Culture is central to who we are as a nation. We want to create a more sustainable funding model for culture which benefits organisations and freelancers. Learning from countries such as Ireland and the Netherlands, we will establish a “Percentage for the Arts” scheme.
We continue to support tax relief for culture and creative industries including the games sector, high-end and children’s TV production, animation, film, theatre and orchestras.
Our world class National Collections are enjoyed by over five million people every year. We are protecting free access and are working to widen the touring of our National Collections – beyond traditional settings – in our schools and communities.
We are working with Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland to improve the business support available to creative industries – ensuring a better breadth of expertise for the many different parts of the sector.
Our screen sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years, supported by the creation of Screen Scotland and new studio infrastructure. We want to build on this success to make Scotland the go-to destination for production.
Dè na ceumannan a tha Riaghaltas na h-Alba air gabhail airson taic a thoirt don Ghàidhlig ann an Alba?
Gaelic is an integral part of Scotland’s heritage and the SNP recognises the strong cultural, economic and social value the language brings to our entire nation. We remain committed to increasing the use and visibility of the language to ensure its sustainable long-term future.
We will continue supporting the highly successful EXPO fund for Edinburgh’s major festivals, Celtic Connections and Glasgow International, increasing the funding available to Scottish artists and practitioners, and encouraging creative collaborations.