The Craft of Making
Joint Scottish Artists Union and Applied Arts Scotland event at the Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow on Wednesday 22nd May from 15.30 to 18.00, booking required.
Local Authority Cuts
Cuts in local authority arts programmes are increasing just at the time when Creative Scotland is leaderless and ineffective.
SAU 2012 Members Survey Results
SAU publishes results of 2012 Members Survey
Farewell Mr Dixon, Hello Creative Scotland Board
Statement from Creative Scotland Board, 7 December 2012
SAU publishes report on Public Entertainment Licenses
SAU publishes research report on the impact of Public Entertainment Licenses on visual and applied arts.
Farewell Mr Dixon
The Executive of the Scottish Artists Union regrets the requirement for the resignation of the CEO of Creative Scotland; now that it has occurred we hope that, as we continue with our campaigns, this new situation will open the way for better relations between the Arts Community and their major funding body.
SAU Petition reaches 500 signatures
The SAU met with Andrew Dixon and Amanda Catto on Wednesday 31st October 2012 to discuss Creative Scotlandís response to the SAU petition, issues relating to the SAU MembersíSurvey 2012, and to lobby Creative Scotland on their strategies and current policies.
SAU Petition to Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland needs to do things that will make a difference to all the artists and makers working in Scotland today.
New benefit - Mail Boxes Etc services Glasgow
SAU has negotiated a new benefit for copying, printing and finishing as well as domestic and international shipping with Mail Boxes Etc on Byres Road
SAU updated Rates of Pay guidance
SAU has produced updated guidance on Rates of Pay
Welcome to the Scottish Artists Union website.
The pre-eminent representative voice for visual and applied artists in Scotland, and the only trade union of its kind in the United Kingdom, the SAU is a vitally needed presence in the new political landscape of the country.
As you know, the Scottish Artists Union recently held its AGM - many thanks to those of you who attended and contributed.
As part of the Union's business a proposal was made by the executive committee to approach Creative Scotland with a set of demands.
We are initiating a petition aiming to gather evidence of support for the following proposals.
The Scottish Artists Union demands that Creative Scotland
∑ Adopts transparent decision-making processes, involving artists in all decision-making that affects artists and providing clear feedback on all decisions.
∑ Provides a reliable, accessible and effective infrastructure for artists and makers focused on the long term sustainability of the sector and its organisations.
∑ Ensures through Grant Offers that all organisations in receipt of CS investment use appropriate Contracts.
∑ Endorses and adopts all Union Recommended Rates of Pay for artists as minimum levels, and ensure through Grant Offers that all organisations in receipt of Creative Scotland grants and investments at a minimum implement these rates.
∑ Makes the payment of exhibition fees (in addition to any other relevant commissions, fees and expenses) mandatory for all organisations in receipt of grants and investments.
∑ Monitors the implementation of all of these measures through grant and investment reporting requirements.
It is very important that as many people as possible sign this petition. Click here!
Please do your bit for your Union by making the effort to support this action by signing the petition. Offering evidence to Government and Creative Scotland that there is support for these changes, can influence positively the outcome of recent events.
THE SAU IS CAMPAIGNING FOR A BETTER WORKING LIFE FOR VISUAL AND APPLIED ARTISTS ACROSS SCOTLAND - JOIN AND BE HEARD!
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