise and support a high quality programme of events and activities.

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