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WHY ARTISTS WILL VOTE YES

WHY ARTISTS WILL VOTE YES | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

It should come as no surprise that most Scottish artists that express an opinion on Scottish independence are Yes supporters. Artists are so often at the forefront of political engagement and their job is to offer an interpretation of our everyday experience with their imagination and creativity. A new nation, uncharted, and ours to build, is something that is therefore immediately attractive to the artist, and the many possibilities it presents an obvious opportunity.


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Artists for Independence?

Artists for Independence? | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Ben Judge, who runs the Edinburgh festival review magazine, ‘Fest’ has written exploring the issue of why there isn’t more focus on the independence referendum at the festival (‘Scotland the Brave?’) :

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Artists for Independence | National Collective

Artists for Independence | National Collective | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

In the words of the fantastic Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz TV series; Look around you. Not, around you, but around this article. Look at this website. To the right, you’ll see creative projects campaigning innovatively for independence, you’ll see recommended articles, some of them by incredibly well revered and prominent Scottish artists. You’ll see that this website has a combined Facebook and Twitter following of over 10,000, and over 1,200 members. You’ll see links to other websites supporting a more engaging referendum debate. Look down. You’ll see photos exploring cultures and communities in Scotland, right next to more recommended articles by more prominent artists and creatives discussing why they support independence.

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North East Open Studios - A comprehensive guide to Galleries, Artists and Makers of the North East of Scotland

The North East Open Studios (NEOS) is Scotland’s Largest Open Studios event. An award winning, not for profit collective of artists, makers and galleries in the North East of Scotland who open their doors to the public yearly.

 

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