Scotland’s Coming Arts Overhaul

“The launch of a long-promised review of Scotland’s arts policy has been delayed to reflect better the First Minister’s new agenda for ‘cultural rights’… The cultural review – seen as the Scottish Executive’s move to put its post-devolutionary stamp on the arts – is being overseen by the culture minister, Frank McAveety, and his advisers… The review will be closely watched by arts organisations in Scotland, and is anticipated with a mixture of nervousness and hope. The closely guarded consultation paper could pave the way for a shake-up of organisations such as the Scottish Arts Council, which administers £60 million in Executive and lottery funds, and Scottish Screen.”