Events in May

We have two exciting conversation events lined up for Glasgow and Edinburgh at the end of May, with more to come in June. We’d love to have you join us – see below for details.

Live Art in Scotland:

Building a Better Residency

26th May 2022 / CCA Club Room, Glasgow / 2-5pm

Scotland’s live art and new performance sector is coming together to talk about the future of artist support and development. What does experimental and interdisciplinary practice need to thrive and flourish? How are different organisations approaching the work of supporting creative exploration and risk?

With contributions from Take Me Somewhere, The Work Room and the CCA, this forum will share information on residencies and development schemes on offer for artists working in Scotland. We’ll hear from artists on how different opportunities have supported them to develop their practice, and think – together – about what the future of artist residencies might look and feel like.

  • What would make a difference to the development of your own work? What are the conditions that allow creative experimentation, exploration and risk-taking?
  • Where are there gaps in what’s already on offer? How do residencies line up with other kinds of training, support or development?
  • What new models can we imagine, together?

We’re excited to welcome you to the space, refreshments provided. To book free tickets and for information on access funds, visit:

Live Art in Scotland:

Festival Futures

30th May 2022 / Summerhall, Edinburgh / 7-8.30pm

With contributions from artist and performer Harry Josephine Giles, performance artist FK Alexander, artist and researcher Anthony Schrag, artist, researcher and arts programmer Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, and performance maker Mamoru Iriguchi, this event asks: what’s next for Scotland’s festival city? 

If the past decade has been characterised by continuous growth, what might shape the next chapter of Edinburgh’s existence as home to the world’s largest arts festival? What are the practices adopted during the pandemic – often centred on access – that we want to see continued in the rush to return to ‘business as usual’? And how can the Edinburgh festivals offer space for creative risk when the cost of taking part is still often steep?

To book free tickets and for information on access funds, visit: