Embedding business into culture and creativity into business

Our vision is for a Scotland where culture thrives, is celebrated, and enriches social, civic and economic lives. And our mission, therefore, is to be the connector between the culture and business sectors; to enable, inspire and support exciting and mutually beneficial cross-sector relationships, to build knowledge, skills and support where they’re needed most, and to champion the impact and value of cultural experiences on all of our lives.

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Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Introduction to Sponsorship

The course has been designed as a first step into corporate fundraising, offering an overview of essential sponsorship knowledge along with practical skills to help you develop successful sponsorships.

Tuesday 3 October | 9.30am - 12pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Going for gold – securing business sponsorships from start to finish

This practical course, led by Alice Samtoy, provides comprehensive training to deepen your knowledge and take your corporate fundraising to the next level.

Tuesday 7 November | 9.30am - 4pm | Azets Exchange Place 3 Semple Street Edinburgh EH3 8BL

Tiu Makkonen, 2017

Legacy giving – now is the time if you do it right!

From triggering interest to cultivating prospects, this excellent four-hour crash course on integrating legacy giving into your fundraising programme (at little or no cost!) is delivered by legacy specialist Richard Radcliffe.

Wednesday 8 November | 11am - 3pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Effective copywriting: from blank page to impactful story

Move from a blank page to a compelling case for support in the capable hands of professional copywriter, Allison Traynor. Packed with tips, tools and techniques and delivered in two sessions over two days.

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 November | 10am–1pm | Online

Developing individual support through membership and friends’ schemes

Whether you’re setting up an individual giving scheme or have one in place that you’d like to develop further, Pam Judson provides expert advice and insight on psychology, strategy and implementation in two sessions over two days.

Wednesday 15 & Wednesday 22 November | 10am - 1pm | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

Introduction to being a board member (November course)

C&BS Head Board Development, Catriona Reynolds, takes new trustees and board members through their paces in two information-packed, hands-on sessions delivered over two days...

Thursday 30 November & Thursday 7 December | 4pm–7pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Chair Matters

Established by Culture & Business Scotland in partnership with Creative Scotland, Chair Matters aims to bring together and provide a valuable network for the Chairs of Creative Scotland funded organisations. 

Thursday 23 November

Andrew Perry, 2020

How to fundraise effectively from trusts and foundations

If you’re planning to pursue funding from trusts and foundations – whether you’ve prior experience or not – Pam Judson provides expert insight and advice over two highly enjoyable, in-depth sessions.

Coming soon (January 2024) | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Marketing, fundraising and data protection laws: keeping yourself right

Obtaining personal data is very valuable for marketing goods and services, however, the question of what you can and cannot legally do with this data remains complex. Expert Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) dives deep into the subject and gives practical tips and advice. 

Coming soon | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Employment law and HR update

The impact of the pandemic on staff wellbeing, engagement and retention makes it vital for employers to go beyond basic statutory employment rights and protections. Barry Nichol (Anderson Strathern) tackles the key issues.

Coming soon | Online

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Posted 06 September 2023

Announcing two senior appointments at Culture & Business Scotland

We are delighted to announce two key appointments to drive the delivery of our mission of enhancing relationships between the culture and business sectors.

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Posted 03 May 2023

Reopening of the Culture & Business Fund Scotland

We’re delighted to announce the Culture & Business Fund Scotland is reopening for applications on 24 May 2023.

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Posted 28 March 2023

Arts & Business Scotland becomes Culture & Business Scotland with new identity and strategic vision

The former Arts & Business Scotland has today announced its rebranding to Culture & Business Scotland, as well as launching its strategy for the next five  years.

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Posted 23 January 2023

Free event planned to showcase benefits of combining creativity and culture with business in Scotland

An upcoming Glasgow event hosted by Arts & Business Scotland will demonstrate the benefits of bringing together the worlds of creativity, culture and enterprise to help businesses innovate.

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