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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What’s on?

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Employment law & 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

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. 

Tuesday 13 June | 9.30am - 1.30pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Tax update for the culture sector – VAT matters

As tax issues continues to change and challenge the finances of organisations in the culture sector, Scott Craig (Azets) regularly provides essential insight as well as highlighting issues and opportunities.


Tuesday 20 June 2023 | 12pm–1pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

Going for gold – securing business sponsorships from start to finish (Level 1)

This two-session introductory course led by Alice Samtoy takes you through the foundations of sponsorship, from attracting businesses to nurturing long-lasting partnerships. (Previously called Developing Creative Partnerships – Level 1.)

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Online

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2019

Going for gold – securing business sponsorships from start to finish (Level 2)

This two-session consolidation course, led by Alice Samtoy, provides comprehensive training to deepen your knowledge of corporate fundraising. (Previously called Developing creative partnerships – Level 2.)

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

Introduction to being a board member

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

Coming soon | Online

Cashback for new touring and non-touring exhibitions

Tax expert Kirsty Murray (Azets) gives the lowdown on Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR), with advice on collating information effectively and making your claim. Not to be missed.

Coming soon | Online

Andrew Perry, 2020

Cyber security and protecting your business

Cyber attacks are increasing across all sectors and becoming more sophisticated. Are you protected? Laura Irvine (Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP) explores the threats and the simple steps organisations can take to protect themselves online.

Coming soon | Online

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What's new?

Keep in touch with what’s happening in the Culture & Business Scotland community and further afield, and don’t forget to share your own news with us too!

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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Posted 29 December 2022

New chairperson and five trustees appointed to Arts & Business Scotland

South of Scotland Enterprise CEO, Jane Morrison-Ross, succeeds Diana Murray CBE as our new Chair. Joining Jane,
five new Trustees bring a new range of skillsets to our Board.

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